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Maternity Information

New York State's Maternity Information Law requires each hospital to provide the following information about its childbirth practices and procedures. This information can help you to better understand what you can expect, learn more about your childbirth choices, and plan for your baby's birth. Data shown are for 2012. For more information please see the Maternity Information Brochure.

All births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Total births 2,430100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 00.0%0.4%
Low/outlet forceps delivery 00.0%0.2%
Mid forceps delivery 00.0%0.0%
Internal fetal monitoring 2359.7%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 2,14688.3%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 45118.6%11.1%
Induction by medicine 40316.6%17.4%
Augmented labor 47119.4%20.1%
Analgesia 71829.6%40.6%
Attended by midwife 00.0%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 1,36356.1%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 30.5%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 20.1%0.2%
Episiotomy 47634.9%15.2%
General anesthesia 60.4%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 221.6%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 63046.3%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 30022.0%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 1,06643.9%34.1%
Primary cesarean 50220.7%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 56423.2%13.6%
General anesthesia 312.9%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 90184.8%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 11711.0%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 1,93787.0%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 26611.9%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 1,67186.3%51.6%

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