Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca

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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 898100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 10.1%0.4%
Low/outlet forceps delivery 10.1%0.2%
Mid forceps delivery 00.0%0.0%
Internal fetal monitoring 273.0%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 87297.1%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 16618.5%11.1%
Induction by medicine 24026.7%17.4%
Augmented labor 33937.8%20.1%
Analgesia 32035.6%40.6%
Attended by midwife 32336.0%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 62269.7%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 109.3%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 00.0%0.2%
Episiotomy 619.8%15.2%
General anesthesia 10.2%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 457.2%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 32652.4%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 11518.5%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 00.0%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 27130.3%34.1%
Primary cesarean 17419.5%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 9710.9%13.6%
General anesthesia 41.5%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 19070.1%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 7728.4%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 79391.1%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 68178.3%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 11214.1%51.6%

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