Brooks Memorial Hospital

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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 612100.0%n/a
Forceps delivery 10.2%0.4%
Low/outlet forceps delivery 00.0%0.2%
Mid forceps delivery 10.2%0.0%
Internal fetal monitoring 00.0%8.4%
External fetal monitoring 59697.4%90.0%
Induction by artificial rupture of membranes 11719.1%11.1%
Induction by medicine 8413.7%17.4%
Augmented labor 7111.6%20.1%
Analgesia 53587.4%40.6%
Attended by midwife 00.0%9.5%

Vaginal births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Vaginal births 37261.0%65.9%
Vaginal birth after prior cesarean 00.0%11.3%
Breech births delivered vaginally 00.0%0.2%
Episiotomy 5214.0%15.2%
General anesthesia 30.8%0.4%
Spinal anesthesia 51.3%5.5%
Epidural anesthesia 24365.3%59.1%
Local/other anesthesia 164.3%12.1%
Paracervical anesthesia 10.3%0.0%
Pudendal anesthesia 00.0%0.1%

Cesarean births

InterventionThis FacilityStatewide
Cesarean births 23839.0%34.1%
Primary cesarean 13121.5%20.5%
Repeat cesarean 10717.5%13.6%
General anesthesia 239.7%4.4%
Spinal anesthesia 18477.6%67.5%
Epidural/local anesthesia 3012.7%26.8%


Infant Feeding Method1This FacilityStatewide
Fed any breast milk 36160.5%83.8%
Fed exclusively breast milk 22437.5%40.6%
Breastfed Infants Supplemented with Formula2 13738.0%51.6%

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