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Inpatient Perinatal Care

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The rates displayed in these graphs are from data reported for discharges from April 1, 2016 through June 30, 2016.


Elective delivery

  • Mothers who electively deliver prior to 39 weeks gestation have a higher risk of cesarean section delivery and longer hospital stays.    Repeat c-sections prior to 39 weeks gestation can cause respiratory problems for the baby which may require mechanical ventilation.  The baby is also at higher risk of infection and low blood sugar.



Exclusive breast milk feeding

  • Exclusive breast milk feeding for the first 6 months of neonatal life has long been the expressed goal of World Health Organization, Department of Health and Human Services, American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  This measure shows how many babies were fed with only breast milk during their hospitalization (No water or formula). 




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