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Mother Baby Quality Care

Berkshire Medical Center's Mother Baby Unit provides care that meets, and in many areas exceeds, performance ratings compared with state and national averages. We are pleased to provide you with the following statistics from 2014:

Total Number of Deliveries: 795

Vaginal Births: 74%

Successful attempts at vaginal birth after a Cesarean: 83%

Cesarean Births: 26%

  • Primary Cesarean Births: 11%

Women placed on external fetal monitors: 95%

Women for whom labor is induced: 30%

Women who receive Intravenous Therapy in labor: 92%

Vaginal births requiring forceps: 2%

Vaginal births requiring vacuum extraction: 3%

Women who receive episiotomies: 1%

Women who receive epidural anesthesia: 63%

Women who receive spinal anesthesia: 18%

Women who receive general anesthesia: 1%

Women who breastfeed: 79%

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