CG132

Caesarean section (CG132)

  • Clinical guidelines CG132
  • Issued: November 2011
    • Caesarean section (update)

      This clinical guideline updates and replaces NICE clinical guideline 13 (published April 2004). It offers evidence-based advice on the care of women who:

      • have had a caesarean section in the past and are now pregnant again
      • have a clinical indication for a caesarean section or
      • are considering a caesarean section when there is no other indication.

      New and updated recommendations have been included on:

      • the risks and benefits of planned caesarean section compared with planned vaginal birth
      • care of women considered at risk of a morbidly adherent placenta
      • appropriate care and choices for women who are HIV positive
      • care of women requesting a caesarean section without a clinical indication
      • decision-to-delivery intervals to be used as audit standards
      • timing of the administration of antibiotics for caesarean section
      • appropriate care and choices for women who have previously had a caesarean section.

      August 2012: Recommendations 1.3.1.1 and 1.3.1.2 have been removed from this guideline. See Changes after publication for further details.

      This page was last updated: 06 February 2014

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      Information for the public

Patient

The summary of the key recommendations in the guidance written for patients, carers and those with little medical knowledge and may be used in local patient information leaflets.

Quick Reference Guide

The quick reference guide presents recommendations for health professionals

NICE Guideline

The published NICE clinical guideline, contains the recommendations for health professionals and NHS bodies.

Full Guideline

The published full clinical guideline for specialists with background, evidence, recommendations and methods used.

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