Recommendation ID
CG132/10
Question
Women should be informed that the effects on the likelihood of Caesarean Section (CS) of complementary therapies used during labour (such as acupuncture, aromatherapy, hypnosis, herbal products, nutritional supplements, homeopathic medicines, and Chinese medicines) have not been properly evaluated and further research is needed before such interventions can be recommended. [2004]
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
None.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Caesarean section
Number
CG132
Date issued
November 2011

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? Yes  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No