Recommendation ID
In otherwise uncomplicated twin pregnancies at term where the presentation of the first twin is cephalic, perinatal morbidity and mortality is increased for the second twin. However, the effect of planned Caesarean Section (CS) in improving outcome for the second twin remains uncertain and therefore CS should not routinely be offered outside a research context. [2004]
Any explanatory notes
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Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Caesarean section
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