Recommendation ID
CG132/7
Question
Preterm birth is associated with higher neonatal morbidity and mortality. However, the effect of planned Caesarean Section (CS) in improving these outcomes remains uncertain and therefore CS should not routinely be offered outside a research context. [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