Recommendation ID
Pregnant women with a recurrence of herpes simplex virus (HSV) at birth should be informed that there is uncertainty about the effect of planned Caesarean Section (CS) in reducing the risk of neonatal HSV infection. Therefore, CS should not routinely be offered outside a research context. [2004]
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

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