5 Other versions of this guideline
The full guideline, 'Caesarean section' contains details of the methods and evidence used to develop the guideline. It is published by the National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health.
The recommendations from this guideline have been incorporated into a NICE pathway.
A summary for patients and carers is available.
We encourage NHS and voluntary sector organisations to use text from this summary in their own information about caesarean section.