6 Committee comments
6.1 The Committee recognised the potential for insertion of a balloon device to disimpact an engaged fetal head before an emergency caesarean section to become widely used if further evidence shows it to be safe and efficacious. This was an important reason for the recommendation for further evidence in section 1.3.
6.2 The Committee noted that the emergency and often unexpected circumstances in which this device would be used preclude any recommendation about special arrangements for consent.
6.3 The Committee noted that there is ongoing research evaluating the safety and efficacy of this procedure.