March 2021: Changes have been made to align this quality standard with the updated NICE guideline on caesarean birth. The term 'caesarean section' has been replaced with 'caesarean birth' where appropriate. Quality statements 2 and 8 have had their wording updated for clarity and consistency with the updated guideline. Source guidance references and definitions have also been updated throughout. Quality statement 7 on the use of fetal blood sampling has been removed because the underpinning recommendation was removed from the NICE guideline.