This guideline covers when to offer caesarean section, procedural aspects of the operation and care after caesarean section. It aims to improve the consistency and quality of care for women who are considering a caesarean section or have had a caesarean section in the past and are now pregnant again.
In September 2019, we replaced the recommendations on caesarean section for women with a multiple pregnancy with links to our guideline on twin and triplet pregnancy.
This guideline includes recommendations on:
This clinical guideline updates and replaces NICE guideline CG13 (published April 2004).