New NHS guidelines on caesarean sections

New guidelines issued today (28 April 2004) to the NHS in England and Wales set out the best care for women and babies on caesarean section. The guidelines, published by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence in conjunction with the National Collaborating Centre for Women’s and Children’s Health, cover the information and support that should be offered to women making decisions about whether to have a caesarean section, including consent for caesarean sections, reasons for needing a caesarean section, and the care that should be offered during and after the operation.

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