Reference 2018-126

REF:           2018-126

Subject:       Caesarean sections by maternal request 




  1. Does the Trust allow women to have caesarean sections by maternal request (i.e. when a woman asks for a caesarean section when there is no other indication)?

Only if you answer “No” to Q1:

  1. If possible, please state when this restriction was introduced (or state if it has always been Trust policy).
  2. A) Please provide the relevant policy and/or guideline which sets out the Trust’s position on caesarean sections by maternal request. Please attach the document(s) or provide a direct link(s), stating page number if applicable.

3 B) If applicable, please provide the patient information leaflet provided to women who ask for a maternal request caesarean section. Please attach the document or provide a direct link.




Section 21 – information already reasonably accessible

This exemption applies if the information requested is already accessible to the requester. You could apply this if you know that the requester already has the information, or if it is already in the public domain.

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