53The urgency of CS should be documented using the following standardised scheme in order to aid clear communication between healthcare professionals about the urgency of a CS:
  1. immediate threat to the life of the woman or fetus
  2. maternal or fetal compromise which is not immediately life-threatening
  3. no maternal or fetal compromise but needs early delivery
  4. delivery timed to suit woman or staff. [C] [2004]

From: 7, Procedural aspects of caesarean section

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