International Classification of Diseases - XV Pregnancy Childbirth

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International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision (ICD-10) Version for 2010

Note - this is not a full listing of the classifications, only the major sub-headings that relate to development (there are additional sub-sub-headings not yet listed here).

Chapter XV Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O99)

The codes included in this chapter are to be used for conditions related to or aggravated by the pregnancy, childbirth or by the puerperium (maternal causes or obstetric causes)

Excludes Certain diseases or injuries complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium classified elsewhere: external causes (for mortality) (V, W, X, Y); injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external cause (S00-T88.1, , T88.6-T98); mental and behavioural disorders associated with the puerperium (F53.-); obstetrical tetanus (A34); postpartum necrosis of pituitary gland (E23.0); puerperal osteomalacia (M83.0); supervision of high-risk pregnancy (Z35.-); supervision of normal pregnancy (Z34.-).

Pregnancy with abortive outcome (O00-O08)

Oedema, proteinuria and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O10-O16)

Oedema, proteinuria and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O10-O16)

Other maternal disorders predominantly related to pregnancy (O20-O29)

Maternal care related to the fetus and amniotic cavity and possible delivery problems (O30-O48)

Complications of labour and delivery (O60-O75)

Delivery (O80-O84)

Complications predominantly related to the puerperium (O85-O92)

Other obstetric conditions, not elsewhere classified (O94-O99)

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