ICD-10 Diagnosis Code O36.4XX0

Maternal care for intrauterine death, not applicable or unsp

Diagnosis Code O36.4XX0

ICD-10: O36.4XX0
Short Description: Maternal care for intrauterine death, not applicable or unsp
Long Description: Maternal care for intrauterine death, not applicable or unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code O36.4XX0

Code Classification
  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
    • Maternal care related to the fetus and amniotic cavity and possible delivery problems (O30-O48)
      • Maternal care for other fetal problems (O36)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Maternity diagnoses Additional informationCallout TooltipMaternity diagnoses
Maternity. Age range is 12–55 years inclusive (e.g., diabetes in pregnancy, antepartum pulmonary complication).

Diagnoses for females only Additional informationCallout TooltipDiagnoses for females only
Diagnoses for females only.

  • Antepartum fetal death
  • Antepartum fetal death with cessation of labor
  • Antepartum fetal death with continued labor
  • Dead fetus in utero
  • Fetal death due to anoxia
  • Fetal death due to asphyxia
  • Fetal death due to asphyxia during labor
  • Fetal death due to labor anoxia
  • Fetal death due to prelabor anoxia
  • Fetal death from asphyxia AND/OR anoxia during labor
  • Fetal death from asphyxia AND/OR anoxia, not clear if noted before OR after onset of labor
  • Fetal death, affecting management of mother
  • Fetal intrapartum death after first assessment
  • Intrapartum fetal death
  • Intrapartum fetal death
  • Intrauterine death - delivered
  • Intrauterine death of one twin
  • Intrauterine death with antenatal problem
  • Late fetal death affecting management of mother

Information for Patients


If a woman loses a pregnancy after she's past her 20th week, it's called a stillbirth. Stillbirths are due to natural causes. They can happen before delivery or during delivery. Causes include:

  • Problems with the placenta, the organ that transports oxygen and nutrients to the fetus
  • Genetic problems with the fetus
  • Fetal infections
  • Other physical problems in the fetus

In at least half of all cases, it is not possible to tell why the baby died.

If stillbirth happens before delivery, your health care provider may induce labor or perform a Cesarean section to deliver the fetus. In some cases, you can wait until you go into labor yourself. This usually happens within two weeks of stillbirth.

Counseling may help you cope with your grief. Later, if you do decide to try again, work closely with your health care provider to lower the risks. Many women who have a stillbirth go on to have healthy babies.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

  • When your baby is stillborn

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