ICD-10 Diagnosis Code O47.02

False labor before 37 completed weeks of gest, second tri

Diagnosis Code O47.02

ICD-10: O47.02
Short Description: False labor before 37 completed weeks of gest, second tri
Long Description: False labor before 37 completed weeks of gestation, second trimester
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code O47.02

Code Classification
  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
    • Maternal care related to the fetus and amniotic cavity and possible delivery problems (O30-O48)
      • False labor (O47)

Information for Patients


When you are ready to have your baby, you'll go through labor. Labor is the process of giving birth. Signs that you might be going into labor include

  • Contractions that are regular then start to come closer together
  • Leaking fluid or bleeding from the vagina
  • Low, dull backache
  • Abdominal cramps

Call your health care provider if you have any of these signs, even if it is before your due date. Preterm labor can start before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy.

Labor happens in three stages. The first stage begins with contractions. It continues until your cervix has become thinner and dilated (stretched) to about 4 inches wide. The second stage is the active stage, in which you begin to push downward. Crowning is when your baby's scalp comes into view. Shortly afterward, your baby is born. In the third stage, you deliver the placenta. The placenta is the organ that supplied food and oxygen to your baby during pregnancy.

Mothers and babies are monitored closely during labor. Most women are able to have a baby through normal vaginal delivery. If there are complications, the baby may need to be delivered surgically by a Cesarean section.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

  • After vaginal delivery - in the hospital
  • Am I in labor?
  • Assisted delivery with forceps
  • Delivery presentations
  • Delivery presentations
  • Epidural block
  • Episiotomy
  • Spinal and epidural anesthesia
  • What you should bring to your labor and delivery

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