ICD-10 Diagnosis Code O65.2

Obstructed labor due to pelvic inlet contraction

Diagnosis Code O65.2

ICD-10: O65.2
Short Description: Obstructed labor due to pelvic inlet contraction
Long Description: Obstructed labor due to pelvic inlet contraction
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code O65.2

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The code O65.2 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Complications of labor and delivery (O60-O77)
      • Obstructed labor due to maternal pelvic abnormality (O65)

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients


Childbirth Problems

While childbirth usually goes well, complications can happen. They can cause a risk to the mother, baby, or both. Possible complications include

  • Preterm (premature) labor, when labor starts before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy
  • Problems with the umbilical cord
  • Problems with the position of the baby, such as breech, in which the baby is going to come out feet first
  • Birth injuries

For some of these problems, the baby may need to be delivered surgically by a Cesarean section.

  • Assisted delivery with forceps
  • Brachial plexus injury in newborns
  • Breech birth
  • Caput succedaneum
  • Meconium aspiration syndrome
  • Premature rupture of membranes


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