ICD-10 Diagnosis Code O77.0

Labor and delivery complicated by meconium in amniotic fluid

Diagnosis Code O77.0

ICD-10: O77.0
Short Description: Labor and delivery complicated by meconium in amniotic fluid
Long Description: Labor and delivery complicated by meconium in amniotic fluid
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code O77.0

Valid for Submission
The code O77.0 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Complications of labor and delivery (O60-O77)
      • Other fetal stress complicating labor and delivery (O77)

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).

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Diagnoses for females only.

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code O77.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Fresh meconium staining liquor
  • Labor and delivery complication by meconium in amniotic fluid
  • Meconium in amniotic fluid first noted during labor AND/OR delivery in liveborn infant
  • Meconium stained liquor
  • Meconium stained liquor - grade I
  • Meconium stained liquor - grade II
  • Meconium stained liquor - grade III
  • Old meconium staining liquor
  • Thick meconium stained liquor

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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