ICD-10 Diagnosis Code O99.32

Drug use comp pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium

Diagnosis Code O99.32

ICD-10: O99.32
Short Description: Drug use comp pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium
Long Description: Drug use complicating pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code O99.32

Code Classification
  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
    • Encounter for delivery (O80-O82)
      • Oth maternal diseases classd elsw but compl preg/chldbrth (O99)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code O99.32 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    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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    Postpartum Care

    Also called: Post-pregnancy health

    Taking home a new baby is one of the happiest times in a woman's life. But it also presents both physical and emotional challenges.

    • Get as much rest as possible. You may find that all you can do is eat, sleep, and care for your baby. And that is perfectly okay. You will have spotting or bleeding, like a menstrual period, off and on for up to six weeks.
    • You might also have swelling in your legs and feet, feel constipated, have menstrual-like cramping. Even if you are not breastfeeding, you can have milk leaking from your nipples, and your breasts might feel full, tender, or uncomfortable.
    • Follow your doctor's instructions on how much activity, like climbing stairs or walking, you can do for the next few weeks.
    • Doctors usually recommend that you abstain from sexual intercourse for four to six weeks after birth.

    In addition to physical changes, you may feel sad or have the "baby blues." If you are extremely sad or are unable to care for yourself or your baby, you might have a serious condition called postpartum depression.

    Dept. of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health

    • After vaginal delivery - in the hospital
    • Losing weight after pregnancy
    • Vaginal delivery - discharge

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    Pregnancy and Substance Abuse

    When you are pregnant, you are not just "eating for two." You also breathe and drink for two, so it is important to carefully consider what you give to your baby. If you smoke, use alcohol or take illegal drugs, so does your unborn baby.

    First, don't smoke. Smoking during pregnancy passes nicotine and cancer-causing drugs to your baby. Smoke also keeps your baby from getting nourishment and raises the risk of stillbirth or premature birth. Don't drink alcohol. There is no known safe amount of alcohol a woman can drink while pregnant. Alcohol can cause life-long physical and behavioral problems in children, including fetal alcohol syndrome. Don't use illegal drugs. Using illegal drugs may cause underweight babies, birth defects or withdrawal symptoms after birth.

    If you are pregnant and you smoke, drink alcohol or do drugs, get help. Your health care provider can recommend programs to help you quit. You and your baby will be better off.

    Dept. of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health

    • Alcohol and pregnancy
    • Neonatal abstinence syndrome
    • Smoking and Pregnancy (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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