ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z38.01

Single liveborn infant, delivered by cesarean

Diagnosis Code Z38.01

ICD-10: Z38.01
Short Description: Single liveborn infant, delivered by cesarean
Long Description: Single liveborn infant, delivered by cesarean
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z38.01

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons encountering health services in circumstances related to reproduction (Z30-Z39)
      • Liveborn infants according to place of birth and type of del (Z38)

Information for Patients

Cesarean Section

Also called: C-section

A Cesarean section (C-section) is surgery to deliver a baby. The baby is taken out through the mother's abdomen. In the United States, almost one in three women has their babies this way. Some C-sections are planned, but many are done when unexpected problems happen during delivery. Reasons for a C-section may include

  • Health problems in the mother
  • The mother carrying more than one baby
  • The size or position of the baby
  • The baby's health is in danger
  • Labor is not moving along as it should

The surgery is relatively safe for mother and baby. Still, it is major surgery and carries risks. It also takes longer to recover from a C-section than from vaginal birth. It can raise the risk of having difficulties with future pregnancies. Some women may have problems attempting a vaginal birth later. Still, many women are able to have a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

  • After a C-section - in the hospital
  • C-section
  • Going home after a C-section
  • Vaginal birth after C-section

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