ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 654.20

Prev c-delivery unspec

Diagnosis Code 654.20

ICD-9: 654.20
Short Description: Prev c-delivery unspec
Long Description: Previous cesarean delivery, unspecified as to episode of care or not applicable
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 654.20

Code Classification
  • Complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium
    • Normal delivery, and other indications for care in pregnancy, labor, and delivery (650-659)
      • 654 Abnormality of organs and soft tissues of pelvis

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, about one in four women have their babies this way. Most C-sections are done when unexpected problems happen during delivery. These include

  • Health problems in the mother
  • The position of the baby
  • Not enough room for the baby to go through the vagina
  • Signs of distress in the baby

C-sections are also more common among women carrying more than one baby.

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. After healing, the incision may leave a weak spot in the wall of the uterus. This could cause problems with an attempted vaginal birth later. However, more than half of women who have a C-section can give vaginal birth later.

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

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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
  • Fractured clavicle in the newborn
  • Meconium aspiration syndrome
  • Placenta previa
  • Premature rupture of membranes
  • Sheehan syndrome
  • Vacuum-assisted delivery
  • When you pass your due date

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