ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 665.84

Ob trauma NEC-postpartum

Diagnosis Code 665.84

ICD-9: 665.84
Short Description: Ob trauma NEC-postpartum
Long Description: Other specified obstetrical trauma, postpartum condition or complication
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 665.84

Code Classification
  • Complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium
    • Complications occurring mainly in the course of labor and delivery (660-669)
      • 665 Other obstetrical trauma

Information for Patients

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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