ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 669.71

Cesarean delivery NOS

Diagnosis Code 669.71

ICD-9: 669.71
Short Description: Cesarean delivery NOS
Long Description: Cesarean delivery, without mention of indication, delivered, with or without mention of antepartum condition
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 669.71

Code Classification
  • Complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium
    • Complications occurring mainly in the course of labor and delivery (660-669)
      • 669 Other complications of labor and delivery, not elsewhere classified

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

[Read More]
Previous Code
Previous Code 669.70
Next Code
669.80 Next Code