ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V31.01

Twin-mate lb-in hos w cs

Diagnosis Code V31.01

ICD-9: V31.01
Short Description: Twin-mate lb-in hos w cs
Long Description: Twin birth, mate liveborn, born in hospital, delivered by cesarean section
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V31.01

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Liveborn infants according to type of birth (V30-V39)
      • V31 Twin, mate liveborn

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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Twins, Triplets, Multiple Births

If you are pregnant with more than one baby, you are far from alone. Multiple births are up in the United States. More women are having babies after age 30 and more are taking fertility drugs. Both boost the chance of carrying more than one baby. A family history of twins also makes multiples more likely.

Years ago, most twins came as a surprise. Now, most women know about a multiple pregnancy early. Women with multiple pregnancies should see their health care providers more often than women who are expecting one baby. Multiple pregnancy babies have a much higher risk of being born prematurely and having a low birth weight. There is also more of a risk of disabilities. Some women have to go on bed rest to delay labor. Finally, they may deliver by C-section, especially if there are three babies or more.

Parenting multiples can be a challenge. Volunteer help and support groups for parents of multiples can help.

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

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