ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V39.01

Liveborn NOS-hosp w cs

Diagnosis Code V39.01

ICD-9: V39.01
Short Description: Liveborn NOS-hosp w cs
Long Description: Liveborn, unspecified whether single, twin or multiple, born in hospital, delivered by cesarean section
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V39.01

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

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Newborn diagnoses Additional informationCallout TooltipNewborn diagnoses
Newborn diagnoses: Age of 0 years; a subset of diagnoses intended only for newborns and neonates.

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V39.01 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Newborn (infant) (liveborn)
      • unspecified as to single or multiple birth
        • born in hospital (without mention of cesarean delivery or section) V39.00
          • with cesarean delivery or section V39.01

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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