ICD-10 Diagnosis Code P05

Disord of NB related to slow fetal growth and fetal malnut

Diagnosis Code P05

ICD-10: P05
Short Description: Disord of NB related to slow fetal growth and fetal malnut
Long Description: Disorders of newborn related to slow fetal growth and fetal malnutrition
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code P05

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Code Classification
  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00–P96)
    • Disorders of newborn related to length of gestation and fetal growth (P05-P08)
      • Disord of NB related to slow fetal growth and fetal malnut (P05)

Information for Patients


Birth Weight

Birth weight is the first weight of your baby, taken just after he or she is born. A low birth weight is less than 5.5 pounds. A high birth weight is more than 8.8 pounds.

A low birth weight baby can be born too small, too early (premature), or both. This can happen for many different reasons. They include health problems in the mother, genetic factors, problems with the placenta and substance abuse by the mother.

Some low birth weight babies may be more at risk for certain health problems. Some may become sick in the first days of life or develop infections. Others may suffer from longer-term problems such as delayed motor and social development or learning disabilities.

High birth weight babies are often big because the parents are big, or the mother has diabetes during pregnancy. These babies may be at a higher risk of birth injuries and problems with blood sugar.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Large for gestational age (LGA) (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Neonatal weight gain and nutrition (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Small for gestational age (SGA) (Medical Encyclopedia)


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Fetal Health and Development

A normal pregnancy lasts nine months. Each three-month period of pregnancy is called a trimester. During each trimester, the fetus grows and develops. There are specific prenatal tests to monitor both the mother's health and fetal health during each trimester.

With modern technology, health professionals can

  • Detect birth defects
  • Identify problems that may affect childbirth
  • Correct some kinds of fetal problems before the baby is born

  • Fetal development (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Intrauterine growth restriction (Medical Encyclopedia)


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