ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z38

Liveborn infants according to place of birth and type of del

Diagnosis Code Z38

ICD-10: Z38
Short Description: Liveborn infants according to place of birth and type of del
Long Description: Liveborn infants according to place of birth and type of delivery
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z38

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Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons encountering health services in circumstances related to reproduction (Z30-Z39)
      • Liveborn infants according to place of birth and type of del (Z38)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Childbirth

When you are ready to have your baby, you'll go through labor. Labor is the process of giving birth. Signs that you might be going into labor include

  • Contractions that are regular then start to come closer together
  • Leaking fluid or bleeding from the vagina
  • Low, dull backache
  • Abdominal cramps

Call your health care provider if you have any of these signs, even if it is before your due date. Preterm labor can start before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy.

Labor happens in three stages. The first stage begins with contractions. It continues until your cervix has become thinner and dilated (stretched) to about 4 inches wide. The second stage is the active stage, in which you begin to push downward. Crowning is when your baby's scalp comes into view. Shortly afterward, your baby is born. In the third stage, you deliver the placenta. The placenta is the organ that supplied food and oxygen to your baby during pregnancy.

Mothers and babies are monitored closely during labor. Most women are able to have a baby through normal vaginal delivery. If there are complications, the baby may need to be delivered surgically by a Cesarean section.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

  • After vaginal delivery - in the hospital (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Am I in labor? (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Assisted delivery with forceps (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Delivery presentations (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Delivery presentations (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Epidural block (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Episiotomy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spinal and epidural anesthesia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • What you should bring to your labor and delivery (Medical Encyclopedia)


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