Pregnancy demonstrates a woman's amazing creative and nurturing powers while providing for the future. Early and regular prenatal care is vital to the health of the baby and the mother.


Pregnancy facts


  • In 2016, 7.2% of women who gave birth smoked cigarettes during pregnancy. Prevalence of smoking during pregnancy was highest for women aged 20 through 24 (10.7%), followed by women aged 15 through 19 (8.5%) and 25 through 29 (8.2%).1


  • Hypertensive disorders affect up to 10% of pregnancies in the United States.2


  • Ectopic pregnancy affects 1 to 2% of all pregnancies and is responsible for 9% of pregnancy‑related deaths in the United States.3


For detailed information on pregnancy coding (risk factors, HEDIS® quality measures for prenatal and postpartum care, and ICD‑10-CM: general coding and documentation), please view the full pregnancy coding guide on our provider website.





ANV-NL-0020-18 April 2018

Featured In:
September 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter - NV