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afterbirth

the placenta and fetal membranes expelled from the uterus after the birth of the offspring

Afterbirth

 

in humans and other placental mammals, the placenta and fetal membranes (the amnion and chorion) expelled from the uterus after the delivery of an infant. The afterbirth also includes the umbilical cord. The afterbirth usually is expelled completely after the infant is delivered. If it does not emerge completely, the parts remaining in the uterus must be removed manually.

afterbirth

[′af·tər‚bərth]
(embryology)
The placenta and fetal membranes expelled from the uterus following birth of offspring in viviparous mammals.
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Then they realised the cord and afterbirth were coming before the baby and I had to have a caesarean.
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