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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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She asserts that bodily practices operated on the females' bodies by the state's medical agency have invoked a sharp consciousness of Muslim identities articulated by traditional bodily practices on the pregnant females' bodies and the afterbirth ceremonies.
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Whether spewing ominous afterbirth or suffering a mortal wound or some other terrible affliction, the poor creature receives physical support from the crouching man, adding poignancy to Peacock's nightmarish "pastoral" scene.
When the foetus is born, it begins a physiological separation for spontaneous expulsion afterwards called the afterbirth.
45pm and the car park was then turned into a temporary ward as hospital staff brought a set of curtains out to the car - cutting the umbilical cord and carrying out the afterbirth procedures in the car park.
The parents of 241 children from a possible 308 children who survived the first six years afterbirth responded.
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The afterbirth (placenta and membranes) dies, and the newborn undergoes no subsequent division.
Rules is rules and the flu-ridden Beeb man and good pal of Bobby George was instructed once more to hit us with another squirming slice of karaoke afterbirth.
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