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afterbirth

 [af´ter-berth″]
the placenta and fetal membranes expelled from the uterus after childbirth. Called also secundines.

af·ter·birth

(af'ter-berth),
The placenta and fetal membranes that are extruded from the uterus after birth.
Synonym(s): secundina, secundines

afterbirth

/af·ter·birth/ (af´ter-birth″) the placenta and membranes delivered from the uterus after childbirth.

afterbirth

(ăf′tər-bûrth′)
n.
The placenta and fetal membranes expelled from the uterus following birth.

afterbirth

Etymology: AS, aefter + ME, burth
the placenta, the amnion, the chorion, and some amniotic fluid, blood, and blood clots expelled from the uterus after childbirth.

afterbirth

Obstetrics
Placenta and foetal membranes that are normally expelled from the uterus after delivering the infant.
 
Vox populi
A child born after a father’s death or last testament; posthumous birth.

afterbirth

Obstetrics Placenta and fetal membranes that are normally expelled from the uterus after delivering the infant, ergo, 'after birth'. See Placenta.

af·ter·birth

(af'tĕr-bĭrth)
The placenta and membranes that are extruded from the uterus after birth of a baby.
Synonym(s): secundines.

afterbirth

The PLACENTA, the umbilical cord and the ruptured membranes which surrounded the FETUS before birth. These parts are expelled from the womb (UTERUS) within an hour or two of birth.

afterbirth

the remains of the placenta and umbilical cord that are voided from the uterus of EUTHERIAN mammals after the young is born.

afterbirth

the special tissues associated with the development of a fetus in the uterus that are expelled after the birth of a neonate. These are the placenta, or the structure attached to the wall of the uterus through which nourishment passes from the mother to the fetus, and the umbilical cord, which attaches the fetus to the placenta. See also fetal membranes.
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He stated ingested afterbirth may contain components that ameliorate these problems, but although there have been many anecdotal claims made for human placentophagia, the issue has not been tested empirically.
There she stopped only to pick up the afterbirth, which landed on the platform, and put it in her bag.
Here Keith and I learned of breech-birth, afterbirth, prolonged labour, inverted nipples, prolapses, still-births and deformities.
The advice says that pregnant women should not help to lamb or milk ewes and should avoid contact with aborted or new-born lambs or with the afterbirth, birthing fluids or materials, such as bedding, that could be contaminated.
The treatment claims the afterbirth is farmed from Russian babies and is donated voluntarily.
Consequently, the newborns are left to wobble around, soaking wet and trailing afterbirth, until they find a teat.
And I wondered how interviewer Martin Bashir felt on hearing Jacko's revelation that he snatched daughter Paris literally from her mother's womb and rushed her home still covered in the afterbirth.
There are those with taste who think that this band sound like the afterbirth of bad eighties rock and those who don't.
The afterbirth will have to be passed, and the fact that she is having contractions will keep her preoccupied.