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noun as in bag of waters

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Crown emerges from the bedroom with a pair of flat black slacks, the cloudy detritus of afterbirth splayed across the seat.

My face actually looked like it was covered in alien afterbirth.

The afterbirth, together with the umbilical cord, is nearly always buried under the house.

In natural labor, the expulsion of the afterbirth occurs from within a few minutes to an hour after the delivery of the child.

The afterbirth is not firmly attached to the womb, but is like the peel of an orange which Nature sloughs off in due time.

In a short time, a gradual contraction of the womb takes place, and the cleansings (afterbirth) are discharged.

All the pots are placed near the spot where the afterbirth was buried.


On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to afterbirth, such as: amnion, arachnoid membrane, placenta, and water bag.

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