He then looked over at Karen as she lay there, reclining on the bed while the doctor set about the task of finishing up with the afterbirth delivery.
After the baby is delivered, the placenta's job is done and it is delivered as the afterbirth .
Though the baby was covered with afterbirth , I felt an incredible love for the child.
After she had her baby, Sam kept her afterbirth in the freezer for about three years - she planned to plant it under a tree, according to some ancient tradition.
In early spring, they often consume the afterbirth of cows and sheep.
The calf must have been delivered through the birth canal (the uterus was intact) and then both it and the afterbirth were abducted.
The doctor worked steadily delivering the afterbirth and cleaning me up.
Foxes carry away such fatalities and are often seen in the lambing fields hoping to scavenge afterbirth .
A placenta or afterbirth is attached to the wall of the uterus and is the source of food and oxygen for the puppy inside the matron.
Sir James Frazer, writing in the early 20th century, noted that ‘even in Europe many people still believe that a person's destiny is more or less bound up with that of his navel-string or afterbirth .’