Crown emerges from the bedroom with a pair of flat black slacks, the cloudy detritus of afterbirth splayed across the seat.
All the pots are placed near the spot where the afterbirth was buried.
In this case the afterbirth must be removed by a quick turn.
First:—The manner in which the afterbirth advances, whether it be much or little.
Now one of these stones represented her future child and the other represented the afterbirth.
She felt another pain now, and pushed out the afterbirth with a groan.
In order that girls may not grow hair on their faces, their lips and chins are rubbed with the afterbirth.
These branching structures are loops of blood-vessels, and they form part of the placenta, or "afterbirth."
The afterbirth is placed in a specially prepared basket and is either hung against the side of the house or in a nearby tree.
It has no further use for cord, as life does not depend upon blood from the afterbirth any longer.
afterbirth af·ter·birth (āf'tər-bûrth')
The placenta and fetal membranes expelled from the uterus following childbirth. Also called secundines.