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n. - The placenta and fetal membranes that are expelled from the uterus following delivery of a baby

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  • The placenta, often called afterbirth, is no afterthought she says, but a real tool for future health care.
  • The placenta is also called the afterbirth; however, birthing the placenta is an important part of the process of birth.
  • The placenta (sometimes called afterbirth) connects the developing fetus to the uterine wall and supplies the fetus with oxygen and food.
  • The "afterbirth" goes in the "garbage can" anyway and it is full of usable stem cells! for more
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