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that part of the ovary of a flowering plant where the ovules form

the vascular structure in the uterus of most mammals providing oxygen and nutrients for and transferring wastes from the developing fetus

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The buzzard stood off, drifting round apparently aimlessly while the kite continued its bombing runs, swooping in to grab some of the after-birth. It made several such runs before finally picking a substantial talonful of material and then landing in the adjacent field.
Rodolfo Stusser, a Miami doctor and consultant, said he's done just what Gonzalez alluded to in his ASCE speech: While working in Las Tunas province in the early 1970s, his unit would record after-birth deaths as fetal deaths "to meet government goals to reduce the infant mortality rate," he said.
There was less clarity around the maternity system, with some confusion over the provision of immediate after-birth care for mothers and babies.
Francesca Minerva published an article in a recent issue of the Journal of Medical Ethics in which they argue that it is licit to kill newborn babies, in what they term are "after-birth abortions." They studiously avoid calling this act "infanticide" and insist on making a distinction between killing new-born infants and destroying "after birth" foetuses.
Similarly, the newborn would need to be monitored for hypoglycemia during the immediate after-birth period.
The discussion focuses on after-birth physiological adaptation of the full-term newborn after CS and its poorly recognised associated respiratory neonatal and post-neonatal morbidity.
Fatigue, overwhelming physical and emotional demands of a young child and, sometimes, after-birth discomfort, turn off a high proportion of new mothers.
What worried me most about after-birth care was something Unicef UK raised as an issue in 2002: our national strategy on breastfeeding.
In short, the parents' marital status determines whether the child with after-birth paternal recognition can obtain nationality.
This would mean new mothers having to travel to a clinic in order to receive after-birth care.