24 May 2022

Placental expulsion after childbirth

If you're wondering what will happen to your placenta after your baby is born, we'll tell you.

  • Your baby is born, but it's not over yet—the placenta must now be expelled from your body.
  • The term “afterbirth” refers to the expulsion of the placenta, which takes about 20 minutes.
  • It is normal to lose blood during this process.
  • This stage takes place under the supervision of medical staff to avoid any complications.