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Definition of Placental stage of labor

Placental stage of labor: The part of labor that lasts from the birth of the baby until the placenta and fetal membranes are delivered. Also known as third stage of labor.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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