The Placenta is what has kept your baby nourished inside of you for the last 9 months, and after the birth of your child it’s time for the Placenta to be removed from your body as well.
Your Placenta will begin making its way out of your body within an hour of you giving birth. If you decide to receive an injection to have it come out quicker it can come out minutes after your child is born.
It can take anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes for you to deliver the Placenta. You may feel mild contractions that last about a minute each – or you might not feel anything at all!
Your doctor may help speed up the process of delivery by pushing on your uterus.
After the Placenta is out your doctor will make sure you are free of any tears and it will be time for you to spend time with your partner and your newborn.