Expulsion of the placenta

Following the placental separation, it is either forced downwards into the flabby uterine segment or upwards into the vagina by effective contraction and retraction of the uterus. This leads to the expulsion of the placenta by voluntary contraction of abdominal muscles or can be done by the manual procedure. 

Question:  Expulsion of the placenta is also known as afterbirth. True/False

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