This case involves a woman who vaginally delivered a her fifth child without complications during active labor. The patient’s husband observed the doctor tear the umbilical cord during the final stage of labor. The following day, nursing staff as well as visitors reported that a strange smell was emanating from the patient’s room, however the lead nurse claimed that the smell was normal and that it would subside in time. Eventually the patient was discharged from the hospital, however the smell persisted. Shortly after being discharged from the hospital, the patient noticed that her fingertips had begun to turn white, was unable to stand, and felt unusually cold. The patient returned to the hospital where she gave birth, where doctors discovered and removed multiple pieces of retained placenta. The patient was then rushed to emergency surgery, however doctors could not save her life. The cause of death was listed as infection from retained products of conception.