born in its own bullet of blood


I came across it when I read a novel. I was absolutely lost.

"She gave birth to Naomi between two recitals. << --- >> Carrying Naomi in her womb had dazed Helena, left her with some kind of permanent squint, as if her insides had been seared. The child was born in its own bullet of blood. << --- >> [Helena] couldn’t nurse Naomi. << --- >> "

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  • owlman5

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    I guess that "bullet of blood" is referring to some unusual condition of the amniotic fluid in the amniotic sac in which the child developed. Perhaps they noticed unusual bloody fluid on the child as it was born.
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