Thanks, MamabbJ for taking the time to write this. I agree with you that the placenta should be thoroughly examined during labour. According to my midwife, the placenta should be opened up for inspection to ensure the lobes are intact and that the membranes are not missing. In some hospitals, the delivering doc or the midwife would even spread the placenta on a flat surface to check that there are no missing cotyledons.
I hope you are recovering well. Please take care.