Doe in labor!

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by Candylandfarms, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Candylandfarms

    Candylandfarms New Member

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    Feb 1, 2011
    Hi everyone, I have a doe she's due tomorrow. But has been in labor today since 12 pm. And it's a little passed 8pm now. How long should I wait before I go in and pull kid? Has she been in labor to long? That's one thing i'm not sure of how long they should be in labor for before I should do something.
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    when you say in Labor... is she actually pushing.... do you see a bulge trying to come out.... or is she just uncomfortable and contracting...standing around ...and just stretching...?

    if she has been in actual labor and pushing with no results ...you need to wash up and go in...I usually go in... if it has been 1/2 hour or less.... trying to push...if she is just contracting not pushing yet...she needs more time.....otherwise you need to help her....

    See if her cervix is open ....and see if you can feel a kid in there..... :hug:
     

  3. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    Ashley, which doe??

    If you really need help you can call me....

    Please keep us updated!!

    Hope shes ok
     
  4. Candylandfarms

    Candylandfarms New Member

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    Feb 1, 2011
    Pam: she has not started pushing yet. Nothings coming out. She won't eat. Shes been at the corner of the pen for 8 hours now won't move. She is uncomfortable, contracting and stretching. She has not sat at all. She's just standing. So do you think I should just wait? I hate when my does do this. I'm going crazy cuz I don't want anything to happen to babies or mom.


    Laura: it's earth spirit taffy.
     
  5. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    Was told shes NOT pushing yet...
     
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Yes wait....she is just getting ready and they can do this for hours on end.... they won't eat ...or eat very little....she is contracting..her body is preparing itself for labor...the kids are most likely.. working their way ....to the birth canal.....if she isn't pushing yet...she is OK... for now ...just...watch her really close.... I have had them stand all night... pushing their head to the wall ....stretching ...so... it is normal..... just get prepared for kidding soon...wait til she starts to push....then... if she doesn't have any kids out.... within a 1/2 hour or sooner...then... you must go in..... She is OK now....watch for those babies to come.... :wink:

    Things to watch for when she is real close a thick discharge...amber clear tube like color...coming out of her vulva area....if all of a sudden ....you are looking at her from behind and she doesn't look as preggo anymore the kids are on the way....soon.... :wink:

    Happy Kidding... :hug:
     
  7. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    Good luck ashley, feel free to text me :)
     
  8. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    yup. wait it out! sucks huh? lol
     
  9. Candylandfarms

    Candylandfarms New Member

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    Feb 1, 2011
    Thank you Pam. I just went out and checked her. She's still the same. Her belly is really hanging is that norm? Still nothing coming out at all. This is her first kidding. And yes katrina it does suck lol.
     
  10. HoosierShadow

    HoosierShadow Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Central Kentucky
    Any kids yet? I hope she progressed through the night and all went smoothly!
     
  11. Candylandfarms

    Candylandfarms New Member

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    Feb 1, 2011
    She still hasn't kidded. I'm worried about her. Does anyone think I should do something?
     
  12. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    It is normal... for her underneath of her belly ...to be lowering at this time...her kids are closer to being born........ if you feel ...she is in distress....I would wash up and put 2 fingers in there... just to see... if she is open and if there is a kid right there...if not..... she is not quite ready yet......it is OK to worry......

    is she trying to push?....like I mentioned earlier....she can contract for many hours....us you best judgment.... :hug: :pray:
     
  13. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    As long as she hasnt started pushing you dont need to do anything.

    My doe waited 3 days before pushing LOL
     
  14. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    I'm in the same boat with my alpine, i thought for sure she'd go tonight, but the only thing that changed is that her ligs are gone completely and her belly dropped some more :doh: i could have slept more!!
     
  15. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I know... it is aggravating.... but... it will be soon.... :hug:
     
  16. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Hang in there, I have a doe that is doing the same thing and it has been two days. Offer your girl treats, see if she will eat anything and offer her molasses water, she will need to keep up her strength.
     
  17. Candylandfarms

    Candylandfarms New Member

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    Feb 1, 2011
    I put 2 fingers in her this morning at 7. She's not really open at all back there. She has no ligs at all. I didn't fill any kids when I put my finger in. Shes still not eating at all. She keeps trying to pee but when she does that nothing comes out.
     
  18. Candylandfarms

    Candylandfarms New Member

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    Feb 1, 2011
    Now she has discharge coming out. She keeps getting up and down every minute. She is having contractions every minute if not more. I'm thinking babies anytime now!
     
  19. Perfect7

    Perfect7 New Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    South Georgia
    Woot woot! :leap: Progress! Sounds like babies very soon!
     
  20. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Being restless and having discharge are sign of impending birth....Please keep us updated!