So, I have a 3 year old doe who is in the process of her first freshening. I had two due dates on her, the first came and passed and the second was two days ago. Yesterday she passed a lot of brown goo, and I felt her cervix, she was dilated but nothing in the birth canal. She did some weak pushes through the night, and nothing. I checked her again this morning and that put her in a harder labor. She pushed out an empty bubble, and then another bubble with a back leg that was elbow out, bent forward. My vet is unavailable so we were on our own. I had to maneuver that leg out and couldn’t find the other, but was able to help her push the rest out. He was dead, apparently from the looks, he had been dead a while, up he wasn’t full developed. A little of pinkish tissue and brown tissue came out with him, but does not appear to be part of her.... I hope... So she is resting now, I’m going to bounce her in a bit to see if she has any more babies. I’m praying that she has one still alive, but mostly, that she survives this. I plan to start her on antibiotics tonight and iodine vagina rinses in the morning. I’m so frustrated. This is my 5th delivery and nearly every one had problems. My herd queen had triplets and the third was butt first, and I had to pull his legs forward. They all survived. The second year she had placenta previa which I had to move out of the way so she could give birth, and she did successfully. I did not breed her again. Her daughter had one good delivery, except one of her boys was cryotochorid, the second she had a vaginal prolapse the entire pregnancy and a rectal prolapse during birth. I had to hold her rectum in while she pushed. All her babies survived. I did not breed her again. This doe is her baby, and had an uneventful pregnancy so I thought. I don’t know if she will make it. Say a prayer for her please. She did eat and drink throughout the labor so that is good, but I can only hope I didn’t do internal damage, but I do know that she would have never have gotten the dead kid out and died otherwise. If she makes it, and that’s my main concern, do I still milk her? Her udders are full.