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I'm fairly certain she is going to wait until next week. No signs tonight either! If she was bred on the first day, today was 149. I'm happy that I won't have to worry (too much) while I'm at work tomorrow. But sad because no babies to snuggle yet. We do have thunderstorms tonight, so maybe that'll get her going.
Her udder looks small, but to me it looks big. Probably because its my first time. (Hers too)
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No babies today. I'm getting sick of this waiting game.
I thought her ligaments were soft, and i saw a little goo, but until I see obvious signs of labor, I'm not going to bother. Shes probably going to wait till the last possible date.
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I think today is the day! Or tonight.
Her ligs are pretty much gone, and her udder doubled overnight. I put the other 2 in the new pasture and kept her by herself which she is not happy about. But I'm going to be gone for a few hours, and I don't want to risk the others attacking the babies if she gives birth while I'm gone.
The pictures are really bad, sorry.
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Not really. Her udder is huge compared to 2 days ago. I've been keeping an eye on her for the past few hours, and no progress, so I decided to let her put with the others to get some fresh air with a few minutes before I go back inside. They don't like being separated.
 

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I think she is going into labor! I've seen her push a couple times in the last 15 minutes or so. I feel like there is supposed to be more discharge if she is already pushing! Should I leave it or try to help?
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Personally I don't think you should be worried. Are her pushes pretty long or short?
 

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Are you sure she's pushing and not just contracting? A push will be whole body, a contraction is just kind of a back hunching thing. If you think it's a real push, and you are concerned that nothing is happening you can go in even with just a few fingers to see what you feel. I was shocked at how little discharge in the prelabor stage my does had.
 

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When she goes down and pushes,
then gets up and down again pushing, time it 30-45 minutes unless you see the kid isn鈥檛 presenting properly, you will need to wash up and help.
If you don鈥檛 know how long she has been in hard pushing labor, go in and check her.
 
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