Various Stages of does having contractions ~pix/vids wanted

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by Sonrise Farm, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. Sonrise Farm

    Sonrise Farm New Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    Southwick, Idaho
    I just thought with alot of new people who have pregnant does and don't know quite know what contractions will look like, we'd make a thread especially for them and for reference if needed.
    I'll start.
    In the first photo, gyspy is having a pretty hard contraction about a half an hour before birthing.
    Her tail head is arched, she is sort of hunching with effort, and her legs are stiff.
    The second picture is to illustrate the raised tailhead. The picture was taken not 2 minutes before she dropped the baby, and so the bit of white you see stickin out there is the first glimpse of a hoof.
    Whoever has pictures/videos or info to share, feel free to add. :)
  2. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Here is Dorcas having a contraction and grabbing a bite of hay in the process. lol

  3. CodyMyGoat

    CodyMyGoat New Member

    Jan 27, 2009
    well, i don't have any pics/video but when my doe has a contraction she pulls her head up to her neck and curls her tail up...
  4. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC

    There's Contredanse in mid contraction.
  5. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Two videos of Dorcas:

    Contracting and starting to push: