Help, first time goat owner, Goat labor imminent??

bethh

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Day 145 is today for Dixie, a Nigerian Dwarf. She is a first freshener. Last weekend she looked like she had discharge. I’m a newbie so I’m not sure about her ligaments. I felt her then tipsy and can definitely feel a difference. Here are a few pics. Please advise me on what you think.

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she was being less than cooperative. She didn’t want her picture taken. Every time is move around to her backside, she’d move.
I want to be there when they are born. We have a family commitment for a few hours tomorrow evening. I’m seriously hoping she goes before then. What are your thoughts?
 

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Sorry for the graphic image. I can’t feel any ligaments. If anyone has done this before and you’re awake, are we close or will it be awhile?
 

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I'm barely awake, lol. It's kind of hard to tell from the pic, but is that a white-ish thick discharge or a sort of clear (or maybe amber tinted) slime? If it's a thick white discharge it could just be that she's losing her mucous plug. Does can lose their mucous plug a month ahead of time or 5 minutes ahead of time. If it's a clear-ish (or amber) oozy discharge that could indicate the start of labor, especially if you can't feel ligaments. If it's really oozy sometimes it will be long, stretching to the ground. How is her udder? Most does will have a huge increase in udder size and fullness within 12 - 24 hours before birth.
 

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Well, we’ve been checking the monitor about every 45 minutes. This last time it appeared that she was pushing. Maybe, she was just practicing. We got out here and she doesn’t seem to be actively pushing. Last week, she had what seemed to be thin clear discharge. At our bedtime, it was very thick, whitish discharge. Now it is hard to tell because it has bedding in it.
 

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I wish I had some to post :thShe is lying down now with her head in the wall.

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Well, to kill time,
1. when and what time do you think she will deliver?
2. How many bucks and doelings?
3. Will we have another sleepless night?
Guess correctly and you will know you gave me something else to focus on.
 
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