Sweetened's 2016 kidding thread

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Is there a vet nearby that you could get some pitocin from? I know that doesn't really necessarily make the cervix open more/faster, but may help Gardenia push harder to open up... Anything else I could find said (human) nipple massage, sex, etc. not really options here...
 

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I agree- at this point I would be calling a vet. A vet will have the appropriate drugs needed.

Can you post a video of her? How hard is she pushing?
 

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Please - NO oxytocin/pitocin if she's not dilated.... really bad idea! Oxytocin will cause contractions whether she is dilated or not which could lead to a bad tear of the cervix, or worse, a uterine rupture. Lutalyse would be a better idea...it stimulates labor in a more natural way.

I agree with others that it might be time to call the vet. However, in the meantime the primrose oil or even a simple cervix massage might help.

Good luck!
 
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Thanks FEM! I was pulling at straws and couldn't find the info you posted. In hind sight I shouldn't have offered advice without first hand knowledge...
 

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Good catch @frustratedearthmother - completely missed the mention of it.

I figured Sweetened may have the EPO on hand as she does a good deal of naturals. My midwife used this and something else on her patients... can't remember what the other was.

@Latestarter - Have to say, even though you don't have your livestock yet you are one diligent person... you really do research a lot. Once you have goats you will be a quick learn :)... you'll find out faster what works, what doesn't, what things are not good advice etc. I have seen some dooosies out there as far as goats, dogs, chickens etc.
I also think it is very cool how you want to be helpful and you care.
:hugs my friend!
 

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Vets 5 hours out. We are doing all we can to save her. Have little hope fir the kids. Have her at 2 fingers dilation now
 
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