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Hello all. I have a pygmy goat who when I purchased her I didn't know she was pregnant. After I realized it I did research and found some helpful info, but today she is giving birth she had one earlier with some problems but was able to push her out. She's got a twin in there with one leg poking out. It's been like this for 2 hours and I need to know what to do my vet can't come till tomorrow, the 1 leg is angled down and I checked i couldn't feel anything else. I wanted to bring the other leg out. She contracted so I gave a easy tug but was met with quite a bit of resistance. Can someone please tell me what I can do to help.
 

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Please keep trying. It doesn't sound like she can deliver the kid without your intervention. Good Luck!
 

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I hope you have small hands, or a helper with small hands. If you can *go in* and locate the kid's head, grasp the lower jaw gently, but firmly. Work the head into the birth canal. You can safely deliver a kid with head and only one leg presenting. Please let us know how it goes.
 

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I hope you have small hands, or a helper with small hands. If you can *go in* and locate the kid's head, grasp the lower jaw gently, but firmly. Work the head into the birth canal. You can safely deliver a kid with head and only one leg presenting. Please let us know how it goes.
I'm with her now I have small hands ill feel in there again I was only feeling 1 leg but I was scared to go too farb
 

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Please try to maneuver the kid's head into the birth canal before doing any strenuous pulling (pull only with contractions, and draw downward.)
 
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You're doing great. Don't be scared. Mama depends on you! I'd help out if I were nearby.
 

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Can you tell if the leg presenting is a front or back leg?
 

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Can you tell if the leg presenting is a front or back leg?
Its a front leg. If I stick my fingers in there I feel the leg and nothing else if I go further I can feel the cervix but nothing else if that makes sense no head no other leg it just feels like a leg stuck out of a wall basically and she isn't making any progress
 

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Oh, dear! You really need to dig around and find the head. It's probably flung back over its shoulder, and it's a very difficult presentation, but I'm sure you can find and fish that head around and into the birth canal. Don't give up!
 
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It may help to upend the doe, so that her rear end is up in the air, and her head and shoulders on the ground. Gravity may help to push the kid back so you can reposition its head.
 
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Yes, it hurts, but please! You must find the head. It is possible to pull the kid as it's presented, but I guarantee it will die.
 

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If you can get ahold of the head, you're halfway home. Grasp the lower jaw, and work that head over the shoulder and into the birth canal. You can do this! You have my prayers for a good outcome.
 
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