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Old 06-20-2010, 06:57 PM   #1
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My baby gurl is pregnant... her due date was yesterday (6-19-10). I'm new at this and not sure what to do. I've been staying home just in case she needs help. Today I left the house for an hour and when I got back, the side of her nesting area was all wet, but there was no color to it... an hour later she is laying down and sleeping. There are moments she wakes up and is breathing hard, as if she was hot an thirsty but is not. I called the vet and she said that was not abnormal and babies may be born by tommorrow. I'm afraid of sticking the thermometer to check her temp because I don't want to hurt her, plus she wont let me look at her behind.. So at this point I'm just sitting here not knowing what to expect. I found a link that said when the water thing breaks, some color comes with it, and I'm freaking out because I don't see that color and she is sleeping now... pls help, any advice is appreciated
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My baby gurl is pregnant... her due date was yesterday (6-19-10). I'm new at this and not sure what to do. I've been staying home just in case she needs help. Today I left the house for an hour and when I got back, the side of her nesting area was all wet, but there was no color to it... an hour later she is laying down and sleeping. There are moments she wakes up and is breathing hard, as if she was hot an thirsty but is not. I called the vet and she said that was not abnormal and babies may be born by tommorrow. I'm afraid of sticking the thermometer to check her temp because I don't want to hurt her, plus she wont let me look at her behind.. So at this point I'm just sitting here not knowing what to expect. I found a link that said when the water thing breaks, some color comes with it, and I'm freaking out because I don't see that color and she is sleeping now... pls help, any advice is appreciated
Her water has broken. Her breathing hard means she's in the first stages of delivery. And yes she is ready to go into action. Contractions can begin at anytime. You do need to take her temp. You won't hurt her. Make sure you lubricate with KY Jelly before inserting.

What do you have on hand? Whelping Pudding (check the stickie at the top of the breeders forum). Do you have your vet on speed dial and is your vet available if you need her. Do you know the danger signs. Do you have supplies on hand. Do you know the stages of labor. Do you have dentifloss, scissors, iodine, surgical forceps. Clean wash cloths, several changes of bedding, a baby nasal asperator. Is everything sterilized. Sterile Guaze. Benebac, Nutridrops, NutriCal, Oral Cal Plus. Alcohol on hand for sterlizing your hand. Have you shaved her tummy and cut her down? Baby wipes, piddle pads. Heating Pad.
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What Mardelin said.. plus you need to look at her because you need to know when you have a pup coming. Did you xray her?
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My baby gurl is pregnant... her due date was yesterday (6-19-10). I'm new at this and not sure what to do. I've been staying home just in case she needs help. Today I left the house for an hour and when I got back, the side of her nesting area was all wet, but there was no color to it... an hour later she is laying down and sleeping. There are moments she wakes up and is breathing hard, as if she was hot an thirsty but is not. I called the vet and she said that was not abnormal and babies may be born by tommorrow. I'm afraid of sticking the thermometer to check her temp because I don't want to hurt her, plus she wont let me look at her behind.. So at this point I'm just sitting here not knowing what to expect. I found a link that said when the water thing breaks, some color comes with it, and I'm freaking out because I don't see that color and she is sleeping now... pls help, any advice is appreciated
If you move your post to the Breeding Section we could get more help on here.
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Gather the things that Mardelin said, if you have them in the house. I know Mardelin does not want you to leave your girl alone at this stage to go out and get anything. You must stay with her now. If you need things that you don't have send someone else for them.
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I'm guessing she is busy delivering puppies.

Good Luck. I hope all goes well for you.
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I'm guessing she is busy delivering puppies.

Good Luck. I hope all goes well for you.
I don't think so, she's totally inexperienced and doesn't have a clue.
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It says she joined back in November, but this is her first post. I sure hope she did some research
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I hope all goes well with her and she give an update.
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I don't think so, she's totally inexperienced and doesn't have a clue.
yes, I gathered that much, but since she is not replying, I'm guessing she either went shopping to get all the things that you listed, or she is busy with the dog. I would hope if she wasn't, that she would be asking questions.
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Listen ladies, this girl is inexperienced, her girl is about to whelp, we need to at this time provide her as much support as we can. Let's keep at calm and helpful. Even if it's just to stay here and wait.
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My baby gurl is pregnant... her due date was yesterday (6-19-10). I'm new at this and not sure what to do. I've been staying home just in case she needs help. Today I left the house for an hour and when I got back, the side of her nesting area was all wet, but there was no color to it... an hour later she is laying down and sleeping. There are moments she wakes up and is breathing hard, as if she was hot an thirsty but is not. I called the vet and she said that was not abnormal and babies may be born by tommorrow. I'm afraid of sticking the thermometer to check her temp because I don't want to hurt her, plus she wont let me look at her behind.. So at this point I'm just sitting here not knowing what to expect. I found a link that said when the water thing breaks, some color comes with it, and I'm freaking out because I don't see that color and she is sleeping now... pls help, any advice is appreciated
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I'm sorry, I'm having problems with my internet and am very nervouse.. I appreciate your help and comments, and yes, I am inexperienced and clueless, that is why I am here. When I talked to the vet she told me all I needed was dental floss or scissors, and wipes. I do have her number on speed dial just in case, but she said my baby would do most of the work. Within the past hour she has been digging in her nesting area to the point she got to the carpet. I layed there with her and she let me pet her. I have not used the thermometer because I have no KY and dont want to leave her. She did get xrays and it looks like she might have 4. She is sleeping again... so confused but trying to keep it together...
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I'm sorry, I'm having problems with my internet and am very nervouse.. I appreciate your help and comments, and yes, I am inexperienced and clueless, that is why I am here. When I talked to the vet she told me all I needed was dental floss or scissors, and wipes. I do have her number on speed dial just in case, but she said my baby would do most of the work. Within the past hour she has been digging in her nesting area to the point she got to the carpet. I layed there with her and she let me pet her. I have not used the thermometer because I have no KY and dont want to leave her. She did get xrays and it looks like she might have 4. She is sleeping again... so confused but trying to keep it together...
Do you have anyone to help you?

At this point use lotion, vaseline to take her temperature. Make sure it doesn't drop below 97, if it does, get her to the ER fast. Make sure you have sterlized everything, including your hands before you begin assisting her. You will have to intervine....do not allow her to chew the cord, or eat the placenta.

What she is doing at this point is fighting labor.
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