John & Susan Merrell
41390 Hwy 226
Scio, OR 97374
503-394-3790
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Active Labor Begins

Labor progresses from the early signs of discomfort and straining over the dung pile to a visible dialation of the vulva. At this point close observers may actually see contractions signaling the beginning of active labor.

Active Labor Begins

10:30 AM - Active labor has begun. The vulva has dialated and it is possible to see contractions taking place. In this photo you can see a slight bulge where the cria's head is starting to present itself.

 
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"He smoked several pounds of my tobacco, and taught me several ounces of things worth knowing; but he would never accept any gifts, not even when the cold weather came, and gripped the poor thin chest under the poor thin alpaca-coat. He grew very angry, and said that I had insulted him, and that he was not going into hospital. He had lived like a beast and he would die rationally, like a man..."

Rudyard Kipling
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