John & Susan Merrell
41390 Hwy 226
Scio, OR 97374
503-394-3790
503-551-7219 (cell)
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Stage One

Labor usually begins in the morning.  There is some evidence that the chance of serious dystocias increases with late afternoon, evening or night time births.

Alpaca Birthing Stage One

9:30 AM - Rainsong has made several trips to the dung pile without producing anything. She looks uncomfortable and is doing a lot of standing up and laying down. These are pretty good signs that a birth is imminent!

 
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...the lady wore long curls all down her back and a brown alpaca gown; and they all seemed under the impression that the most important sights which awaited them were...

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