Pig Birthing 2002- Diamond

They are helping to clean off the Embryonic sac.

Carolyn, Jenny, Tricia, Alice, Nina, Jana and me stand around waiting for the next piglet to come out.

Everyone crowds around the new piglet.

Nina is spraying the umbilical cord with Iodine to help it dry up faster, while I hold the piglet.

Jenny and Mary determining if it has a heartbeat and if it needs help.

The piglets start nursing as soon as they can find a teat.

The piglet is coming out of the mother.

Jenny checking to see if she can feel anymore contractions.

The piglets are anxious to get out into the world and play.

The piglets are curious and like to dig.

Isn't she just adorable?

Sometimes they hide under the board hoping to get a little rest.