I thought you might enjoy seeing a lamb (or two) being born through pictures.
This is Baby. At this point she has been in active labor (her water has broken) for about 15-20 minutes.
She gets up and down several times trying to get the job down and find a bit of relief.
Here we see a nose coming through. Ideally the feet should be coming through already or very close behind.
You can’t see very well in the picture but the head has been delivered and still no feet. The process of pushing the lamb out goes fairly quickly but this lamb is taking a bit longer than usual. I am suspicious that the feet are back so I check inside to find out what is going on. I find that indeed both front feet are facing backward. It is easy enough to pull them forward and the lamb is born seconds later.
Mom works on licking the lamb clean and a while later we see tiny hooves coming through.
Then a nose…
Safely delivered, one ewe and one ram lamb.