Lessons, stories, and reflections from the Goat Midwife
What can you expect with a goat pregnancy? What do you do if things go wrong when goats give birth? What happens when you have a challenging newborn kid?
Seasoned goat farmer Deborah Niemann, author of Raising Goats Naturally, answers these questions and more by distilling the stories and experiences from over 650 goat births.
- The differences between normal goat pregnancies
- Necessary C-sections
- Incidents that may turn deadly serious.
There is nothing about goat care that creates more anticipation, excitement, frustration, and fear than birthing goats. For both new and experienced goat owners, Goats Giving Birth illuminates the joy, the sadness, and everything in between when birthing pregnant goats, giving you the confidence to handle a large spectrum of goat pregnancies and help birth happy, thriving kids.
"It's the most wonderful (and frightening) time of the year! From normal births to problem deliveries, all new goat owners could use an experienced mentor during kidding season. Goats Giving Birth is like having a long-time goat-owning friend waiting at your fingertips."
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My daughters had goats years ago. I decided that I wanted to make cheese when I retire and bought two doelings this past spring. I wish I had this book when we bred my daughters' goats back in the day. The birth was terrifying and I felt helpless. This book would have been so helpful! Deborah covers all the bases and the photos help you to understand just what to expect. I'm not as anxious about breeding them next year.
Great book very informative
Kidding is such an anxious and exciting time as you’re never really sure what will happen and whether you’ll be prepared. This book provides excellent perspective in that most births go smoothly and those that don’t will still likely end well. Deborah’s shared thoughts as she’s facing challenges provides guidance and encouragement. She also emphasizes that patience will often be rewarded but that tough decisions sometimes need to be made. It’s a great book to familiarize yourself with the amazing experience of kidding!
I have several books on goats but having one focused on this topic has been most helpful.
I love the pictures provided within. It truly helps. I have gained confidence in what to expect and am now more patient during the waiting process. I hope you enjoy it too!!
This book was a wonderful help for so many reminders at kidding season - not all of us are lucky enough to have a goat mentor on hand locally... This book was so helpful with real experiences behind them (like reminders to be patient and when to be concerned) - I'm sure I will be rereading it at the beginning of each kidding season .... Great book - worth every penny and then some...