I'm worried about my lil' Penda Bear (my pet guinea pig). Guinea pig births are quick and dangerous. Also, there's some immediate action that has to take place so the father (Reese) doesn't accidently kill his babies or his wife. Not to mention after the birth(s) the babies must be separated from Penda because she may eat them out of anxiety. I want to be there and help Penda in her delivery. The only thing that worries me is I'll be ready to pop at that time aswell. She could give birth anywhere between March 12 and April 1 (depending on the size of her litter); my due date is March 28. I don't want to worry when I'm going through my own labor that she will go into labor as well. I don't know anyone who can watch Reese and Penda, and I definitly don't know anyone who knows how to help in the birthing process. I mean, I do know someone who knows how to watch them and care for them during the birth, but that's my mother. It is certain that my mother will not be able/willing to miss her first grandchild's birth to watch guinea pigs.
Should I try employing the pet store (which has an experienced guinea pig breeder) to baby sit my piggy parents-to-be? Should I try leaving them with the vet (who I've never met)? Or should I just pray Penda goes into labor before me, and if she doesn't, separate her from Reese and let nature take it's place?