I'm working at a fall festival in Northern Va. ( http://www.coxfarms.com/ ) and, this morning it seems a pig gave birth last night to 15 piglets!!! Two were dead when I arrived but 13 were hanging in there. As a bunch of us were watching, the mother proceeded to lay down on top of her baby!!! Since no one else seemed to be concerned, I went into action. First, I tried prodding her up with a stick but, when that didn't work, I went in the pen and she got up as I approached. I didn't think about what a stupid thing that was until later!! There lay a brand new little piglet, lifeless and squashed. I picked it up and tried stimulating it by rubbing it. I could tell there was still a spark of life left in there and I decided, no matter what people thought, I was going to give it mouth to mouth resuscitation. Eventually, it started to move and after about 5 minutes, I put it down and it began to walk and squeal. A question for any of you who have pigs: Is there a way to avoid this happening? I think she is probably going to do it again before this is over. She doesn't seem to have a clue when it comes to laying down. Just goes for it and too bad if there's a baby in the way. I know nothing about pigs and it's not my job to care for them but I'd like to know how to avoid this in the future. Thanks!!!