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I wasn’t completely sure which way the hog was facing

Yes the hog was lying on her left side with her rear end toward the bottom of the frame; the “kicking“ leg was her rear right one.

After that “contractions” video she went out (presumably to feed) and she returned during the night, rested up during the day and did another set of spasms/contractions the following evening. She left again in the evening but really quite late and from this trip she didn’t return (unless briefly during the night).

I think that if there were babies born in my box, I would see them (or their remains); the camera looks down on the nest from over the entrance hole so when she leaves, there is a clear view into the nest space she has made. I suppose she might remove dead hoglets, but would she bother if all had died and she was about to abandon the nest?