Palpating is feeling the doe's stomach with the hand to feel for the babies. It is best to palpate the doe 10-14 days after the doe was bred. At this age, the babies will be about the size of a grape or marble and will be round in shape. If the doe is palpated at an earlier stage, the babies may be too small to feel. If the doe is palpated at a later stage, the babies can potentially be confused with an organ inside the rabbit.