I know my jovi came from a litter of 12!! yes, 12. and the mother actually did it naturally. So when my breeder told me this the day I picked up my jovi was shocked. and relieved they all came out healthy. Me being me, I would never let a bulldog do that on her own. I guess my breeder just got lucky. But i would suggest yes at a vets office and by c-section. Yes it will cost more but its totally worth it than risking the health of the momma and the pups.