If the eggs are a brownish color, then they are fertilized. At least, that is what my sis and I have found out. If this is the case, then the babies are pretty far along. You could get a Net Breeder and put a live plan in it or float it on top. That will save the babies. And do it quick, you probably don't have too long before the eggs become babies. They will stick to mom for a while (they will look like little black/brownish dots, those are their stomachs according to another breeder that we've gotten info from) but you don't want to net mom because the net could hurt them. I haven't yet found how to move the female to the breeding net (which is a box frame with a nylon net that hangs right inside of your tank) so I assume to simply herd her into it before you hook it to the side.
Yes, likely eggs, but don't know if they are fertilized and not sure how to determine that. Always better to leave questions in the Invertebrates forum instead of a blog for quick replies. I only found this because I searched for answers to my own question. Thought I'd mention that since I see no one else replied which is VERY strange for the AC. Anyhow, back to what I was doing and welcome to the AC!