Take her temp. If it is below 100, she should begin labor within the next 24 hours/ as it sounds like she lost her mucus plug.
Cats like to pick their own birthing area so you may want to allow her into your son's closet.
They can hold it off if they are not comfortable with the spot you have provided.
Cats have two uterine horns so mommy can have kittens in each.The nursing by the baby should bring on further contractions so you want to encourage that. Also allow her to eat the afterbirth as that brings on contractions as well
It can actually take 30 hours or more for a cat to complete a four kitten(average) delivery. When she is done she will want to eat as they feel starved. She CAN have more up to 30 hours later.
A cats appetite is the best barometer of her health because if they are sick or in pain, they will not eat.
The baby happy and nursing indicates she is producing good milk.
I would not worry unless she appears upset,has pale gums, seems in pain, has an odorous discharge or another several hours goes by with obvious labor and no production of babies. Otherwise she should be fine.
Sometimes cats can develop uterine infection, the symptoms are:
pain, fever, odorous discharge, in appetite and pale gums.
If your regular veterinary office is not open today, you can use this directory to look for an emergency clinic:Emergency veterinary directory here.
As long as you do not see any of those symptoms she is ok
Please let me know how everyone is doing .I will always be here for you.
Best of luck with your blessed event
That is not a silly question at all.
Actually the uterine horns are on the sides of a cat so the only reason the belly drops is due to the engorged milk in her breasts.
You may be feeling the horns.
DO NOT let her go outdoors or she will seek a place to have them in the street.
I will be here till six eastern time so just keep in touch and let me know what is happening.
You are more than welcome!
It is my pleasure to help someone as lovely as you and your sweet baby.
I will always be here for both of you.
Thank you for your accept.
Keep me posted.
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If she does not have a kitten in the next two hours I would take her in.
Let me know....
Please keep me posted on how its going!!
I wanted to give you an update on Maya. She continued to spot and the amount and color of the discharge alarmed me enough to take her to the vet again. We had her scheduled for a spay after the vet informed me that she was either miscarrying or had pyometria. Thankfully she didn't have pyometria, but sadly, we found that she was having complications with her pregnancy and the fetuses were no longer viable. She got spayed and is now healthy and doing great. Thank you so much for your advice and concern!
I am so glad you had Maya seen and she is OK!
Thats GREAT news!
Thanks so much for letting me know.