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It's much more rare for cats to have difficulty with pregnancy and delivery than it is for, say, dogs. That said, if she reaches her 68th day of pregnancy without showing signs of active labor, your vet may wish to perform x-rays again, ultrasound, or perform a c-section on her.The number of days that you are counting for her pregnancy, did this begin the day she was first bred or when her heat cycle began?What breed of cat is she?
It sounds like the number of days was an estimate, therefore we'd be less concerned about her not delivering today. Typically we can get within 3-5 days of conception with logarithmic calculations and what we observe on the ultrasound. The purpose of an updated ultrasound would be to confirm that there was no struggle and the kittens were all alive. It can tell us what is going on in the uterus and if there is any reason for concern that would necessitate surgery. Typically we don't like to have a pet undergo surgery if it can be avoided, at all. I imagine even if your vet was open that they would recommend waiting. I would take this time to locate an emergency clinic in your area that can examine your companion if you become more concerned over the course of the weekend. If her behavior changes at all, she begins having vaginal discharge without active labor or kitten production, if she stops eating, etc. she will need to be examined and possibly scheduled for surgery over the weekend. Otherwise, I would keep a close eye on her and know that many first time mothers have a longer pregnancy, longer labor and longer delivery than past mothers. Certainly if she does not deliver by Monday and all habits remain normal, this warrants an examination by your vet and recheck on the kittens.
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Were you able to see my two replies above?For this reason, the waiting continues. If her symptoms change, she needs to have an exam at an ER this weekend. However, she will not be able to wait forever. If she does not deliver, she will eventually need surgery.Do you need help finding an ER location close to you?