Originally Posted by kluchetta
Elsa was totally silent. Actually it was the babies squeaking that woke me up.
You know... I have to tell you, sometimes I wonder if I was an animal mid-wife in another life... or maybe in this life
But so far the cats I've fostered seem to come to me when it's time to deliver and I have seen the birth of all but one litter.
This year Twix's labor started, and I had to leave the room to use the restroom before I settled in for the long haul. When I came back she was at the door crying and had stopped her labor. In fact, if it werent for my camera I might've thought I was crazy... I seen an amniotic-sac-bubble before I left (and took picture) but when I came back it was gone!
I had worried she popped it, but the kitten was born with it's sac intact.
Last year one of my moms had her litter practically in my lap after she tried having her kittens in the middle of my living room floor (since then I confine my moms to my room in the last week) and another woke me up my jumping on me in my sleep. When I went to pet her, she growled at me, and jumped down... that is how I knew she was in labor.
Another noise indicator that they are close is digging. If you hear a constant digging in the litter box or nest, the time may just be near!
Good luck!!! Hope you have a swift stress-free wait!