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[B]Molly is in labour......[/B]

post #1 of 20
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About an hour ago Molly woke me up by climbing over my head crying.. I checked her out and her mucus plug was coming away..

Ive put lots of towels on my bed and she is lying next to me, five minutes ago i was petting her and heard a kind of 'snap'.. it shocked Molly and myself lol when i checked behind her there is a amount of fluid. Was this her waters breaking????

She is now meowing almost constantly.. She hasnt settled anywhere for long and goes from my bed to one of her boxes then to the other..

Every now and again she'll take what looks like to be 5 big breaths with her tummy tightning.. Are these her contractions?
post #2 of 20
Sounds like she's having them. Let us know what's going on....
post #3 of 20
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Yep without a doubt she was in labour, She just this very second had her first one..

She is cleaning baby very well, im just waiting to see now if she copes with sorting the placenta
post #4 of 20
OMG! What color? How is she? LOL
post #5 of 20
I would love to see Pics.
post #6 of 20
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baby is mostly black with some other colors lol its hard to tell when they are wet isnt it...

Molly has eaten the placenta and left the cord about two inches long.. is this right? Baby is now looking for a nipple, i tried to help baby but he/she wouldnt latch on..

Nature is awesome..
post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by Emmie View Post
baby is mostly black with some other colors lol its hard to tell when they are wet isnt it...

Molly has eaten the placenta and left the cord about two inches long.. is this right? Baby is now looking for a nipple, i tried to help baby but he/she wouldnt latch on..

Nature is awesome..
Yep, that is perfect.
post #8 of 20
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We have two babies so far, this one i'd say is a grey tabby with a white front..

Molly is absolutely fine and doing fantastic..
post #9 of 20
Sounds like she is doing fine to me.
post #10 of 20
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Kitten number four came along 20 minutes ago now and she still hasnt cut the cord of this one.. she has licked baby clean and even gave the placenta a few licks but no cord cut..

should i leave her a little longer or step in and do it?

i will update with colours, weights and pictures as soon as poss
post #11 of 20
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Kitten number one is a black and grey tabby
born at 7:18am (UK time)
weighs 110g

Kitten number two is a grey tabby with white bib
born at 7:50am
weighs 100g

Kitten number three is a black and white
born at 8:22am
weighs 90g

Kitten number four is a white and black
born at 8:42
weighs 110g

its been an hour since number four and number five is taking his time..
I will update on that one when she has it..

just one more question.. only one of the babies has been feeding, the others are looking but not latching on.. is this normal?
post #12 of 20
They'll latch on when they get hungry I would think... They looks just beautiful!! Conratulations!! I would think after eating all those placenta's that the poor kitty would be just stuffed full!! Did her milk come in already??
post #13 of 20
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yes it came in yesterday i could feel it all under the skin, i havnt been able to get any out but the biggest of the kittens was sucking away for a good ten minutes and seemed very content.
post #14 of 20
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Kitten number five was stillborn
post #15 of 20
Oh, I'm so sorry about kitten number 5. Was that the last?
post #16 of 20
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yes, he was the last to arrive and the biggest at 115g.

All four are nursing well now and mum and babies are doing well.

Im not sure of their sex yet so will wait with naming them.

Kitten one..



Kitten two


Kitten three


Kitten four


They have all completely changed color to what i originally thought they was.
post #17 of 20
hehe they are so darn cute! Im so sorry about the 5th kitten... Thats terrible... When did she finally have it?
post #18 of 20
They are very sweet. Sorry to hear about the little one you lost.
post #19 of 20
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The fifth came along roughly an hour later, She had been contracting for about 40 minutes. about half hour in she had a bubble of fluid coming out so i had to burst this which seemed to help number five come along a bit quicker but sadly he was already gone.

We tried our best to bring him round but just no luck at all. Ive heard before that the mothers instinctively know when a baby has died and tend to ignore it but Molly didnt, she cleaned him off and cut the cord and after i had failed at bringing him back i put him back with her for a little while and she continued to clean him.


It was heart breaking for Molly and for us.
I hope that where ever he may be that there is a mummy cat with plenty of milk and licks for him.

I weighed all the other kittens again this morning and three of them had put on 5grams each while the smallest kitten from yesterday that weighed only 90 grams had put on a massive 15g over night. So we now have two kittens at 115g and the other two at 105g.

I will update with pictures as they grow..
post #20 of 20
Congratulations on the kittens!
I'm sorry about the one that didn't make it.
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