Veruca climbed under the bed just before she has the first kitten, but came back out and had them in her cat bed here in the living room. At one point, she tried to climb into my son's tent! She made me and Tony scratch and pet her the whole time.
I didn't help much, I just wiped the kitten's faces with a rough dry cloth while she cleaned them off, to soak up some of the liquid coming out of their noses. She immediately took over the second they were born. By the forth kitten though, she left it wet for a while.
My son has freaked her out. She moved all of the kittens under my bed. I put a blanket down there and a heating pad set on low, her food and water dishes and litter box are near by.
I'm telling you, there weren't really any signs! She slept and ate all day. She forced me to give her a half a bag of treats just minutes before she started to deliver, too. She comes out from under the bed every hour to let me pet her, too. It's so sweet. What a champ! So don't worry about it if Coral is eating, I got that same woe when I saw Veruca eating yesterday. It'll happen soon! It's so awesome!
for you and Coral!
I'll try and get some pictures if she ever lets them out from under the bed