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Do mommies always stop eating 24 hrs before giving birth?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Is that so? Or it is not always like that?
Molly is on day 64 and she is still eating a lot! Basically all she does is eat and sleep eat and sleep.
Besides that she is just grumpy but still very sweet.
she is not wet in the rear either. Can I conclude that she wont be giving birth in the next 24 hrs?
post #2 of 10
I have seen cats eat decent meals just a few hours before giving birth. Lack of appetite is a good indication that birth is imminent but it's not 100%.
post #3 of 10
Missy was eating 30 mins before she gave birth, a better indicator is the activness of the babies.
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
Babies are moving relatively more than usuall and I have the idea they are not as high on her sides as they used to but still not low enough to feel them between her legs.
She is very calm and still not looking for a place so I guess I still have to wait for a while... but I am just sooooo looking forward to it !!
Thanks for the advice!


G.
post #5 of 10
I just had babies in June, my girl never stopped eating! She only stopped to have the first kitten, then continued to eat. She was so fat we thought we were getting 6 kittens (but it ended up as only two!).

From what I've seen, the only way to know 100% for certain that she's giving birth is when the babies move south and she starts pushing. I've calculated the days before, but every cat is different (some ladies will give birth at the same hour/day each time, others are completely random) and some hold out until day 67.

I hope you have a healthy litter!
post #6 of 10
Not always. I tell more by them producing the milk/cholestrum (sp?). When they produce that, its birth within 24-48 hrs. Cats can go as long as 68-70 days without any problems.

Just keep her close by and caged to reduce activity.
post #7 of 10
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Well today I saw a little bloody discharge on her back side. I guess time is coming. No milk and no contractions. She just keeps on as usual. And still no interest in hiden quiet places.
Now is the worst part of all her pregnancy. Knowing the moment is soooooooo close now and still few hours/days left... I have no nails left to bite haha
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45
I tell more by them producing the milk/cholestrum (sp?). When they produce that, its birth within 24-48 hrs..
You can't count on that either, I've had many a mother that didn't start producing anything from the nipples until a few hours after the babies were born. But more often than not the lactating will happen first.

Heck, I had a baby and never produced anything... ever! (sorry if that's too much information).
post #9 of 10
Mine ate and produced no milk right up till she pushed them buggers out! It's different with every cat. I'd say keep an eye out for contractions. The babies do tend to get super active when momma is in labor.
post #10 of 10
i thought mine was stopping eating, then i heard her chowing down in the kitchen no more than 10 min before she gave birth
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