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post #1 of 25
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So, my pregnant kitty Mumbles has gotten noticeably bigger in the last 2 days or so and right now she keeps kind of crouching low to the ground and walking in place with her back legs. She's also been very vocal lately and affectionate and she is due any time.... Could the babies be coming?
post #2 of 25
Ummmm ... that almost sounds like she is assuming a lordotic position as if she were in estrus. This may seem a stupid question, but ... are you 100% completely certain she ~is~ pregnant?
post #3 of 25
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well we didn't have an ultrasound but the feline vet at my school said she's 99% sure and she has been getting bigger plus she's displaying all the signs. Also, my boyfriend can feel the babies moving sometimes (she lets him touch her belly - cute!)

She's also rolling onto her back now
post #4 of 25
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Originally Posted by Melsa
well we didn't have an ultrasound but the feline vet at my school said she's 99% sure and she has been getting bigger plus she's displaying all the signs. Also, my boyfriend can feel the babies moving sometimes (she lets him touch her belly - cute!)

She's also rolling onto her back now
Melsa...I do hope you are keeping her strictly indoors.

Katie
post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by TNR1
Melsa...I do hope you are keeping her strictly indoors.

Katie
I am an advocate for indoor cats, no worries there. I took her in as a foster and she fit in so well that we decided to keep her
post #6 of 25
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Originally Posted by Melsa
I am an advocate for indoor cats, no worries there. I took her in as a foster and she fit in so well that we decided to keep her
Great!

Katie
post #7 of 25
I guess im going throught the same thing too!!! Im sooooo impatient cant wait for them to come ....Ive been watching my kittens moving inside for a week or so ....Good Luck with ur kittens let us know when they come!!!!
post #8 of 25
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Originally Posted by kerrimah2005
I guess im going throught the same thing too!!! Im sooooo impatient cant wait for them to come ....Ive been watching my kittens moving inside for a week or so ....Good Luck with ur kittens let us know when they come!!!!
I will, and you too
post #9 of 25
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I am starting to really doubt that she is pregnant. For a couple days it seemed like she had gotten much bigger but now she seems smaller. She didn't have kittens somewhere without me knowing because I have checked everywhere. I took her home on November 6 and we were told she was pregnant then. 2 weeks ago I got her looked at by the feline vet at my school and she said she's 99% sure she's pregnant. However, we don't have an ultrasound machine at my school so there's really no way to tell for sure. This is driving me crazy! I might call my vet and ask how much it would cost to have an ultrasound done just to be sure...
post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by Melsa
I am starting to really doubt that she is pregnant. For a couple days it seemed like she had gotten much bigger but now she seems smaller. She didn't have kittens somewhere without me knowing because I have checked everywhere. I took her home on November 6 and we were told she was pregnant then. 2 weeks ago I got her looked at by the feline vet at my school and she said she's 99% sure she's pregnant. However, we don't have an ultrasound machine at my school so there's really no way to tell for sure. This is driving me crazy! I might call my vet and ask how much it would cost to have an ultrasound done just to be sure...
Our rescue group has had cats that we swore were pregnant (even the vet thought they were pregnant) and it turned out they weren't.

Katie
post #11 of 25
sounds like a false pregancy and now your cat is back in heat.
post #12 of 25
My cat showed signs of heat about 3 weeks ago. I'm assuming it's because our male tried to mate with her. She usually kicks his butt and makes it known she wants nothing to do with him. She IS pregnant though. The babies have gotten huge. But I have no idea when she's due.
post #13 of 25
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Originally Posted by olskoolnodoubtr
My cat showed signs of heat about 3 weeks ago. I'm assuming it's because our male tried to mate with her. She usually kicks his butt and makes it known she wants nothing to do with him. She IS pregnant though. The babies have gotten huge. But I have no idea when she's due.
Probably would be a good idea to get your male fixed if he isn't neutered yet. Cats are induced ovulators and if she has her kittens and isn't spayed...she will become pregnant again. That is the reason we also recommend keeping your female indoors until she has weaned the kittens and has been spayed. If you need a low cost clinic for either your male or female..let me know. If you live in the USA, you can go here:

http://www.lovethatcat.com/spayneuter.html

and click on your state.

Katie
post #14 of 25
the tummy does get big in false pregnancy. Can you clearlt see the babies moving in her tummy? That's the only way you can be sure she's really prego unless you get an ultrasound or x ray.
post #15 of 25
Yeah I can feel them. They've gotten bigger over the last few weeks.
post #16 of 25
Usually they are about 7 weeks along when you can feel the babies moving. They are about 5 weeks along when the tummy starts to get noticiably larger.
post #17 of 25
Yeah I know. The babies are huge now though. I can feel what I think are 3 or 4 heads. I'm not too sure if it's the babies I feel moving or her breathing. I noticed her tummy getting bigger the first week of November but she's also a really skinny cat.
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by olskoolnodoubtr
Yeah I know. The babies are huge now though. I can feel what I think are 3 or 4 heads. I'm not too sure if it's the babies I feel moving or her breathing. I noticed her tummy getting bigger the first week of November but she's also a really skinny cat.
But what about the other signs? Any milk being produced?

Katie
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by TNR1
But what about the other signs? Any milk being produced?

Katie
I never see milk with my cats untill after birth
post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by olskoolnodoubtr
Yeah I know. The babies are huge now though. I can feel what I think are 3 or 4 heads. I'm not too sure if it's the babies I feel moving or her breathing. I noticed her tummy getting bigger the first week of November but she's also a really skinny cat.
You can tell if they are babies, it's unmistakeable.
You should see them moving. If she was getting big the first week of november that would mean she was 5 weeks then...and now its nearing the first week of Jan. That does not add up. Cats are only prego for 9 weeks total. (about 64 days). That would put her at 13 weeks....im sorry but it's not adding up.
Maybe your cat has worms. If she's really skinny it sounds like she does. And the behavior you were describing earlier sounded like she was in heat.
post #21 of 25
lolol she doesnt have worms. our cats are inside cats. and yes i can feel the babies. i myself am a little confused as to when she is due really. as i have stated before she is a realy skiny and small cat. is it possible she could have started showing even tho shes not that far along because of that? when i called the vet earlier, they said pregnancy in cats usually will last from 63 days (i cant quite remember that part), but i do remember them saying up to 69 days. if she doesnt have them in the next few days they said to bring her in. and ty bangelbabe, i was getting worried.
post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by olskoolnodoubtr
lolol she doesnt have worms. our cats are inside cats. and yes i can feel the babies. i myself am a little confused as to when she is due really. as i have stated before she is a realy skiny and small cat. is it possible she could have started showing even tho shes not that far along because of that? when i called the vet earlier, they said pregnancy in cats usually will last from 63 days (i cant quite remember that part), but i do remember them saying up to 69 days. if she doesnt have them in the next few days they said to bring her in. and ty bangelbabe, i was getting worried.
Your cat can be strictly indoors and still have worms
Even if she goes 69 days she is still way overdue...like 3 weeks! It's possbile that she was showing a litlle earlier if she has a very large litter but it seems like things are still off. You sure she's not bloated?
Can you clearly see the babies moving inside? When they are about to have kittens you can easily see and feel the babies moving.
Well it's good your bringing her in..maybe they can do an x-ray to confirm her pregnancy.
post #23 of 25
I'm not sure if I can see them moving really. I do konw one kicked earlier while she was laying down cause it kicked my hand. My main concern of course is her health along with the babies. But we also can't afford a c section or anything expensive really. A majority of the vets near us aren't willing to work with us on payments. So I have really no idea what to do if she doesn't have them shortly.
post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by olskoolnodoubtr
I'm not sure if I can see them moving really. I do konw one kicked earlier while she was laying down cause it kicked my hand. My main concern of course is her health along with the babies. But we also can't afford a c section or anything expensive really. A majority of the vets near us aren't willing to work with us on payments. So I have really no idea what to do if she doesn't have them shortly.
When do you recall feeling the sticky stuff coming out of her nipples?

Katie
post #25 of 25
Ok im confused now-you are not the original poster, right? It seems I got you and the original one mixed up. I went back and read the thread.
Really, you should not let your cats mate, especially if you don't have the money to get the proper care for it when it's pregnant. But that's a moot point now. You need to take you boy to get him fixed now while your cat is prego (if she's prego) because she will go into heat after she has the kittens. TNR can give you a list of free or low cost clinics.
As far as the female cat-maybe you can surrender her to a shelter? If you cant afford the vet it's better to surrender her then to let her die of pregnancy related complications. The shelter will give her a c-section if she needs one. If what your saying is correct about her definately being prego then she is overdue and she will die if she does not get medical care.
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