Originally Posted by STLGRL5
Thanks all! I just didn't want anything to happen.. How does a cat know to chew the cords though?
Its instinct. They will naturally want to eat the placenta and its usually attatched with the cord.
There are techniques you should read up about just in case the mom decides not to do it herself (rare but it happens). You should know how to do a downward swing to clear fluid out of the lungs and how to rub them down to stimulate breathing. I've been doing a lot of reading as I'm preparing for a future pregnancy with my girl. Also just in case the cord is chewed to closely (causing bleeding) its good to tie it off if there is bleeding.
However, most of the time they are fine to do it themselves. Often people get involved when it really isn't necessary.