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Does this look like contractions

post #1 of 29
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Ok here is Skittkes

post #2 of 29
My Daphne had her kittens last Friday, and I swear I couldn't see anything that looked like contractions--except that her hind leg did kind of twitch like that, and she'd change position immediately after that as if she was uncomfortable. Twelve years ago my Cuddles had a litter, and those contractions were really obvious, so I was a little confused by watching Daphne. But then Daphne's water broke, so I just went with it! So I guess there's a 'range' of how obvious the contractions are, and Skittles may indeed be having them. The hind leg kind of reacting up towards her stomach is a good clue.
post #3 of 29
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I thought so
post #4 of 29
It was a bit hard to see for me, but I think I did see one. Easier way to tell (for me, having felt I don't know how many hundreds of women's bellies while they were contracting) is if you can just gently lay your palm on her side, if she'll let you, you'll feel the uterus ball up very hard when she has a contraction, and you'll be able to feel it relax when the contraction is over.

She def. looked uncomfortable and changed back leg position after the one time I felt I was seeing a contraction in your video clip.

What's happened since then?
post #5 of 29
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That is just it her tummy doesnt relax it has always felt hard She has so many in it... She is doing something like this I notice like 2x and hour..

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Sort of like breathing faster then slowing all way back down after a few sec
post #6 of 29
Wish I could be there..it's hard to explain..though I've only palpated kitty contractions when at the most there was 5 in there. I'd be able to tell, I don't know how to tell you except other indications may be a whisker flick during contraction and a "pursing" of the whisker pads. I would see the whiskers flick from out and fanned to straight forward, especially once pushing begins.

Even with a very packed full of babies uterus, there will be a difference in muscle tone when there is a contraction versus when there isn't one. If only the shape of her side changes a bit - seeming to be more defined in a rounded way, with part of the side seeming to protrude higher - or "out" more to the side..that would be the contraction.

Using your fingertips might work more easily for you...dead center of where you are sure her uterus is, on her side, rest your fingertips and feel for when there is a difference..very lightly press down to see how tense the muscle is..during a contraction it will be rock hard and not compress more than the bit of fat she may have just under the skin compressing.

Sorry I can't explain this better!
post #7 of 29
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Then I think she was having some then... I noticed she got higher her tummy like she exhaled and it was harder a little. I hope this is it...
post #8 of 29
Me too...she looks like such a sweetie in her video.
post #9 of 29
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She is so huge
post #10 of 29
Oh, Skittles... breathe in, breathe out... hee hee hoooh.... hee hee hooh...

YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!
post #11 of 29
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I just wish I new for sure she is so darn stuburn
post #12 of 29
You are doing such a great job with Skittles! I hope she can just have those babies at home! Sounds like she has been in early labor...your nerves must be shot!!!

I will be checking in today on my Skittles watch! LOL!
post #13 of 29
no word yet??? waiting with baited breath!!!!
post #14 of 29
You need to stop eating worms (baited breath) Sorry I know that was dumb, but I getting slap happy waiting for news. I need to get moving and get some things done around the house. Maybe when I check back we'll have some news.
post #15 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by momof3rugratz
I just wish I new for sure she is so darn stuburn
She is NOT being stuborn! It COULD be the first kitten is so large she cannot pass it. She REALLY should be seen by a Vet!
post #16 of 29
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She was seen on friday and I was told if she has a fever then worry are if she was having hard contractions. The vet is due to call me back any time now. I have been in contact all weekend and yes he will make house calls.
post #17 of 29
I'll be checking in often today...you obviously know your cat very well, and have a great vet (housecalls, how wonderful!).

It can be hard to know when to take your cat in. I could tell a story, but this isn't about me or LadyHawke's birthing experience

You are doing a super observant job. I hope you have fat, sassy healthy kittens sometime today.
post #18 of 29
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Trust me as much as I call the vet and take her to the vet I would do what I need to if I had to... ALso I see nothing there that concercs me her temp is a nice 99.9...She is playful just ate a whole 6oz and drank...
post #19 of 29
Do you have any new video from today? Or is that still the one from last night?
post #20 of 29
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That was last night the one this morning is way to dark because I could not turn lights on...
post #21 of 29
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In a few I will Upload another one to her thread.. ok
post #22 of 29
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Here it is what do you think

post #23 of 29
looks like she's panting...does she always breathe that fast?
post #24 of 29
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nope just when that happens....
post #25 of 29
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Here is other one..

post #26 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by j_real
My Daphne had her kittens last Friday, and I swear I couldn't see anything that looked like contractions--except that her hind leg did kind of twitch like that, and she'd change position immediately after that as if she was uncomfortable. Twelve years ago my Cuddles had a litter, and those contractions were really obvious, so I was a little confused by watching Daphne. But then Daphne's water broke, so I just went with it! So I guess there's a 'range' of how obvious the contractions are, and Skittles may indeed be having them. The hind leg kind of reacting up towards her stomach is a good clue.
Welcome to TCS...I do hope that Daphne is being kept indoors only and that you have plans to have her spayed once the kittens are weaned.

Katie
post #27 of 29
Introducing Baby Skittles!
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post #29 of 29
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Ok I will resize and post them here..
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