Mother cat gave birth 4 days ago is bleeding

We took in a stray cat that was pregnant and she gave birth to 3 kittens and stopped her labor immediately after the third kitten. She is a smaller cat but an adult and I know she has gave birth to a little before. Yesterday I noticed a little bit of blood on her blanket and though it might have been one of the kittens umbilical cords but all was fine. Today there was a little bit more blood and noticed it was coming from the mother cats...birthing area. She has been eating very well, has had two reg bowl movements but has not urinated. She is caring and nursing for her kittens as well. Earlier today she got out of her box was trying to tuck her bottom underneath her body was meowing and could not stay still. This lasted about a minute until she heard one of her kittens cry then she ran back to the box. She growls in her box with the kittens every once in a while and wants me by her side.Her stomach also seems a little swollen. I know that just like a human her stomach is not going to go back to normal but I am not sure if it is overly swollen. I was just wondering if I could get any advice on what is going on and if I need to take her into the vet. I do not have the money that they charge to just examine her let alone to do a procedure if needed but in order to keep this cat alive I would find a way to get the money. Does anybody have any advice? Anything would help! Thank you so much!

She may still have a kitten inside f her. Sometimes a cat will give birth to some kittens then stop labor and continue again 24 to 48 hours later.

Spots of blood after giving birth is not unusual but it should not go on for more than a couple of days.

All you can do is feel her tummy to see if you can feel any movement be very gentl though as too much pressure can damage kittens inside.

If she is still the same on day three and if she has not passed urine i would say get her to the vets as soon as you can in case their have been complications.

I hope she is Ok

best wishes kate


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by: elle

i have a 1 1-2 yr cat who gave birth 2 days ago for 2nd time. first day kittens nursed but after that i saw no sign of nursing on mama. now she is bleeding out of her birthing area. she is an outside- inside cat and hid the kittens from us, we dont even know if they are alive. i dont know if this is the place to ask questions but can anyone help me?

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