For the past couple of months I have been feeding a stray cat. At first I thought she was just a kitten, she is so small, about a little over half the size of a full grown cat, we named her lidel ( we thought she was a boy ). Well a few days ago It dawned on me that she is very pregnant, and I was worried about her having her babies in the trucking lot next door or the raccoons getting at them, so i got her to come close to me and snatched her up real quick, she is now in my spare bedroom with a box and food, water and a litter box, I think she will be going into labor very soon, it looked to me that she was bleeding slightly from her vagina, my concern is, she is so small. She is fairly healthy i think, I have fattened her up over the past few months, but she never did grow any. Will she be able to have the kittens unassisted? I plan on calling my sister who is a toy poodle breeder, she helps birth puppies all the time, so i think she would know atleast a little more then me at helping lidel have her kittens, I'm afraid she will have a difficult time. Does anyone have any suggestions? She is very scared right now, no one has ever picked her up before, and she has never been in a house before.
Be sure that she has somewhere that she can "hide" to have her babies (a box, or some kind of cubby hole)- if she is stressed, she may have more problems delivering.
It will depend on how many babies she has, whether she will be able to deliver without having a C-section. If there are many, the kittens will be smaller & easier for her to deliver. If there are only one or two - she could have problems.
It sounds as if she is mostly feral or wild. If she is really wild, you may not be able to, but if she is slightly tame, if you can or are willing to, you can take her to your local vet, and have either an ultrasound or an x-ray taken - that will let you know how many kittens she is carrying, and they may also be able to give you an estimate delivery date.
Your sister should be able to help on the actual delivery date, cats go thru the same steps as dogs do, with nesting, contractions etc. If the momma is very young, you may need to help her open the sacks (if she lets you get near) - which I'm sure your sister will know how to do as a breeder.
Be sure that you handle the babies as often as possible, to make sure that you can get them homes when they are 8 weeks. And, please make sure that the mother is spayed before you let her back outside.