After reading some threads on here I thought id share our story with you. Our cat is a beautiful pure white moggy, and our first vet informed us, that as she was 14months old and had never come into heat, she most likely had a testicle inside her, making her a 'he she' cat. Not one to doubt our vet, we went home, only for 6weeks later to find our cat was indeed pregnant. We changed vets, and with his advice, we continued her pregnancy, mainly because we had solid relaible homes for any kittens born. (this one appointment cost £56) At this point, i was very, very neive (sp) to cat pregnancy, and had i known what i do now, I would of aborted the regnancy, even though she was far along the pregnancy, nothing could of prepared me for what happened during the birth. First of all, kitten one didnt come out in its sack, infact, all i saw was a perfectly formed paw- complete with claws, almost hanging out of poor mums bits.... She was screaming, something that i dont think Ill ever forget, and when kitten one was eventually born, Mum cat didnt lick it, or eat the afterbirth, she just sat there. AT this point, i called our emergancy vet, who was on call dealing with another emergacy, so it was me, my husband and the cat, She then gave birth to kitten 2, again, showed no interest in the kitten, so again, i had to cut the cord, tie the cord, help the little kitten breathe, Kitten 3 came out shortly after, and mum DID show materna signs and eventually took the 3 kittens and nursed them. However, she then went into shock, so me, mum cat, 3 kittens and lots of blankets rushed to the vets, and after various med and fluids, we came home (this appointment cost £78) We also had to stock up on replacemnet milk, bottles ect for if she regected them again. Costing another £50. The kittens then had all the usual treatments, worming, vaccinations ect, costing at least £200. The kittens are 8weeks old now, and will be going to forever homes (fully vaccinated, wormed, flea treated- again more expense) in 2 -3weeks. So, to people who, like me a few months back, think, Oh, having kittens is natural, mum cat will be fine... Your wrong. Leave it to people who know what they are doing, trust me, its hard work, its emotionally draining- i was a wreck thinking that we almost lost 2 of the kittens, and had i of been at tesco doing my shopping, i would of come home to dead kittens, and mum cat would of bled to death if not died from shock. I would no way of continued the pregnancy had i read half of this information on here, and yes, i should of had 'he she' cat neautured when the first vet told me she was a half he, but I didnt, because they had told me it was 99% likely she wouldnt be fertile, it seems that 1% is a big number after all. Luckily, im in a finaicial position where i could afford the vets bills, But what if your cute moggy who 'accidently fell pregnant' suffers like my mum cat did ? can you seriously give 8weeks of your time, empty your bank account when needed, and risk losing your beloved cat before or during birth ? I know regular memebsr say this time and time again, but trust me, it is the BEST thing for your cat, to have her neautured. Poor mum cat has been through SO much stress, been pumped full of medicins, all because I was to late getting her spayed. Do your pet a favour, be resposnible. get her spayed NOW. if shes just 'caught' you can still have her neautured, save her heartache and pain. Oh, and mum cat is currently in being spayed as i type. £40 for spaying, compared to the hundreds of pounds spent on 3 kittens who luckily i ahve homes for, but more to often you will hear 'Id love a kitten' Then youll be let down. and left with goodness knows how many kittens. ALl my kittens are being rehomed with people wh have paid a 'neauturing deposit' to the vets, to stop them going through any of the above to.