Each cat breeder needs to have a routine to follow when their queen gives birth to her kittens. A good birthing protocol will maximize every kitten's chance of being born healthy and minimize possible problems in the first fragile weeks of its life.
Heat is critical to the newborn kitten. Unable to maintain its own body temperature, if it becomes too hot or too cold, the kitten's survival is at risk. It is imperative that the informed breeder know and understand the relationship between a kitten and its need for warmth.