|After The Kittens Have Gone|
Watching the kittens develop from helpless creatures into recognizable personalities is a fascinating and rewarding experience. But now, presuming you've been able to find good, caring homes for all the kittens, you should think of having your cat neutered.
Any female cat over the age of five months can be spayed quickly and easily (It is better to wait until they are at least six months old before spaying). It causes no distress to the cat - but could well prevent the needless suffering of kittens in the future. If your cat isn't spayed (or the male tomcat neutered), the whole process could start again - and quickly. Think carefully about it.