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Dogs and pregnancy

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DoubleCarrick Wed 16-Nov-16 12:34:19

When I was first pregnant, my dog (male) would follow me around the house and be persistent with needing to touch me. A paw on my leg, head on my foot, etc.

This calmed but now at nearly 33 weeks it's almost like he can't be near me when it's just the two of us in the house. I come home from work and he's all sleepy and dopey so has obviously been chilling but within ten minutes he's a worked up bundle of stress that won't stop barking.

I don't know what to do with him. Is it my hormones? Is the baby brewing to come? He's not picking up on my stress because I really have none - I'm so chilled out lately.

I just have no clue what to do.

DoubleCarrick Wed 16-Nov-16 21:51:43

This is the third thread I've started in the past few weeks which has bombed!! grin

DoubleCarrick Wed 16-Nov-16 21:53:57

Interestingly my midwife appointment wasn't amazing today and now I have to go for a growth scan tomorrow. Maybe he knows something I don't!

choccybiscuit Wed 16-Nov-16 22:14:18

Dogs can definitely sense things that we can't. He might be trying to tell you something. I hope all goes well with the scan tomorrow, I'm sure it's nothing serious otherwise the mw would have sent you today x

DoubleCarrick Thu 17-Nov-16 06:16:05

Very true. I tried to convince her book me in Friday as it's not the easiest being self employed but said she didn't want to wait. I must admit, I'm now getting pretty nervous!

choccybiscuit Thu 17-Nov-16 12:21:57

How did the scan go?

wowwee123 Thu 17-Nov-16 12:26:30

hope everything went ok.

Jojo13 Thu 17-Nov-16 13:35:16

Hope your scan went well.
Have you tried maybe talking to a dog behaviourist? Or reading up online? I have a dog and he became so protective over me when I was pregnant, he even growled at and nipped my OH once, he's been protective in a way ever since.
I never experienced what you described sorry, but I do know there is a lot of advice out there (I have other problems with a protective dog now I have a toddler and pregnant again so been looking myself)

Good luck and hope all is well x

sycamore54321 Thu 17-Nov-16 14:00:52

Most likely he is picking up on your general behaviour, anxiety about your scan (hope all is well?), changes in your activity pattern, etc rather than wafting hormones.

DoubleCarrick Thu 17-Nov-16 16:16:09


Scan went ok. Baby is measuring smaller than they thought but there are no problems.

He's been weird for about a week and is a lot calmer when DH is home. It's almost like when DH is around it's not the dogs job to protect me or the house but when it's just us he needs to constantly bark at the front door. Annoying

wowwee123 Thu 17-Nov-16 17:14:24

thats good to know! glad its nothing to worry about.

mikesh909 Thu 17-Nov-16 17:42:30

Hi Double,

Can't offer any advice on dogs but I too am being sent for a growth scan. Glad yours went ok. Are you returning for another?

choccybiscuit Thu 17-Nov-16 19:26:49

I'm glad it went well! Hopefully your dog will settle down soon x

DoubleCarrick Thu 17-Nov-16 22:32:47

Hi Mike,

No return scan but the sonographer said depending on how my bump measures during my next MW appointment, I might be sent back

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