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Does the cat know I'm pregnant?

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Kocerhan3 Wed 30-May-18 18:25:56


this sounds crazy to any non-cat people, but my cat isn't a lap cat, she's not cuddly. However past couple weeks she has been, then on Friday I found out we're 6 weeks pregnant and I've realised she isn't leaving my side! I mean, she's waiting outside bathroom door as I take a shower, sleeping next to me in the bed, by my feet or next o me on the sofa, follows me into a room if I leave another. Does she know?! I have family members who believe cats have a special connection. Anyone else have this opinion? Felt it with pets during their pregnancy? hmmwinkgrin

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kikibo Wed 30-May-18 18:37:12

Baldrick, our older tom cat, spent a lot of time on my tummy or next to it while I was pregnant with DD. Now I'm pregnant again, though, he isn't into me so much... i wonder what the difference is.

But yes, some cats take their protective role in this really seriously. Sometimes they spend all their time watching the baby.

I often wonder how our first girl cat (Baldrick's sister) would have dealt with that pregnancy, bearing in mind she had had several litters. Sadly she was run over about 5 years ago, though, so no chance of finding out.

user1493413286 Wed 30-May-18 18:43:28

Yep I felt the same, my cat wouldn’t leave me alone and would just sit watching me if I didn’t let her sit on me

HippyChickMama Wed 30-May-18 18:44:45

Not me but a relative kept ducks and as soon as she was pregnant with both of her dc the ducks became aggressive with her and would try to bite her. They were quite tame when she wasn't pregnant.

Kocerhan3 Wed 30-May-18 18:51:27

Glad it's not just me !! Although that duck thing is weird! Here's the cat right nowhalo

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LittleTipple Wed 30-May-18 20:01:56

Yes! The week leading up to me testing, she licked and sniffed my tummy...she had never done that before. I'd also had loads of weird baby animal dreams, so when she licked my tummy I just knew I was pregnant! She didn't do it with my second pregnancy though...

SimonBridges Thu 31-May-18 00:00:10

First time my cat ever sat on me was the day before I found out I was pregnant.
My friends cat sat on me also. He didn’t sit on anyone.

BowieAndMercury Mon 04-Jun-18 00:13:50


Eatmycheese Mon 04-Jun-18 00:20:47

All three times my cats and dogs knew. Before I did it transpired. In fact the third time the massive increase in clinging and guarding made me buy a test.

On several occasions I woke up with a cat paw on my face and the dog snuggled up head on my tum

They aren’t stupid you know 😉

Triskaidekaphilia Mon 04-Jun-18 00:21:06

Oops managed to accidentally post after one word!
Cats seemed very interested in my tummy in a few of my 2wws, getting me a bit overexcited. I do wonder how they'll react if I get pregnant cos I'm very close to them.
Today after another month of trying I got my period, less than 5 minutes later Mercury (the less cuddly of my two though he does like laps) came straight to me on the sofa and curled up next to my tummy, he's never done it before. My heart melted a little smile

Triskaidekaphilia Mon 04-Jun-18 00:26:30

I've given away one of my NCs now but I doubt anyone's actually snooping on me grin and I meant to post this picture of him smile

ThreeIsACharm Mon 04-Jun-18 00:30:39

I wasnt really a cat person but when I fell pregnant with my ex, his super unfriendly scratchy cat became my bestfriend.
Everywhere I went he was with me and he sat one my knee on the couch. (He never did this with anyone)
He made me love cats

problembottom Mon 04-Jun-18 10:50:21

I was hoping for this but I’m 11 weeks pregnant and my cat doesn’t give a shit. grin

sirmione16 Mon 04-Jun-18 16:40:37

@problembottom the combo of your name and post made me snort laugh. Sorry to hear your cat isn't one of the cutesy stories on this thread! Lol

eurochick Mon 04-Jun-18 17:07:28

I was attracting stray cats at restaurants! I was on a work trip with colleagues who didn't know and this cat picked out and curled up on my lap. It was hilarious.

sirmione16 Mon 04-Jun-18 19:33:57

@eurochick that's so funny! My OH has a thing of attracting cats in random places. Some literally run up to him amongst a crowd. Very odd.

coffeekittens Mon 04-Jun-18 22:34:49

One of my cats who is usually a lap cat went the opposite way when I found out that I was pregnant in March (sadly Mc at the end of April) and I wouldn’t see him for days and he spent most of his time at my neighbours, however his sister who was fiesty and independent has since become a lap cat from my MC which is comforting, they do know. smile Congratulations on your pregnancy

Heroo Tue 05-Jun-18 10:08:56

They 100% know.

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