Cats and Pregnant Women

United States
May 24, 2010 5:42pm CST
how come cats like pregnant women so much. we just got a new cat for my husband and my daughter and I must admit I am really not a cat person but I gave in because he wanted one so bad and my daughter was thrilled plus we live out in the country and we have snakes so I like the idea of a cat for that reason... but this cat will not leave me alone.. he sleeps on my stomache and I am pregnant.. and cats usually don't like me but I have heard that when you are pregnant they seem to want to be near you... why is this... because I have to say it drives me nuts when he has to be next to me constantly..
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7 responses
@akaeaves (43)
• United States
24 May 10
Cats just want to be loved. I like cats. My mother has 12 cats. She loves everyone of them like family. Cat's will protect a family's home when a robber breaks in, and that's awesome. I know this because I saw it on the news one day. A cat acted like a gard dog, jumping at the guys biting and clawing his face. So cats are awesome.
@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
25 May 10
they get rid of rats, cockroaches and snakes too! dog's can't do that!
@donsky14 (5964)
• Philippines
24 May 10
Because pregnant women are warm, and cats just love to be somewhere warm. My cat can't get enough of me when I was pregnant. lol.
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@kaylachan (4778)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 May 10
I think cats are sensitive (or some are) to the changes a woman's body undergoes when they are pregnant. But, it is also possible, that despite your dislike for the animals... that this particular cat has taken a like to you.
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@Hatley (157679)
• Garden Grove, California
24 May 10
hi lillybelledaisyrose. I think , and this is just hatley's theory, a cat can actually hear a baby's heartbeat and it fascinates them, now i am probably wrong but it sounds good. I know cats have good hearing and can hear and sense things before we can. Also of course it could be hormones too. hard to know for sure. But you are now selected and approved by you cat. Cats are so selective and so regal.They pick us out as pets,not the other way around.he he.
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@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
25 May 10
Perhaps maybe because you are home more than who you intended the cat to be with? I've never heard of cats wanting to be near pregnant women more though but that is interesting. I found that cats like a challenge so mabey if you pester it more it will stay away from you. When my cat was alive, I would constantly talk to him when he entered in a room I was in, pick him up and hold him even though he hated it. I would even go out of my way to look for him and bug him while he was trying to nap. He stayed far away from me as much even though he knew he was loved. Take care
• Dominican Republic
25 May 10
No mang. Couse of theyre confortable belly to sit on :D
@karen1969 (1788)
25 May 10
I have four children and I can't remember my cats behaving differently towards me during my pregnancies. It sounds very sweet behaviour from your cats though. Congratulations and Good Luck for the rest of your pregnancy!
@mspitot (3834)
• Philippines
25 May 10
oh, i didn't know about that...cats like pregnant women..