Relationships between Preemies and owning Cats

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Re : Relationships between Preemies and owning Cats

Postby angelkat » Thu May 20, 2004 05:37 am

Never had a cat. But have two dogs

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Re : Relationships between Preemies and owning Cats

Postby angelical » Thu May 20, 2004 05:26 am

We had two cats while I was pregnant, but I kept them away from me. And then we got rid of the long-haired one when we knew Aaron would be early.

I don't think having them related to my needing to be delivered. But who knows?


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Re : Relationships between Preemies and owning Cats

Postby sjs40 » Thu May 20, 2004 01:32 am

Very interesting. When I was first pregnant we had 2 cats, but one, Sooty, was taken ill when I was about 8wks and had to be put to sleep (he was diagnosed with the feline version of aids). His brother tested ok, but was taken ill just after I went back to work, and we lost him too. Ebony was a great comfort to me when we lost Ellie, he knew when I needed a cuddle!
Throughout my pregnancy I didnt touch the cat litter etc, Chris did all that. I didn't weed the garden either!
It will be interesting to see if this is a common link....

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Re : Relationships between Preemies and owning Cats

Postby mom2gigi » Wed May 19, 2004 10:13 pm

Interesting, I had 2 cats while I was pregnant and my DH also took over caring for them while I was.


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Relationships between Preemies and owning Cats

Postby natan » Wed May 19, 2004 09:48 pm

Hi Mom with Preemies

I was talking to bunch of moms in one of my moms group and we figured out something that we have in common, that we live with cats. I wonder how many of you have cats and had preemies while caring for cats?

I know that kitty litter is supposed to be bad in general for pregnant women, but has anybody heard if it causes prematurity? And now that I am pregnant, DH has taken over that part.

Don't get me wrong, I love my two animals and would never consider giving them up, but there were a lot of similarities with other moms and having preemies. We were just curious if this topic has been talked about before?

Deborah 35
DH 34
Natan almost 3 years(preeclampsia baby)
{Peeps 14yrs}
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