LOVE & AFFECTION
Despite the common misconception that cats are primarily selfish animals, cat owners know well that these fuzz-balls can be surprisingly caring and affectionate. Keenly attuned to your emotions, they will shower you with more warmth and cuddles when they sense that you are yearning for a gentle touch of your feline companion.
Some pets show an incredible sensitivity towards expecting moms, so don’t be surprised if your pet follows you around more often or shows more attention to you, which will further deepen your bond. Having a caring cat during pregnancy can help your body release more of the feel-good hormones, dopamine and serotonin, allowing you to feel more relaxed and happy.
This sensitive period can be a particularly challenging time for first-time moms, ladies going through a difficult pregnancy, or future moms who are going it alone. Even if everything is in perfect order, the unexpected waves of emotions can push us out of balance when we least expect it.
Cats have a soothing effect, they will provide you with the much-needed warmth and their purring can have a surprisingly beneficial effect on your state of mind, especially when you find yourself struggling with negative thoughts and emotions. They will calm you down as you enjoy their closeness and affection.
Having a pet while you are preparing to become a parent is a perfect practice for moms-to-be and an excellent opportunity to express your nurturing instincts. Not only will your feline companion appreciate it, but it will be an equally rewarding experience for you.
Use this opportunity to groom your fuzzy friend, take care of their needs with the best cat supplies available, play with them, and make sure you shower them with attention because cats will reciprocate and love you more if they are cared and loved. This also helps you ensure that your pet is healthy and safe for your unborn baby, which will give you peace of mind.
PERFECT STRESS RELIEF
Along with the joy of expecting a baby, pregnancy comes with numerous stress-inducing situations, sleepless nights, many changes in your life, and the natural motherly worry and need to constantly shield your unborn child.
It turns out that pet-owners have an easier time making all the changes, transitions and adjustments to the new situation, while your four-legged pal gives you comfort, and prevents the stress from affecting your health. Studies have even shown that having a pet decreases your risk of developing depression.