(Closed) Does anyone believe/know if animals have a sense when labor will begin? Stories!

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I keep telling Darling Husband that I’m afraid that I won’t know when its actually labor…. so if my 2 dogs could give an inkling that its time- I would love that! I do know they sense my pregnancy though. They won’t wrestle around me anymore and sleep with their heads on my belly ALL the time.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m not sure if they know or not but my dog started sleeping on the floor next to me about three months ago. He usually sleeps on his bed beside my husband. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Awww, these stories are so cute!

My cat couldn’t give two sh*ts about me, hahaha.  He even tries to stand on my stomach (am 35 weeks pregnant) to get at treats that I’m feeding him.  He is the quintessential asshole cat, so I doubt he’ll even notice another person living here, let alone that I’m going into labour.  As long as he gets fed…

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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MsGolightly:  Haha my experience is similar. I have a cat who is suuuuper needy, and constantly tries to step on my belly. It’s still early for me, only 13 weeks, but it still makes me nervous. Especially when she tries to use me as a springboard to get us to wake up in the morning and feed her, lol. Darling Husband jokes that if animals can really sense pregnancy, then our cat is trying to eliminate her competition through daily assassination attempts. 

So, no, I don’t think my kitties will be much help when labor approaches 🙂 But I love these stories about other animals who are less asshole-ish, lol.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

yeah…my cat is an asshole.  So nope

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

When I was a nursing assistant in a New Husband, the cats that lived there would camp out in a dying person’s room and stay there until the end. It was really eerie, because normally the cats stayed away from all the resident’s rooms. Some patient’s would freak out if the cat starting paying attention to them and took it as an ill omen. Administration had to rehome the cats and now the nursing home just has birds and fish.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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MsGolightly:  My cat is also an a$$hole and doesn’t give two sh*ts about my pregnancy.  She is all over my belly…I’m 29 weeks tomorrow.  She just wants treats and more treats.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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newbabybee:  My greyhound is very, very bonded to me. He didn’t seem to know or care that I was pregnant, he didn’t know or care that I was in labor, and when I introduced the baby to him he didn’t give a rat’s ass. Maybe it’s because he’s a male….

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

This is an interesting thought…I’ve never heard of animals knowing you were going into labor.  But I have heard that they can sense a change in you/your pregnancy.  My dog will have days were she seems to love me more and follows me around and has to touch me…but for the most part she still isn’t too interested in me and I’m 19 weeks, she just started likeing me recently, so maybe she is starting to realize I’m carrying around an extra human that is half my Darling Husband who she is obsessed with…maybe I’m starting to smell like Darling Husband and that’s why she likes me a little bit, lol 🙂 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: NJ

I heard a story about a dog, who knew his owner was going to have a heart attack. So I think dogs would know labor, especially a female.

I once had 2 cats, who took turns sitting with me when I was very depressed for a few days. They knew, and somehow made an agreement between the 2 of them that one would always be with me.

I firmly believe animals know, and care. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think my dog can sense something.. but I don’t think he realizes what’s going on.. and I doubt he’ll realize when I’m in labor. He has no clue in 4 months he won’t be #1 anymore.. and he still steps all over my stomach like it’s nothing, I always wonder if he’ll do this when I’m a lot bigger (he’s a 15lb Doxie, so he’s not hurting me when he steps on me, just annoying)

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I doubt my cockapoo will know when I go into labor, but he knows when I’m not feeling well/depressed/stressed.  He’ll come over and lay his head on my lap and keep me company when I have migraines.  When I was drugged up after getting my wisdom teeth out, he curled up and slept with me for 3 hours.  My husband couldn’t get him to leave my side to eat his meal.  Dogs are are the definition of loyalty.  I want to make sure he still gets plenty of love and attention when baby comes.  He certainly deserves it.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

my dog did he slept with his head on my belly which he never does. I went into labor that night he never left my side.

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