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mad_shell66

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Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 1:27pm

can cats cause fertility problems??

A friend has told me that you should avoid cats at all costs when TTc as they release something through your skin which can stop you getting pregnant.

Has anyone ever heard of this?

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Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 1:30pm

What a pile of poo Shell.

I shouldn't give it another thought

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Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 1:31pm

:snigger:

I thought it a little strange but thought i would ask the question

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Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 1:37pm

hope not as i have 3 cats!! cant see it mate to be honest. if you find anything on it, let me know xxx
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Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 1:43pm

I knew it was risky when you are actually pregnant but she was on about when you are TTC.

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Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 2:36pm

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What a pile of poo Shell.



Very well put!





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Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 3:30pm

Poppycock!

We have 3 cats and I'm pregnant! They were my saviours and listened when I was feeling :bawl: Also they are wonderful de stressers!

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Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 4:30pm

Ive got 3 cats aswell and im pg, my sil is trying to scare me into getting rid of them by saying that once the baby is born that the cats will sit on the babys face and suffocate him/her cause they like the milk surely thats crap aswell?


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Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 4:32pm

yes i think that is rubbish too milner

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Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 5:30pm

Milner cats like to sleep in warm places like next to a baby, and very young babies are not mobile enough to wriggle away from cat that wants to sleep on its face, so sadly yes it does happen. You can get a cat net to put over the front of your pram/carry cot and you must keep your cat out of your babies bedroom. Its not to do with the milk.





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Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 8:48pm

We have three cats and I've got to say that after having a quick shuffty to see the new creature in the moses basket they didn't want to go anywhere near either of babies. Why on earth would they want to - babies are noisey and make unpredictable movements! It goes without saying that you should take reasonable precautions and shouldn't leave a new born baby unsupervised with a cat but please no one start thinking that your cats are a danger to your children.







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Friday, August 29th 2008, 8:36pm

Our cats like to sleep in the cot, but not while DD is there! They don't like her enough! We did use a net though while she was in our room, then kept her own door shut.




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Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 8:49am

LOL what a load of rubbish!!! :happy:

If you are pregnant its advisable to wear gloves when handling cat litter because of the *very slight* risk of catching toxoplasmosis, but thats about it as far as cats go.

Having our dear old black and white mog, Reggie (now sadly gone to that big cattery in the sky, RIP Sir Reg - we miss you! :bawl:) around didn't stop my conceiving our son! Hopefully our new little furry friend, ginger and white Merlin, won't do us any harm either!

And no, Reg never tried to "smother" my son or any of those other silly old wives' tales. We did have to use a cat net to stop him sleeping in the (empty) cot but tbh he looked at the wailing little newborn bundle with absolute horror (as if to say "OH for God's sake, WTF have they brought home NOW?!") and made a point of staying far away from him! You'll find that cats don't like babies and toddlers very much at all and steer very clear of them.

Merlin is the same, never really bothers DS at all, I think he finds noisy 21 month old toddlers a bit too scary . . .

Its amazing the nonsense people can come out with!

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Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 10:11am

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LOL what a load of rubbish!!! :happy:

If you are pregnant its advisable to wear gloves when handling cat litter because of the *very slight* risk of catching toxoplasmosis, but thats about it as far as cats go.

Having our dear old black and white mog, Reggie (now sadly gone to that big cattery in the sky, RIP Sir Reg - we miss you! :bawl:) around didn't stop my conceiving our son! Hopefully our new little furry friend, ginger and white Merlin, won't do us any harm either!

And no, Reg never tried to "smother" my son or any of those other silly old wives' tales. We did have to use a cat net to stop him sleeping in the (empty) cot but tbh he looked at the wailing little newborn bundle with absolute horror (as if to say "OH for God's sake, WTF have they brought home NOW?!") and made a point of staying far away from him! You'll find that cats don't like babies and toddlers very much at all and steer very clear of them.

Merlin is the same, never really bothers DS at all, I think he finds noisy 21 month old toddlers a bit too scary . . .

Its amazing the nonsense people can come out with!



Well i would be wary of a cat around a baby. it's not necessarily saying they will harm a baby but you never know. I am not saying cats are a nasty animal. Not at all, but they like warm and comfort which they will get by been by a baby. Not all cats are scared of babies.

My auntiesisn't. When my niece was little we had to be careful because the cat would be trying to get in her carseat with her

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Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 10:15am

Just to share my own experience - I have a nasty scar down my left cheek where our family cat got into my carrycot and scratched me. Apparently it was literally just a scratch which is why my parents didn't do anything about it at the time, but it scarred. She wasn't scared of children and babies at all.

We have a cat now (who again is relaxed around babies and toddlers) and she'll be staying when the baby comes, but I will be more cautious, because of my own experience.

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Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 10:22am

I have to agree. Not all cats 'smother' babies, but it isn't just a 'silly wives tale' either...one of our members had the fright of her life when she found her cat sat in her babies cot, not something she would dismiss or pass off as silly.


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Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 10:29am

cats love been snuggled up don't they. and baby items tend to be snuggly. moses baskets and so on.

my friends cat found comfort in the moses basket the day after her daugter come home from hospital.

i was there and the baby was in the moses basket sleeping, my friend was in the shower, and i nipped into the kitchen to put the kettle on and when i went back into the lounge the cat was lying down at the bottom of the moses basket. luckily no where near the baby's head!

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Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 10:32am

that was my cat :sadface: my cat is not afraid of anything he jumped in and luckerly laid across her lap, my heart jumped into my mouth I couldn't catch my breath I have never been so frightened in my life - it does happen and you must be on watch all the time, cats like warm cosy places, babies are warm and cosy.

needless to say we have nets and doors shut at all times now.

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Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 10:34am

how frightening chilli x

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Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 10:38am

Bubble, my four year old daughter has a scar a couple of millimetres from her eye where the cat scratched her and 'luckily' missed her eye. It was my daughter's fault for tormenting her but I think the crucial message here is that all animals must be supervised around all small children at all times. Both are unpredictable and regardless of how much we trust them, we just never know.





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Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 10:40am

Exactly Bells.

Chilli - when you say you use nets do you mean over moses baskets and carrycots (like mozzie nets) or something else?

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Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 10:41am

yes over her cot and crib

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Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 10:43am

If you don't mind girls, I am going to duplicate this into the pregnancy area as I think there are some very important points being made which may not get seen as the thread is in fertility

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