Our expert says:
I hear this is not about cats. Having babies does this to other people and it's only just starting, I'm afraid - all the advice! I suggest you relax and ignore all the advice and do what you think's best for your baby. Say yes to everything you hear and then do your own thing. Having pets is good for chidren for many reasons. Your cats are part of your family and are no more risky than dogs or dust or soil. Other people want to feel like they care and thus try to protect your baby for you, so tell them (in a nice way) to push off because you are the mother and you are doing what you know best. Remind them that they were once first time mothers/fathers and how irritating it was for them. As you say, passive smoking is much worse for your baby than cats are! You need to relax and enjoy your pregnancy......
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