4. Alter Sleeping Arrangements
If your cat is used to sleeping with you, you need to change that long before the baby arrives. You will want your cat to be used to sleeping on its own so that both of you get better rest and so that you can avoid, during pregnancy, the potential for exposure to pathogens that all cats carry. Once the baby is older, you may want to let your cat back into the bedroom. During pregnancy and the first year of your baby’s life, it is better if your cat sleeps somewhere other than your bedroom.