When I was in labor with my fourth child, I had a long night of laboring by myself. I had had a fight with my husband and then went into labor early. Due to our hard feelings, I did not want to wake him up, so I sat in my rocker and labored by myself all night. My cat came into the living room quite early on and jumped up on my lap. He sort of draped himself over my bulging belly, facing me, and did the paw kneading thing (he was declawed, luckily!) and purred. He stayed there ALL NIGHT! His purring and massaging and the warmth of his body really helped me to stay relaxed. Best labor partner I ever had! He really seemed to sense how much I needed him right then.
53yo mom to six homeschooled children, part time nurse, living in beautiful Montana.
Getting back on the wagon after being off raw for over a year.