I thinks that's really sad for your pets that some Mamas gets irritated & bugged by the pets that love them unconditionally.
I love my pets no matter what & loved them even more after I gave birth. I had 5 German Shepherds & five cats that knew there was a new baby (DS) in the home.
The dogs were always lying right by the pack-n-play bassinet thing - guarding & sniffing to make sure babe was OK..
when I had trouble getting up after my C - the dogs would let me hold their collar & they would help me get up.
My 5 cats would come keep my feet warm when I was nursing DS. They actually kept quiet when DS slept - almost on DS's sleeping wacky sleeping habits.
They were totally kind & accomadating housemates.
I could go & on but we loved them even more for the amazing things they did before & after DS was born.
With DD, my German Shep knew I was going into labor b/f I did!
He would not leave my side & kept lying his head on my belly. 6 hrs later, I started labor. My 2 cats were the same.
other stuff, I think the pain on some parts of of your body in late PG was a shock.
I got skin tags with DS - bleck
my legs got more hairy with DS.
DD was a vag birth & was amazed at the pain @ the end part of labor. that was crazy.
DS was an emergency C & the lack of bodily function control was nasty (on day 2 after birth)
the extra pooping was a trip/
I peed my pants so much with DS towards the end -
I was huge with him & I also has horrible ligament streching pain with him