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Dreams during pregnancy of womanYour dreams during pregnancy can reflect your joy, excitement, anticipation, stress, anxiety and concerns about your impending arrival, as well as your hormonal and physical changes. As your hormones fluctuate, the fetus grows, and your body changes throughout the pregnancy, so does the content of your dreams. Interestingly, most pregnant women’s dreams had a pattern of what was dreamt about during the various stages of pregnancy. Although any dream theme can occur at anytime during your pregnancy, certain dream themes were found to be much more common at certain trimesters.
First Trimester Dreams
- Giving Birth To A Grown Child or An Adult
- Water-Themed Dreams
- Fertility-Related Symbols
- Going On A Journey
Giving Birth to A Grown Child or An AdultMany pregnant women report dreams where they gave birth to a talking, walking toddler or a full grown adult. One explanation for such a dream is that you are doubting your ability to care for a tiny newborn baby. This little life is going to be your responsibility. Thus dreaming of giving birth to an older child or adult seems less intimidating to handle. A second explanation is that you are envisioning your baby growing up and doing things. You already have hopes and dreams for her or him. If you are going back to work after the pregnancy, then this dream may also reflect how time is passing you by and how you will be missing out on a huge chunk of your baby’s life.
Water-Themed DreamsDreams of swimming, floating, drowning, being drenched in rain or being surrounded by water is common for pregnant women and actually occurs throughout the trimesters, although the forms may change. Your water dream may be in analogous to the amniotic fluid filling in your womb. It is common to find yourself swimming in a pool or going down a water slide in your first-trimester dreams. This may reflect your desires to connect with your baby, who is suspended in liquid.
Fertility-Related SymbolsAnother common dream theme in the first trimester is seeing a lot of fruit, flowers, and baby animals in your dreams. These are fertility symbols and represent your pregnant state. Water-dwelling creatures, like fish are also present in many pregnant women’s dreams.
Going On A JourneyPregnancy is like a journey in itself. And so dreams where you are driving or going on a trip or driving are quite common. Often times, the trip was unplanned or unexpected, something happens to the luggage, you miss your flight, you get into a car accident, you get a speeding ticket, or you end up at another destination. This parallels your apprehension with the pregnancy and not knowing how things will go along the way. Dreams of going on a journey actually occur throughout your entire pregnancy journey.
Second Trimester Dreams
- Giving Birth To An Animal
- Giving Birth To An Alien
- Teeth Falling Out
- The Ex Lover
- Erotic Dreams
- Famous People
Giving Birth to An AnimalOne very very common dream theme among many pregnant women is giving birth to a kitten, puppy, chick, lamb or some other animal. This dream may be rooted in your fear of taking care of another human being. You may be more familiar or less intimated in taking care of a cat. The dream also serves as a sort of rehearsal of what is to come.
Giving Birth to An AlienAnother common dream in the second trimester is giving birth to an alien. This dream may be a play on words and describe how motherhood is still a little “alien” to you. You are unsure of yourself.
You always wonder what your baby will look like and all this wondering can creep into your dream. All you have to go on is a sonogram image of your baby which can sort of look like an alien with its oversized skull and large eye sockets. And so you dream you give birth to an alien.
Teeth Falling OutAs your body changes throughout the pregnancy, your old clothes no longer fit and as you become a little bit clumsier, you start to feel less attractive. Dreams of falling teeth is a reflection of your insecurities with your appearance.
To dream of your teeth falling out is also symbolic of a loss of control. Although you are excited about your pregnancy, a baby will also create some form of chaos in your life. You feel that things will be in disorder.
Read more about Teeth Falling Out Dreams in the Common Dreams section.
The Ex-LoverFrom out of no where, your ex-boyfriend shows up in your dream! This does not mean that you are expressing regrets with having a baby, but it does indicate that you are feeling apprehensive about motherhood which is perfectly normal. Your ex-lover may serve as a temporary escape for you and bring you back to a period where you didn’t have such heavy responsibilities.
Erotic DreamsIt is not unusual for a pregnant woman to have erotic dreams, especially as she gets into her second to third trimester of pregnancy. There are several explanations for these passionate and steamy dreams. One reason may be compensating for lack of sex. As your belly gets bigger, sex can be awkward. You may even be having less sex or the sex is not as satisfying. As a result, your dream images become more erotic to make up for it. A second reason may be due to the fetal movement or contractions, which could actually provoke a sexual response. Another reason for your racy dreams may be attributed tot he physiological changes occurring in your pregnant state. The rise in estrogen levels and extra blood flow to the genitals may be the reason you are having wild sex with some Hollywood star. And yet another explanation for these dreams may be a reaffirmation that you are still attractive and desirable.
Famous PeopleA high percentage of pregnant women report of celebrities and other famous people randomly appearing in their dreams. In these dreams, you could be making out with your celebrity crush, going on a trip with the president, hanging out with a big Hollywood star or they are helping with the delivery of your baby. One interpretation of these celebrity appearances may be that you are feeling like a celebrity yourself. Being pregnant, you find that a lot of people are catering to your needs and may even be waiting on you hand and foot. Thus you feel you are living the high life alongside many of the famous people. Another explanation for these dreams may be your desire to temporarily escape from your reality. It is not that you do not want a baby, but sometimes you just don’t feel like being pregnant.
Third Trimester Dreams
- Cheating Dream
- Dreams Of Labor
- Something Happens To The Baby
- Large Animals And Objects
- Being Attacked Or Chased
- Violent Water Symbols
Cheating DreamsPregnant women report dreams of being cheated on with higher frequency. As your body changes and your belly expands, you may not feel as attractive or desirable. With a baby on the way, your entire life will change and you are worried that your significant other will not want to stick around. At the same time, you are depending on him more and more, whether it is making a food run to satisfy your late night craving, giving you a helping hand to get up from the sofa, or just doing chores around the house, making you feel even more vulnerable. These feelings of insecurity and vulnerability are manifested in dreams where your husband or boyfriend is having an affair. Remember that dreams of infidelity are often not a reflection of actual events. Your hormones may be to blame for some of these up and down emotions.
Read more about Cheating Dreams in the Dream Moods Common Dreams section.
Dreams of LaborAs your due date nears, dreaming of labor is quite common. After all, your mind is probably preoccupied with when you will go into labor, how will it happen, will you get to the hospital in time, where will you be and what not? Usually these dreams depict something going wrong with labor, you can’t find your doctor, you have no way to get to the hospital, you go into labor early, putting the baby back into your uterus, etc. These dreams indicate your desire for control. Although such dreams can be somewhat unsettling, it actually prepares you for the real thing when the time comes.
Something Happens To The BabyTypical dreams include not being able to answer the baby’s cries, forgetting where you put the baby, misplacing the baby, dropping the baby, etc. You are questioning your ability as a mother and if you will be a good mother. Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed and fear you are unable to meet the demands of the baby. Once again these dreams are not a true reflection of how you will be as a parent, but rather your mind’s way of working through some of your fears and anxieties. Such dreams are also an indication that your motherly instinct is already kicking in and your desires to protect her or him.
Large Animals And ObjectsWhile small, fuzzy baby animals were the theme during the first trimester, larger animals are more dominate in the third trimester. Dreams of whales, elephants, dinosaur, as well as towering buildings, factories, skyscrapers, buses and trucks may reflect your growing belly and how you are moving about. In the third trimester, the animals may even talk in your dream which signifies the growth of the baby.
Being Attacked Or ChasedDreams of being attacked can be very unsettling. Many pregnant women report dreams of being attacked or chased by zombies, aliens, vampires, ghosts, demons, gun men, serial killers, wild animals or some other menacing figure. Once again these dreams are a sign that your motherly instinct is acting up and how you will protect your baby from all harm. Your guard is up more than ever. As your due date nears, you may be feeling more stress. Your limited mobility may also make you feel vulnerable and helpless which may also be fueling these troublesome dreams.
In some scenarios, dreams of being attacked by animals may also be a warning that you need to take caution with someone around you. Take notice of who you know in your waking life that shares and exhibits the same qualities of the animal that attacked you in your dream.
Read more about Chase Dreams in the Dream Moods Common Dreams section.
Violent Water SymbolsWhile water is a common theme in your dreams throughout your pregnancy, it takes a dramatic turn in the third trimester. Dreams of oceans, drowning, tidal waves, and breaking waters are prevalent at this stage. In previous trimesters, the water was usually calm, tranquil, and contained, while the water is depicted as massive, active and violent in dreams during the third trimester. This may be because you are feeling overwhelmed or inundated. Or perhaps it is due to the fact that you are retaining water and swelling up. These water images also reflect your anticipation of your water breaking and the imminence of labor.
One of the most important thing in working through your pregnancy dreams is talking about them with your partner or friend. Pregnancy brings about a wide range of feelings and it helps to talk about them. It may even help to write your dreams down in your pregnancy journal.
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