What Do Dreams About Being Pregnant Mean? 4 Interpretations

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Dream analysis is a technique used to reveal underlying motivations and interpret the symbolic representations of dreams. If you have recurring dreams about being pregnant, you should patiently assess what’s occurring in your life or what your desires are.

Pregnancy means nurturing a new life inside you, and this may symbolize creation or a new beginning apart from the desire to have children. However, dreams can have interpretations completely different from what you presume. Keep reading this post as we have put together some meaningful interpretations of pregnancy dreams.

Pregnancy Dreams – What Does This Means?

Here is a compilation of five probable reasons for dreams about pregnancy:

1. Start Of Something New:

Women create new life hence dreaming of pregnancy could mean you are yearning to be creative in your waking life.

  • You probably want to do something artistic or exciting down the line.
  • This dream could also be about a new change or new idea, project or a goal in your personal life.
Dreams about being pregnant could also be about a new change or goal in your life

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  • This aspect is in its growth and developmental stage.
  • It can be anything from wanting to start something new or just getting a makeover.

2. Stage Of Pregnancy:

It is important to take a look at what stage of pregnancy you were in your dream.

  • If the pregnancy was in its early stage, it could suggest that the particular aspect in your life has been a recent event or change.
  • If you have already given birth to your baby, then it could mean that the event has taken place.
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  • If you have found neglecting your baby. For example, forgetting to feed him or her. Meaning something in your life needs your complete focus and you haven’t been giving it your undivided attention.
  • Towards the end of your pregnancy, women often “nest” where they are starting to make a home and special space for the child. Dreams may be a reflection of how this home may look.

3. Wishful Thinking:

Sometimes dreams like this may actually mean what it is.

  • Maybe your unconscious mind is telling you it’s time for you to have a baby, especially if you are married or in a stable and happy relationship.
  • If your mood in the dream was happy and content, then secretly you do want to get pregnant and start a new chapter in your life with your partner.
  • If in your waking life, you aren’t ready for a baby, but still dreaming about it, this may mean fear of added responsibilities in your life.
  • As a new parent, you may dream about the “what ifs” that can happen when parenting in real life. Such as fear about dropping your child, forgetting them somewhere or getting lost. You may have these thoughts in real life and then they manifest in your dreams.

4. Dreams & Desires:

Pregnancy dreams have a high degree of complexity. It can be broken into many layers of interpretations.

  • Such dreams may speak of desires that have not yet been recognized or acknowledged in your waking life.
  • People who have given up on their dreams or actual goals in life often dream of pregnancies.
  • For example, someone who wanted to be a dancer, but took the conventional path and became an engineer, maybe tormented with dreams of pregnancies until he or she realizes their true passion and acts upon it.

Analyze Yourself What Your Dreams Of Being Pregnant Mean

Here are a few questions that can help you analyze what your dreams of being pregnant mean:

  • Have you been thinking of quitting your job or a possible career change?
  • Are there any plans of acquiring a new residence maybe or new projects that you been contemplating over?
  • Has there been any new idea that you haven’t acted upon and passionately believed in it?
  • Any plans for a change in your lifestyle?
  • Are you thinking of having a baby or are already expecting a baby?
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  • Are thinking about how you or your partner would be as parents?

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are pregnancy dreams common?

Dreaming may increase during pregnancy as this phase usually brings changes in the physical, psychological, and emotional stages of a woman. Pregnancy discomforts due to increased hormones and altered sleep patterns due to the urge to urinate frequently may affect the period of deep sleep and result in vivid dreams (2) (3).

2. What about pregnancy dreams about twins and triplets?

Dreaming about twins or triplets may simply mean you may have a longing for more than one child or maybe expecting multiple births. The dream may also be caused if you are stressed at the thought of being overwhelmed by responsibilities. However, a dream about multiple births may have other interpretations if you are neither pregnant nor planning to expand your family.

Since dreams are thought to be the world of your imaginations and reflect your subconscious mind, certain dreams of yours might have some significant meaning. Your recurring dreams about being pregnant might simply be interpreted as a yearning to become a mother or they may have some other significance. It might be indicating the beginning of something new or a recent important change in your life. Even different stages of pregnancy might have distinct meanings in your dreams. However, if your dreams interfere with your daily life, you may try to speak with someone for your dream analysis.

Infographic: Dreams During Pregnancy

While we’re on the subject of pregnancy and dreams, did you know that pregnant women dream a lot? There are many reasons behind it. Scroll down for interesting information about dreaming when expecting, as we have explored this topic in our infographic.

facts on the dreams during pregnancy [infographic]
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References:

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  1. Dreams About Being Pregnant: Dream Meanings Explained
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/13/dreams-about-being-pregnant_n_891547.html
  2. R L Blake Jr and J Reimann; (1993); The pregnancy-related dreams of pregnant women.
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8452063/
  3. Pregnancy Dreams.
    https://americanpregnancy.org/healthy-pregnancy/pregnancy-health-wellness/pregnancy-dreams/

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