Pregnancy Dreams: An A-Z Guide
Are your pregnancy dreams especially
Are you curious about your pregnancy dreams? Keep a journal stashed by your bed and jot down notes each morning, then use our handy A-Z guide to decipher what your baby might be trying to tell you!
Acorns: “From little acorns big oak trees grow.” The acorn is a metaphor for pregnancy.
Animals: Animals in dreams remind us to trust our instincts.
Armor: A symbol of protection
Attack: Dreaming of being attacked has a fairly literal meaning. It could indicate fear or anxiety about some unknown part of your life. Perhaps you are feeling vulnerable
Babies: Expectant parents and parents of young children often dream of babies. These dreams take many forms, from babies who are born deformed or become lost, to dreams of abandonmen
Bank: Dreams of financial institutio
Bath: This represents
Bed: Sometimes dreams are direct messages. If you find yourself dreaming of beds, it may be that you need to get more rest in preparatio
Bees: While pregnant, you may feel a bit like the queen bee, happy to get all the attention but exhausted from being the one in charge. (Also see Flowers)
Bird: Seeing a bird in your dreams can equate to freedom and success. You may have a sense after having a bird dream of feeling like you’ve risen above something,
Birth: This is a common dream as a pregnant woman approaches
Boy: If you dream of a little boy or giving birth to a boy it could be a premonitio
Bridge: This is a classic symbol of transition
Calendar Date: This is one of the few dreams that could be prophetic,
Candle: A candle is a symbol of spirituali
Cars: Such dreams are related to the level of control you have in your life. The physical condition of the car, as well as your location in the car (for example: Are you the one driving, or are you a passenger?
Castles: A castle could indicate a feeling of victory, an expression
Cat: Pregnant women often dream of giving birth to cats, possibly because a cat is about the same size as a baby. The cat is a feminine symbol. (Also see Animals, Zoos)
Caves: A cave symbolizes
Circle: A powerful symbol that indicates completion
Clocks: Time becomes a common theme as a woman gets closer to her due date. (Also see Calendar Date, Past)
Coffins, and other symbols of death, are not premonitio
Cooking: This is another metaphor for the process of pregnancy.
Dolphin: The dolphin is tied to feminine sexuality.
Ear: The shape of the ear closely resembles a fetus. The ear may be a metaphor for your baby.
Earth: A very common grounding theme, indicating
Eating: Dreaming of a particular
Egg: This is a classic symbol that often appears in dreams in the early stages of pregnancy—
Elevator: Dreams of elevators often indicate movement or transition
Falling: This is a common dream, indicating
Family: This symbolizes
Fire: Fire symbolizes
Fleeing: This is connected with a feeling of helplessne
Flowers: If in full bloom, the flowers are a positive symbol of the beautiful life growing inside of you. If the flowers are wilted, it could be a direct warning that you need to drink more water. (Also see Bees, Opening, Water)
Flying: Such dreams are fortuitous
Forests: Forests often represent unacknowle
Fruit: This is symbolic of life and could also represent the unborn child. (Also see Eating, Harvest, Kitchen, Knife)
Girl: The girl you dream of could either be yourself at a young age or a premonitio
Gold: Gold is a powerful element and could be symbolic of the richness of the pregnant life.
Gun or other weapon: Both are a symbol of aggression
Hair: Hair has many meanings. It is associated
Harvest: This represents
Home: Home is often a metaphor for pregnancy.
Houses: House imagery is common in pregnancy,
Husband: The interactio
Island: Another great metaphor for the relationsh
Jewels: Precious stones symbolize the inner self as well as the unborn child.
Journey: This is a fairly literal symbol of the nine-month
Joy: Dreaming of joy may be your mind’s way of encouragin
Key: A phallic symbol as well as one that is representa
Kitchen: Cooking and baking symbols are rampant in pregnant women’s dreams. The analogy is of preparatio
Knife: A symbol of aggression
Knitting: This indicates nurturing and preparing for the baby’s arrival.
Marriage: If you dream of marriage, take it literally.
Milk: This is likely a literal dream as your body begins to prepare for milk production
Monster: Monsters appear frequently
Movie Stars: When pregnant women dream of movie stars it represents
Nest: This could be related to the classic nesting syndrome most pregnant women experience
Nudity: Nudity represents
Oceans, Lakes, and Rivers: Water represents
Opening: Dreaming of opening a gift, or opening a series of doors, could refer to the imminent birth and opening up of a new area of your life. (Also see Key)
Past: People, places, and events from your past likely represent unresolved
Quilt: This could represent family and old-fashio
Rainbow: This is a beautiful symbol representi
Ring: A ring symbolizes
School: This is a classic anxiety dream, reflecting
Sex: Just as dreams of eating food could indicate a lack of certain nutrients in your diet, dreams of sex could signify a need for more sex, or at least more romance! It can also represent a woman’s joy at the role she is playing in the life cycle. There is no denying it—sex is a critical component of pregnancy!
Snake: Due to their phallic shape, snakes represent sex; they also indicate growth and wisdom. (Also see Animals, Zoos)
Stairs: Stairs appear frequently
Storms: Violent storms, hurricanes
Traffic: This is a common element in anxiety dreams as the subconscio
Twins: Dreams of twins do not necessaril
Trains: Indicates movement or motion in life, especially
Uniform: Dreams that contain this symbol may be expressing
Walking: If you are dreaming of going on long walks, it could symbolize the journey of pregnancy,
Water: This is a common element in dreams. Water represents
Weaving: This is a common metaphor for the process of producing life.
Whale: The whale is a powerful symbol of feminine power and creativity
Zoo: A pregnant woman often feels as though she is in a zoo—everyo
Have you been experienci
Pregnancy is a time of many changes, both physical and emotional.
● joyful dreams
● anxiety dreams
You may also notice that your dreams appear to be more detailed than normal, and are filled with fantastic colors and more vivid features than prior to pregnancy.
Are Pregnancy Dreams Normal?
Though these vivid dreams can often be confusing and even frightenin
● Pregnancy Hormones: Throughout
● Increased Waking: Pregnant women are much more likely to wake up during the night than women who aren’t pregnant. Whether you have a leg cramp or a backache, you may find that you wake up several times every night. When your body wakes up from a deep sleep, it has better dream recall than it would had you slept through the night. This means that you may be experienci
● Pregnancy Anxiety: Pregnancy is a time of distinct changes, many of which are scary and overwhelmi
Common Pregnancy Dreams
Many pregnant women experience
● dreams of falling
● dreams of running
● dreams of being trapped
● dreams of baby’s gender
● dreams of baby’s appearance
● dreams of labor and delivery
Don’t be surprised if many of these are unpleasant
Many dream studies have shown that dreams tend to change from trimester to trimester of pregnancy.
Dealing with Your Dreams
Many women find that their vivid pregnancy dreams are quite enjoyable,
Dreams are made up of various images and emotions that are present in the subconscio
If you find that you are still worried about your dreams even after discussing
If you are finding that your pregnancy dreams are really interrupti
● Try to ensure that your room is cool and dark. Remove all electronic
● Avoid exercising
● Avoid drinking a lot of water right before bed. If you drink a lot, you will find that you wake up during the night with a full bladder, which could actually increase the number of dreams that you experience
● Do your best to clear your mind of all anxieties and worries before bedtime. Try a few relaxing stretches or breathing exercises to help clear your mind.
In the next article, we will share with you if your dreams will tell you the gender of your baby! Stay tuned!
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