Dreams about being pregnant are an extremely common dream theme at bedtime, especially for women. If you or a loved one has been covering this ground at night, you may have questions about what it all might mean. While dream analysis is highly subjective, this post might provide some insight into why this dream occurred or is recurring.
A pregnancy dream can be perplexing, especially for a woman who is past childbearing years. Like most dreams, a pregnancy or giving birth dream is seldom predicting a literal event, except perhaps for a woman who is ready to welcome a child into her life or one whose psychic radar picks up that someone close to her is pregnant.
Then what are most of these dreams about?
One type of giving birth or pregnancy dream announces that you are ready to give birth to a new aspect of yourself. A higher intelligence with abilities you didn’t realize you could summon up is emerging. For instance, a dream of giving birth to a baby boy who comes out talking and walking remarks that you have discovered your inner brilliance and are ready to strengthen it and bring your newly found talents out into the world. A dream like this one reveals that we are constantly evolving and maturing. When we challenge ourselves, willing to come out of our comfort zones, we summon up new parts of ourselves with greater abilities to meet the challenge. These dreams tend to coincide with events in the dreamer’s life such as a change in career or entering college.
A second type of pregnancy dream arrives when a woman deeply desires a child of her own, but is having problems conceiving. The dream fulfills her greatest wish to conceive and reconciles the grief of being childless.
Listed here are some common giving birth dream themes and what they mean:
- I’m about to give birth and I didn’t even know I was pregnant
A dream like this announces a big surprise. An opportunity has come through the door without much effort. Yes, you probably carried the idea somewhere in the back of your mind for years, but had no idea the opportunity would manifest in front of you. What you likely didn’t know was that a higher intelligence was at work in your subconscious creatively putting together a new beginning. Maybe it’s a piece of your destiny plan or the reward from previous work. It could be a new job offer that appreciates your skills and that will take you up the ladder of success or another kind of opportunity that serves your higher purpose. You perhaps earned it without knowing it. Grace was the miracle you needed to get you moving forward with confidence.
- I deliver a premature baby
If your baby was delivered premature, it likely means you jumped the gun and introduced your idea or project into the world before it or you were ready. Your project is your baby and will likely need some nurturing (added energy) to develop it further. You may not reap rewards until you add a few more steps to your plan for success.
- I am ready give birth, but the doctor doesn’t show up and my husband is nowhere to be found
This dream theme I have heard numerous times and usually remarks that a woman feels she had to go it alone without support and acknowledgement. For instance, imagine yourself an artist who created a series of paintings, opened your own gallery, rushed to put it all together for a gallery opening and served wine and cheese while your husband sat home watching TV. Although the dream acknowledges your accomplishment, it may be revealing frustration in not having the help you deserved or anyone to share in your success. The dream may be amplifying a needed change in how you approach future projects.
- My baby was overdue and it’s a difficult labor
This dream theme remarks that you have likely incubated your idea for a long period of time, thought about your project daily and put a great deal of work into it to make it happen. It reminds you that it demanded more work from you than you thought it would require, but now the time has come for you to reap the rewards.
The majority of pregnancy dream scenarios about the creative process report on the success or failure of a project, applauding you when you succeed and criticizing you when you have made mistakes. One of the many functions of dreams is to offer a bit of constructive criticism so that the dreamer can recognize the need for an adjustment in attitude or help in finding the right solution to a problem. By using the information in your dreams, you can turn failure into success and give birth to your greatest dreams for the future.