It might surprise you, but dreams of being pregnant are extremely common.
They can occur randomly and even if you haven’t yet experienced one, you probably will at some point.
In these dreams, you might be taking a pregnancy test, or have a pregnancy bump, or you could be in labor.
Of course, if you’re pregnant or you’re trying to get pregnant, then it makes sense why you’re having those dreams.
But what if you’re not?
A pregnancy dream is typically connected to something in your life that is currently in development and growth. It could be plans that are in the works or even a degree that you’re working on – what it all comes to is that you’re making a new life for yourself.
Remember that pregnancy dreams are a way for your subconscious to communicate the feelings that are hard to unpack in your waking life.
When you’re dreaming, your subconscious is in control, so you’re often being forced to focus on emotions and problems that you might be ignoring in your life. Thus, a dream can give you a better understanding of your current situation by presenting it to you in a different light.
Whatever the details of your dreams of being pregnant are, they can cause you to be concerned. But you shouldn’t worry too much; these dreams often mean something different than what you think they do.
As you’re reading this article, you should take into account your unique situation, specific feelings that arise during these dreams, and your future goals.
The Meaning Behind Dreams About Being Pregnant
At their core, dreams of being pregnant are about creativity. Think about it: women create a new life inside of their bodies. If you’re experiencing dreams about being pregnant, you might be needing creative time.
Or, you’re dreaming up an exciting and new creative project that will come to life later. This can be as small as a home renovation project or artistic work.
So, what can you learn about yourself from dreams of being pregnant?
These dreams are multi-layered and represent that there is something inside you that hasn’t been acknowledged yet. If you have goals and desires that you haven’t taken time for, you’re more likely to experience dreams about being pregnant.
For instance, if you want to act, but you chose a safe path and became an accountant, you might be plagued with dreams of being pregnant until you take steps that will bring you closer to that desire of acting.
What if you have a dream about someone else being pregnant? Sometimes these dreams can become literal, and that person ends up being pregnant. But it typically means that something has been left inside, undone or unexpressed.
If you notice that you’re having the same dreams about being pregnant over and over, your subconscious is trying to tell you something.
These recurring dreams could suggest that you need to focus on your unresolved ambitions and goals or take an honest look at them and see if you can achieve them.
It can often be daunting to make changes in your life, but these types of dreams are your subconscious telling you that you’re not happy in your current situation. These are messages that you shouldn’t ignore. Instead, you should listen to what they’re trying to tell you.
Can I Avoid Inducing Dreams of Being Pregnant?
The best way to avoid dreams about being pregnant, other than ignoring all of your desires and dreams, is to focus on what you want to bring into this world.
Those few minutes before sleep takes over, anything can happen. If you’re going to try to avoid dreams of being pregnant, focus on what you’ve already brought into this world and what you can nurture there.
Pregnancy is universal, so these dreams aren’t confined to one culture or ethnicity. It doesn’t matter if you’re a male or a female; the universal symbols of fertility can show up in your dreams.
There are some pregnancy dream symbols that you can look out for: the lotus flower, which is associated with Asian cultures, and the Celtic knot, which is associated with birth and death.
The Symbolism of Dreams About Being Pregnant
Below you’ll find a list of some of the interpretations of dreams about being pregnant and how they can relate to what’s going on in your waking life.
You’ve Just Conceived
Where you are in your dream pregnancy directly reflects where you are as far as the growing and developing thing in your life. So, if you’re only at the point where you’re peeing on a stick, then something is only just beginning.
The gestation of your dream pregnancy is related to the progress of your project or goal. If you’re in the third trimester in your pregnancy dream, then you’re about to come to the end of your goal or project, and whatever you’re working on is coming to fruition.
Morning sickness might be common in pregnancy, but in dreams of being pregnant, it can indicate some emotional unease about something going on in your life that’s growing.
This could be something like a growing relationship where something just doesn’t feel right to you. So, you have to step back and think about if it’s just a natural process of the relationship or project, or if there’s something that’s causing you to feel awkward and wrong.
Triplets or Twins
This means that you have two things going on in your life that is growing, or that there are several aspects to the one thing you’ve got going on. So, it can feel like you’re juggling too many things at once, and your subconscious is showing you this with multiple babies.
You’ve Given Birth and Then Misplaced Your Baby and Lost it
This could indicate that something you’re working on has been lost in the shuffle of life. This means that you shouldn’t lose sight of the thing you’re working on because it’s something that you’ve grown and labored over.
You Give Birth to an Inhuman Baby
This would represent that what’s developing in your life feels foreign to you: it’s not something you’ve experienced or encountered before. So, having an inhuman baby is your subconscious telling you that you need to familiarize yourself with the new situation ahead of you.
Your Ex Got You Pregnant
Typically, when you dream that your ex got you pregnant, it’s an indication that you learned so much from that relationship. So, in a sense, that relationship allowed you to give birth to a new part of yourself. The dreams of being pregnant involving your ex represent all of the new wisdom and knowledge that you learned from them growing and developing inside you.
You Go into Labor but Don’t Feel Pain
If this is the case, it’s like your subconscious telling you not to worry about what you’re developing or growing because it isn’t going to be painful in any way. You just need to finish the project, or finish that degree, and get it done with.
You Go into Labor and Feel Pain
When you feel pain in your dream, it’s often connected to the emotional pain that you’re experiencing in your real life. This could be your subconscious telling you that what you’re working on is starting to drain you emotionally. Still, it’s also the end of your pregnancy. So you just have to keep pushing, you’re almost there.
Dreams about being pregnant indicate change and a burst of creativity in your life. It doesn’t matter if you’re preoccupied with the prospect of having a baby, or with a new project, or you’re dealing with a shift in your life.
These dreams are your subconscious telling you that it’s time to deal with something.
If you feel warm and fuzzy after a dream of being pregnant, it might be time to usher in and welcome those changes in your life.
But if you feel confused or upset about dreams of being pregnant, it could suggest that you no longer feel that you have control in that area of your life.
You might not be able to put a stop to what’s changing in your life, but you can find a way to cope with it or even find a way to slow down the transition.
Dreams are incredibly valuable to us, especially in what they make us ask ourselves.
So, the next time that you have dreams about being pregnant, take into consideration the questions or feelings that rise to the surface.
Remember that everything in your dreams about being pregnant can mean different things about your waking life.