What Does It Mean When You Dream About Being Pregnant?

Last Updated on March 31, 2020 by Sloane Marie

Having a dream about being pregnant can be disconcerting at first. If you do not want to be pregnant, you can be worried that it is a sign that it will soon happen whether you want it to or not. If you do want to be pregnant, the dream is a taunting reminder of what you want and do not have yet. After having a dream about being pregnant, many people wonder what the dream means. Does it mean that you will actually become pregnant in the near future?

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What Does It Mean When You Dream About Being Pregnant?

This dream most likely relates to your subconscious mind and not an upcoming pregnancy. There is an old wives’ tale that dreaming about being pregnant means that you will soon become pregnant, but this is just a superstition. If you are trying to conceive, it is always a possibility though.

This dream is said to represent creativity and transformation. Pregnancy is one of the ultimate forms of transformation. By giving birth, you are creating a new life and your life will change forever. It also shows a creative side to your nature. You may be working on a new project or artistic artwork.

Pregnancy dreams are said to be especially common if you have goals that you want in life, but are not fulfilling yet. For example, someone who wants a career change and is stuck at a dead-end job may dream about being pregnant. In this case, the dream shows a desire to incubate your goals and ultimately act on them. If this is the case, taking steps toward achieving your desire will get the dreams to go away.

Specific Meanings Behind Dreams About Becoming Pregnant

The exact circumstances in the dream about being pregnant can tell you more about what it means. By analyzing what happens in the dream, you can gain a better interpretation of it.

1. Labor

If you dream that you are going into labor, it shows that you have a lot of work ahead of you if you want to accomplish your goals. It may also show a desire to have a family or get pregnant. If you are currently pregnant, then your subconscious mind may be trying to get you ready for the actual birth. Dreaming about premature labor shows that you need to make sure that you are prepared for the hard work and unexpected challenges that are about to head your way.

2. Abortion

When you dream that you are having an abortion, it generally does not have a good meaning. It shows that you want to take a new path in life, but pressure, obligations or fear are holding you back. Something is stopping your personal, professional or spiritual growth. If someone else has the abortion in the dream, it may show that you feel like your relationship with them is not helpful to you and you want to end it. If you have actually had an abortion, then the dream may merely be your mind’s way of working through the trauma and healing.

3. Dreams That the Baby Dies Inside of You

If you have this traumatic dream, it shows that things are not going well in your waking life. It indicates that some project or goal that you have worked on a lot is starting to fall apart. Things are not going according to your plan, and you feel upset about it.

4. A Dream That Someone Else Is Pregnant

This dream is generally quite positive. It shows that you have a closer connection to that person and your relationship is starting to grow with them. If you dream that your girlfriend, wife or partner is pregnant with another man’s baby, it shows that your goals are starting to diverge. In real life, it may feel like you are moving in different directions and want different things.

5. Miscarriage

Having a miscarriage in your dream may be a warning about something you are doing in your waking life. It may be a reminder from your subconscious mind that you need to change something or you will lose something that you value. A miscarriage may also show that some of your plans and goals are not going the way that you would like. In some cases, this dream can also mean that you feel as if you were wronged.

6. Birth

When your dream about being pregnant involves giving birth, it shows that a new project, fresh beginnings or new event is about to begin in your life. It may sometimes reflect the need for your inner child to grow and develop. In some cases, it also shows a desire or anxiety about the coming event or change.

When you give birth to twins, it shows that your ideas are in conflict. Meanwhile, premature birth shows that a project or something you have worked on is incomplete and you feel unprepared. When you give birth to a monster, it shows that your inner creativity still needs to blossom for you to express yourself. The monster appears because you are afraid that other people will not accept all of your ideas.

If you give birth to a non-human, non-monster, it shows that you are worried about the health of your baby. This type of dream is quite common among expecting mothers. If you are not pregnant, then it may show that you are afraid of how a project or decision will work out.

If the child died during birth, it may show an anxiousness to be a mother or problems getting pregnant. If you dream that the mother dies, it shows transformation. One person (the mother) dies to wake for a new beginning as a mother and child.

7. Breast Feeding

If your dream about being pregnant involves breastfeeding, it shows a nurturing side, maternal care and love. It shows that good things are headed your way. In negative instances, it may mean that you should be careful about the people whom you choose to trust. If you see someone else breastfeeding in your dreams, it shows that you are trying to nurture and develop a hidden side of yourself.

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