When you are pregnant your dreams can become vivid and often quite extreme, it is not uncommon for them to cause anxiety, especially if they deliver negative scenes or nightmarish scenarios. I have spoken to quite a few pregnant women whose dreams have bothered them at a time when they need to be calm and relaxed. Often their nightmares are about their unborn child or about the delivery. I always start out by telling them to relax because dreams are very rarely predictive in nature and nearly always over the top with the message they do bring. Your dreams predominantly want you to work through your own problems, hang ups and fears so that you are released from them and free to make progress in other areas.
Pregnancy dream symbols can be translated in the same way as usual but consider if the dream is referring to your new role as mum, for example dreaming of pregnancy or giving birth when you are not pregnant symbolizes new beginnings, starting a new project that needs nurture and good care to bring it through too success. This type of translation will be highly appropriate for a pregnant woman as well, but rather than a project it will be the new baby that requires your devoted love, care, time and energy.
There are many reasons that your dreams can get out of control at this time:
You certainly remember your dreams easier because you are waking up more often in the night. (usually because you have a baby doing star jumps on your bladder, making you need the loo)
It is at this time in your life that you are overly sensitive and brimming with hormones, making you feel vulnerable and not in control of your life at all. You are worrying about all number of things and not necessarily talking about your fears with the people around you. This means that you will often face your fears through your dreams.
By facing nightmares you are learning to deal with the extra stress and worries that new babies often bring, in a way you are toughening up. Being a mum requires all of your inner strength and wisdom therefore it is common that your dreams or nightmares are helping to toughen you up and deal with your fears rationally. Many first time mums comment about their irrational thinking when the baby is here, they comment that they didn't know they would worry so much over silly things. No one really tells them what its like to worry over a child. Your dreams do try to prepare you a little bit.
Like young children, babies are closely connected to the spirit world and this is often what heightens your own psychic abilities during pregnancy. When your own psychic abilities are intensified like this you will experience more unusual phenomenon, you will be aware of more than you usually are and this can be confusing, your dreams are helping you toughen up to anything you ‘pick up’. Not being affected by bad dreams is a way of building up your own psychic protection.
Your fears of giving birth will be explored in your dreams but that doesn't mean that there will be problems during delivery it just means that you should work through your fears now so that you can just get on with the job when the time arrives. Consider that your subconscious is pushing forward your fears so that you bring them out into the open and talk about them. When you have talked about a fear it will diminish. Dreaming that you can’t deliver your baby is a way for you to see that you are not getting out your feelings and thoughts, you are keeping it all inside yourself. There are lots of psychological anxieties to sort through before your baby comes along and you will be fully prepared if your dreams have been busy and thought provoking during pregnancy.