There are many reasons you have the dreams you do, as many times your dreams represent your subconscious mind sending you important messages that you need through symbolism to apply in your waking life. Other times, you will dream about your deceased loved ones and pets visiting you. Sometimes your past life memories surface in your dreams, and you can also have prophetic dreams.
Some dreams are terrifying, and others are confusing. One common dream that many people have is pregnancy. And those thinking of starting a family would have pregnancy dreams for apparent reasons. You do often dream about things that are on your mind too. However, what if you are not planning a family, are not interested in having children, or are post-menopausal and dream about pregnancy? What could that mean? And what does it mean to give birth to animals or aliens in your dreams? Let’s go over the main reasons for pregnancy-related dreams that have nothing to do with physically being pregnant.
The One Common Theme In Pregnancy-Related Dreams
If you are trying to get pregnant or are pregnant, it is understandable to have a pregnancy dream. But more times than not, pregnancy dreams rarely have to do with a pregnancy. In most cases, those dreams represent something you are creating or something in development affecting your life. For example, if you are writing a manuscript and looking for editors and publishers, it would be easy to see why you would have a pregnancy-related dream. That is something you are creating, and you are planning for “its birth.”
And depending on when you are in your pregnancy in the dream, it can represent something that will change for you. For example, if you finally landed the job of your dreams and you are getting ready to transfer there from your other job, it would be understandable that you would have a pregnancy-related dream because that job for you has been in development and is waiting for you. So, let’s review some common meanings of pregnancy dreams and the stages of pregnancy.
Dreaming About Conception Taking Place
If you dream you have pregnancy symptoms and decide to pee on the stick, and it shows positive, then you would learn in your dream that you are pregnant. And you may be upset about it because you may see yourself as not in a position to be pregnant as your real-life situations would come into your dream, such as you heavily focusing on your career.
However, you can relax. If you have a dream about learning about you getting pregnant, it means that there is something that is starting to develop for you. You may be generating ideas for a project or a book or looking to build something else. It can be a sign that you are brainstorming. It is a sign the right idea will come to you, and you will begin building. Or, you may be thrown into a work-related project you will be responsible for developing.
Dreaming About Pregnancy Sickness
If you are dreaming about your head over the toilet and being sick because you are pregnant, again, that is not a prophetic dream that you will be pregnant. If something in your life is developing or you are creating something, and you feel uneasy about it, then it is unsurprising that you would dream about pregnancy sickness. Having doubts and worries about something you are creating or developing in your life is natural. For example, if you are writing a book, you may fear that no one will be interested in buying it, or editors may always reject it. That would explain feeling sick in the dream related to pregnancy.
Dreaming About The Third Trimester
If you dream you are in the third trimester, it means that you are approaching the end of your creative or innovative project or something you are working on and looking forward to the finished product. It is no different from you looking forward to having the baby if you were in the third trimester of pregnancy. You want to see how the finished product will appear and how well it does. Therefore, there would likely be excitement in your dream. But if you are dreaming you are in the third trimester, and there is a feeling of dread, then you are worried about how it will turn out and its potential success.
Dreaming About Being Pregnant With Multiples
Did you have a dream about having twins or triplets? Don’t worry. That is unlikely prophetic too. You probably have several things at once in development that you are focusing on. For example, you may be working on a manuscript while looking for a job, or you may be looking for a job while looking for a new home. How you feel in the dream indicates how you think about juggling so much. If you feel excited about the plan, you feel the same about the prospect of those things you work on coming to fruition. If you are anxious during that dream, you may worry about how you can balance the things in development in your waking life.
Dreaming About Going Into Labor
When you dream about going into labor, that means you are ready to present whatever it is that you are creating. For example, you await the big publishing date if your manuscript is edited and set up. However, you will want to pay attention to how you feel while you are in labor in your dream. If you are in physical pain, as is expected with labor, then that is a sign that your new creation may emotionally drain you initially. Let’s go to the manuscript example. You may initially deal with frustration due to the lack of interest when you market your book, or you may get backlash from those who disagree with your writing. That will cause you emotional pain.
However, if you dream about being in labor and are not in pain, then you are confident that you can handle any bumpy beginnings of the new project you are launching. For example, you are aware that you may not make many sales right after you publish your book, or you may fully expect to get some backlash and are confident that you can handle it. You prepared yourself for it.
Dreaming About Giving Birth To An Alien
If you dream about giving birth to an alien, it means you are preparing yourself that your new creation will feel foreign to you. It is a message that you must familiarize yourself with the unique situation you are embarking on. For instance, if you are a first-time author and publishing your first book, you must familiarize yourself with how to market yourself as an author and join some groups for authors. It is essential to research how to become familiar with the new world you are entering.
Dreaming About Giving Birth To An Animal
It can have various meanings if you dream about giving birth to an animal. If you dream about giving birth to puppies or kittens, you will see that the new project or development you are embarking on is harmless, and you may find aspects of it cute. The same would apply if you were to give birth to stuffed animals. However, suppose you give birth to a wild animal like a lion or a zebra. In that case, there is something about the new development you are involved with that is frightening and overwhelming you, and you will want to examine what scares you about it.
Dreaming About Giving Birth To An Inanimate Object
The biggest thing about this type of dream is that it depends on what kind of inanimate object you dream of giving birth to. That inanimate object may represent something you need to do before launching a project or finishing a development. For example, if you dream about giving birth to a toothbrush or a cleaning product, then it is a sign you need to do some cleaning up, such as editing, before launching something. If you dream about giving birth to a prized possession that you have, or precious jewelry, or gold or silver, then that is a sign that your development has the potential to become highly successful and your prized possession. If you dream about giving birth to garbage, that is a sign that your heart may not be in this new development, and you fear you may toss it away at some point. The type of object determines your thoughts about this new development.
As you can see, pregnancy dreams rarely mean being physically pregnant unless you are attempting to conceive or you are pregnant. If babies are on your mind a lot, then it would be understandable that you would have a pregnancy dream. However, the majority of the time, pregnancy dreams are about you creating something meaningful, whether it is writing a book, launching a course, or building a business, and the list goes on. It can represent something you are developing too, such as job-hunting or looking for a new home. Therefore, if you dream about pregnancy or giving birth and are not in a position to have kids, physically or emotionally, it is not prophetic. Look at the life you are living and the creations you have.