What does it mean when you dream you are pregnant or having a baby?

Dreaming about being pregnant or having a baby is common, but the most important thing to understanding what these dreams mean is remembering how you feel when you wake up.

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  • Many women have dreams about expecting a baby, or have dreams where they are the happy mother of three darling little babes, though they aren't in real life. Dreaming about babies or being pregnant may happen for one of these reasons:

  • A yearning

  • Maybe you consciously (or subconsciously) want a baby but you're too scared of the responsibility. Or perhaps you had a miscarriage and still have a frustrated desire to be a mom. Somewhere in your mind, your whole being yearns to be a mother.

  • Someone close to you is expecting a baby or just gave birth

  • Maybe it's a coworker or a close friend. Maybe it's even your sister. Sometimes when someone close to you is expecting, something just clicks in your own brain. Sometimes these dreams come when you're married and finished with school and there is pressure to become pregnant. Maybe these thoughts come when you know it's more responsible to wait to have children. Whatever the case, these thoughts can certainly seep into your dreaming world.

  • If you and your parter are wanting to have a child, dreams like this are completely normal; there's really no hidden message behind dreaming you're finally pregnant. If this isn't the case, it's time to be honest with yourself and discover what you want. Maybe you are feeling pressured by those around you to have children, or you are putting the pressure on yourself.

  • You are sad

  • If these dreams make you sad, this could mean you are going through something that makes you feel nostalgic for your family or your childhood. Dreams of being a mother or being pregnant may be preparing you to face an era of loneliness, a broken relationship or another loss.

  • You're happy

  • If you're happy when you wake up from one of these dreams, that's an important sign. If you also feel peace, tranquility, optimism or joy, then there are good things coming. Maybe your "baby dreams" mean you'll have positive changes in your life. The child could represent innocence, happiness and purity. Face your challenges with courage that you'll grow to find beautiful new adventures.

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  • When you have these dreams, be observant, stay calm and listen to your mind. Your intuition often senses what areas of your life may be off. When you know what needs to change, take control of your life. Do not forget that you have that power.

  • This article has been adapted and translated from the original "¿Qué significa en REALIDAD soñar con que estás embarazada o que tienes un bebé?" on familias.com.

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