Dreams About Cheating During Pregnancy

Dreams of a cheating spouse are common in pregnancy.

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Pregnancy dreams are known for being a bit odd. Dreams of cheating on your partner are completely normal in pregnancy and typically do not mean anything. In fact, during pregnancy, some women dream about seemingly silly things, while others dream out their worries, like leaving the baby in a strange or dangerous place. Other women dream about cheating—both about cheating on their partner and being cheated on.

A cheating dream is not an uncommon dream to have in pregnancy, though it can be really disheartening to wake up so disoriented.

There can be an uncomfortable bit of adjustment to reality as you wake up and wonder if it really happened. 

Types of Cheating Dreams

If you are dreaming about cheating, don't shy away from thinking about the dream and the various details in it.

You Cheated With Your Ex

If you dreamed you cheated on your partner with an ex-boyfriend, don't panic. This type of dream can often be a look into your past, as in "What would my life be like if I'd had kids with..." This doesn't mean that you have a secret desire to cheat on your partner with your ex.

You Hooked up With a Celebrity

Many people have dreams about celebrities, simply because they are well-known and often attractive people. You may also consider them to be "safe" in that you don't run the risk of actually sleeping with Brad Pitt. 

Your Partner Cheated in Your Dream

Dreams in which your partner cheats on you can be a bit trickier to think about. Sometimes these dreams are brought on by fear of the unknown. Often pregnant women are worried about body changes or changes in their relationship. Rest assured, a dream is not necessarily a sign that you are being cheated on.

Remind yourself that it was a dream and is not based on reality. Then give it no more thought at all. That is a perfectly acceptable way to cope with these disturbing dreams.

What Do Cheating Dreams Mean?

No matter who you are dreaming about, it can leave you wondering what the heck is up.

Research shows that pregnant women tend to have disturbing dreams. This is largely due to the way our brains work through emotional concerns while we sleep.

The number of dreams of this nature tends to increase the further along in the pregnancy. It can help to talk to your partner about these dreams. Tell them what is concerning to you. There is nothing to be embarrassed about. In fact, sharing worries can often help you feel better about the issue.

If you find these dreams are stressing you out, you can try to change your thoughts before going to bed. Some people find that using relaxation and imagery techniques can help them to control or at least direct the content from their dreams.

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