Understanding Nightmares and Dreams in Pregnancy

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Some women will dream of the sex of their baby or the birth and have it be crystal clear and know that this is how it will be for them. While some women will have no specific dreams and not feel like they've been given any clues about their pregnancy. Others have odd dreams, even nightmares.

The dreams that we have in pregnancy are tainted with the worries and joys of pregnancy and the changing roles of our lives. Hormones don't always help, either. Add this to a bit of insomnia, and it can really wreck your sleep.

Nightmares and Fear Dreams Can Be Common

Dreaming of harm coming to you, a member of your family or the baby is a common theme. As is losing the baby or feeling out of control in a situation with a baby. Many believe that these are just the fears of ourselves as parents coming out in dream form, while others say that they have no meaning. Either way, they can be very disheartening and have no reflection on how you will be as a parent.

Cheating and disappearing spouses, or reappearing ex-lovers can haunt some. What will your husband think of your ever-expanding belly? Will he stick around to find out? Or the reverse, you're dreaming of steamy moments with those you find attractive, even the stars of stage and screen.

Maybe work is what's foremost on your mind! Do you say or do silly things at work? Have you had dreams about your boss doing really odd things, like shaving people's forearms?

Sometimes it's hard to laugh off scary dreams or even the realistic birth dreams. Consider sharing them with someone you trust, your spouse, a friend, or someone else who is pregnant. Discussing the fears or revelations behind the dreams is often easier to do and can make you feel much better.

Partners Have Pregnancy Dreams, Too

Partners have dreams, too. Believe it or not, our weird dreams can happen to the partners in our lives too. Sometimes their dreams are related to our fears, or theirs. They may revolve around money issues, protection of the family, feeling left, out or just about anything. A shoulder to lean on is very important for them as well.

Dreams can become very troublesome when they cause you to lose sleep or have insomnia in any way. There are a few women who will need to seek professional help due to the disturbing nature of the dreams that pregnancy brings on. If you feel like your dreams are causing a problem, you should seek the advice of your practitioner.

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