Dreaming about being pregnant is a common occurrence among women. It may surprise you to know, though, that dreams about being pregnant often don’t have a thing to do with you actually having a bun in the oven; you can breathe a sigh of relief here if you aren’t ready to have kids!
Dreams about pregnancy can also mean dreaming about someone you know being pregnant. In fact, men can even have these dreams!
If this is a recurring event at night and you want to know what it means, then check out our article below for an explanation of the reasons why you may be having these dreams.
What Does it Mean When You Dream About Being Pregnant?
Now, the pregnancy dreams can be your subconscious telling you that a bun is in the oven. If you have noticed other signs in yourself, such as missed periods, nausea, fatigue, or tender and swollen breasts, then it may be time to take a pregnancy test.
Or, perhaps, you are realizing your desire or readiness to have children, and this is your minds way of saying YES!
Otherwise, dreams of being pregnant have multiple meanings, all of which have nothing to with you actually being on your way to motherhood.
Largely, pregnancy dreams are about creation. At its heart, pregnancy is an act of creation (the ultimate act of creation, really) and thus it can be a common topic to dream about for creative people.
Artists, content creators, developers, writers, and producers may experience these kinds of dreams while preparing their latest project. Nurturing an idea or project until it can be ‘birthed’ into the world definitely fits the theme of pregnancy.
If you are a creative person that is burning with a new idea, your dreams may be responding to this flood of activity.
Alternatively, other projects involving creation that can cause these dreams are renovation projects, decorating a new space, and embarking on a journey of self-discovery.
People have forgotten goals rattling around in their heads, and sometimes dreams about pregnancy is your mind reminding you of these goals you once had.
Again, this interpretation relates back to the idea of nurturing and creation. Once, perhaps you had a goal that meant a great deal to you and, for whatever reason, you have had to let it go. Or, equally, you may have forgotten about this goal.
Dreams about pregnancy can be a subconscious response to your old desire to meet a goal.
These goals, too, can be small-scale, such as to eat healthier or read more, and large-scale, such as pursuing a dream career or buying a new car.
If you have unrealized goals, perhaps it is time to start working towards them?
Growth and Change
Pregnancy is literally the act of growing something, and it is impossible not to accept the idea that there will be great changes to one’s life during and after the pregnancy.
Thus, dreams of this nature can indicate that you are experiencing personal growth, an idea you have nurtured is growing, or you are experiencing or preparing for, changes in your life.
Moving to a different city or beginning a new job can inspire such dreams, as can any major changes in your life that will disrupt the way things once were.
On a less happy strain, if your dreams about pregnancy involve health problems or miscarriage, then this could represent a fear of loss – either of someone, something, or a real-life pregnancy.
Loss can also refer to situations spiralling out of your control and falling apart. Anxieties often appear in our dreams in strange ways. It is important to note these dreams, or nightmares, down in a journal so that they can be analyzed.
Dreams About Others Being Pregnant
Dreams about pregnancy aren’t always about you being pregnant. These dreams can occur in men and women if having kids is something you are discussing or preparing for – a lot of the real world bleeds into your dreams!
This dream interpretation can also mean that you are ready to start having the “kids conversation” with your partner, especially if you felt excited and peaceful during the dream.
Dreaming about people being pregnant can mean also that your relationship with the person in question is growing and developing, perhaps in unexpected ways.
Finally, dreams about a specific person being pregnant can mean that a need or repressed emotion this person has been hiding is coming to the surface. Whether you consciously noticed this in them or not, your dreams are revealing to you that a person you care deeply for is experiencing strife.
Surely you are wondering just what does it mean when you dream about being pregnant?
Hopefully, this article has explained the main interpretations of your dreams and you can now rest easy knowing what your subconscious mind is trying to tell you.
Do you have dreams about being pregnant? What do you think they mean?