Dreams During Pregnancy
- 9 Months ago
A dream is a small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens to that primeval cosmic night that was soul long before there was conscious ego and will be soul far beyond what a conscious ego could ever reach.
Unconscious fears and anxieties can take the form of dreams during pregnancy. During pregnancy, you may find that you are much more vulnerable to certain fears and concerns. For example, pregnant women are often more anxious about the possibility of bodily harm. Situations you ordinarily take for granted, such as driving in a car or engaging in sports, may provoke some anxiety. These anxieties may surface in your dreams. Dreams may be realistic representations of your fears, or they may take the form of surrealistic nightmares. Dreaming about your worries is normal and may help you to deal with them during the day. Be reassured that dreams do not represent life as it is-or as it will be once the baby is born.
A progression of themes may occur in your dreams throughout your pregnancy. Dreams about pregnancy and babies often begin in the first trimester. Uncertainties about your new role as a mother may surface in dreams about your inability to care properly for your baby. Such dreams are normal.
Pregnant women often dream of being trapped, and in many ways this is a direct representation of fears and concerns about the future. Especially if you have worked outside the home, you may be frightened about, how having a baby will impact your ability to continue your outside interests.
Many mothers-to-be dream about having a child of one gender or the other. These dreams may reflect your preference for a child of a particular gender.
Another common theme in dreams is looking for a child or having lost a child. These dreams usually occur toward the end of pregnancy, when you begin to anticipate the delivery of your child. They may reflect your concerns about the health of your baby. And, in a sense, a loss is about to occur -- when you give birth and cut the umbilical cord.
Assault is another theme that may occur in your dreams about pregnancy, reflecting your worries that if you were to be assaulted or injured, the consequences might harm your baby, as well as you. Also, as pregnancy continues and your body enlarges, you may worry that you will not be able to react quickly in a dangerous situation.
Perhaps another anxiety about assault that a pregnant woman has to deal with is the loss of control over her body. Clearly, you are not in control of your body's changes during pregnancy. Especially for the first-time mother, these dreams about assault may reflect your fears about what labor and delivery will be like. Then, too, the dreams may reflect your feelings about the little stranger that is within your body.
Remember, having these frightening dreams is normal and should not worry you. In fact, because of the love you feel for the baby inside you, your concerns about his or her fragility, as reflected in your dreams, are not at all unusual.
Dreams are windows to our deepest subconscious. They can neither be avoided nor be ignored. Some people may interpret them as well, but it may not be applicable to all. If your dreams disturb you, talk to someone close. Or write them in a book or diary which will bring relaxation. And finally, not to miss this.. SEEK HELP.
Have a Happy Pregnancy !!