What Does It Mean If You Dream that You're Pregnant?

When you dream that you're pregnant, it usually has to do with emotional situations or personal evolution. Of course, they can also be a manifestation of a woman's desire to become a mother.
What Does It Mean If You Dream that You're Pregnant?

Last update: 28 April, 2019

When women dream that they’re pregnant, this can mean a number of things. The interpretation will depend directly on the specific details of the dream.

Therefore, it’s important to make an effort to remember the dream as soon as you wake up. However, sometimes this can be a challenge.

In ancient times, people believed that having this type of dream meant that a pregnancy would soon take place. However, their predictions didn’t always come true.

With the passing of time, this esoteric belief was discarded and people began to depend more on science and psychology. However, it was still difficult for some to tell the difference between reality and the world created by dreams.

Dreams undergo displacements towards other representations that have nothing to do strictly speaking with the illustrations that appear in them. Nor do they necessarily personify some emotional burden.

On occasion, they can be impossible for people to understand until they really dig deep into their content and meaning.

Now, interpreting a dream correctly may be impossible because people can’t always remember certain details. In the same way, they lose track of the sequence of images, especially when the chain of associations is very extensive.

Some psychologists have cataloged dreams as simple unconscious expressions of the brain. However, over the course of history, important interpretations have been attributed to the sequences of images that appear in dreams. This has led to an increased interest in the study of this mysterious field.

What Does It Mean If You Dream that You're Pregnant?

How do dreams come to be?

Most dreams appear during the sleep phase known as rapid eye movement (REM). This occurs with inactive eyelids. In this phase, a person can wake up very easily, since sleep is more superficial. This is one of the 5 sleep phases that have been studied and recognized.

In the cell networks that are located in the cerebral cortex, defective connections can occur. This is especially true in young people. These faulty connections result in false associations or, in other words, fantasies.

They also tend to evoke the same associations over and over again – like obsessions. They may also simply produce inappropriate responses to an incoming signal, which results in hallucinations.

In this sense, since the cortex is isolated from its normal input and output, a nerve center sends random impulses to verify and eliminate all of the erroneous connections .

This elimination is what is responsible for dreams. In general, these dreams tend to fade or disappear from our memory during the following day. This is true, of course, as long as we don’t make a deliberate registry of the details we remember.

Although we all tend to look for some sort of meaning to our dreams, as stated above, dreaming is an involuntary process within the cerebral cortex of humans and other mammals.

“Those who dream by day are cognisant of many things which escape those who only dream by night”
—Edgar Allan Poe—

Possible reasons why you may dream that you’re pregnant

Without a doubt, you dream more often about having a child than your partner does. That doesn’t necessarily mean that you or someone close to you is pregnant or about to be.

Today, different interpretations are attributed to this type of dream that have nothing at all to do with maternity.

If you dream that you’re pregnant, it can represent some aspect of your life that’s sprouting and bearing fruit within you – for example, some project or goal that you want to reach.

At the same time, these dreams can also have to do with just the opposite. For example, they may represent denial, frustration or fear about some responsibility you need to assume in the near future.

Dreaming that you’re pregnant can also have to with a certain insecurity that you’re experiencing regarding your partner.

An accumulation of factors that affect a relationship can unconsciously make women think that motherhood would be the solution. This unconscious desire manifests itself as they sleep.

What Does It Mean If You Dream that You're Pregnant?

Don’t overestimate the importance of your dreams

At some point in your life you may have the mental desire to be a mother and your unconscious causes you to dream that you are pregnant.

In this case, your dream doesn’t have any deeper meaning – it’s just a manifest of your mental focus. Sometimes, bits of your daily experiences and intense thoughts remain concentrated in the cerebral cortex, producing hypnosis and dreams.

We must remember that dreams are no more than natural responses in our brains. We all experience them, whether we remember them or not. They can be the result of multiple factors in our daily lives and represent something different in each individual.

However, in order to know the exact origin or purpose of a dream, you’ll need to dig deeper into the broad array of scientific explanations. This is hard to do without the help of a professional.


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