The spiritual meaning of pregnancy in your dreams is highly symbolic. If you dreamed last night that you were seduced by a Pop-tart on a game show (be honest), then it might unnerve you to learn that our dreams are reflexive of our deeper subconscious. However, if you are not pregnant and have no hankering to be so, dreaming of another human growing inside you is understandably alarming. Most of the time pregnancy dreams have nothing to do with a desire or lack of desire to become pregnant.
As it turns out, pregnancy dreams happen to everyone. Just consider the possibility that the eighty-seven-year-old monk standing next to you on the subway had such a dream. Why, because both men and women report pregnancy dreams, including people of all ages and sexual statuses. Surprisingly, more people report pregnancy and fertility dreams than anything else. The dreams that torment many of us like with the fear of falling or being inappropriately naked are in comparison less frequent.
Sex dreams are actually the least common. According to an article from 2014 byThe New York Daily News, data compiled byDreamsCloud ( a site that indexes and interprets people’s dreams across the world) said that New Yorkers dreamed about doing the nasty 20% more than Floridians. Interestingly, New Yorkers are more likely to have dreams about their teeth falling out. Read our article on this subject. Trust us, it is more common than you would think.
See below for some possible insights into the spiritual meaning of pregnancy in your dreams.
Creativity is the Nucleus of the Spiritual Meaning of Your Pregnancy Dreams
The idea of giving birth could represent a desire to give birth to new ideas or projects. Literally, your dreams could signify the creation of a new life form. Pregnancy dreams are insightful vehicles into our creative visions. Perhaps you have been grappling with an idea IRL. Our dreams our useful tools for the subconscious to work through and solve some of the issues that are plaguing our waking lives.
Many inventions and works of art were labors of dreams. For example, the song “Yesterday” by The Beatles’ Paul McCartney and Einstein’s theory of relativity, were inventions yielded through a productive REM sesh. The Stephenie Meyer novel Twilight was birthed after an imagined torrid conversation between human and vampire lovers, Edward Cullen and Bella Swan.
If you are experiencing pregnancy dreams consider investing time in a creative project or hobby that has been on your mind. Experts opine that these types of dreams could indicate that an individual has some disowned passions. Perhaps, you are a lawyer with a sixty-hour work week with little time for your side passions. Your dream is giving you license to maybe start that home renovation project or finish that novel. “Taking me” time is better for us all in the long run. We say do you girl.
Your Pregnancy Dream Indicates New Life
Your pregnancy dreams could signify positive changes to come to you in your personal life. An improvement might be in the works such as a new relationship on the horizon or a career opportunity. Perhaps, you are in the process of looking for a new house or an apartment. Your dreams could be telling you that you have a strong sense things are working in your favor.
With new things brewing in your life, it is likely that you could be experiencing some anxiety. Your dreams could be manifestations of your fears about entering a new phase of your life. As people, we are designed to evolve spiritually, mentally, and physically. It is also possible that your dreams are reminding you to work through some of the issues that have been gestating within you (like a gestating fetus). Our dreams have a way of bringing to surface the things in our lives that need to come full-term.
Things You Can Do
Keeping a dream journal is highly encouraged by dream interpreters. To help determine the spiritual meaning of your dreams, it can be helpful to log your dreams and how often certain dreams occur. By definition, a lucid dream is one in which the sleeper is conscious that they are dreaming.
As we have established, dreams are a way to access the part of our mind that has been neglected or underutilized. Keeping a journal will reveal sources for creativity or perhaps mental blocks. The key to successful dream journaling according to Medium is to make an effort to remember your dreams and to journal daily. Also, jotting down your thoughts three hours upon waking helps.
Overall, dreams have a positive impact on our lives. There is evidence that dreams can help elevate depression. And contrary to popular belief, having lucid dreams does not interfere with the dream architecture, nor does it negatively impact how well you sleep. On average, people dream two hours a night and vivid dreams occur in the REM sleep cycle. So in the words of Aerosmith,” Dream On.”