Pregnancy dreams symbolize an aspect of yourself or some aspect of your personal life that is growing and developing. Being pregnant in your dream may also represent the birth of a new idea, direction, project or goal. For those who are actually pregnant, then the dreams are more about anxieties of the pregnancy.

Abortion

To dream that you have an abortion suggests that you are hindering and blocking your own growth. You may be hesitant in pursuing a new direction in your life due to fear, pressure, personal conflict or moral obligation. The dream may also be a reflection of your own real-life abortion and thus serves as  a way of healing from the trauma and working towards self-acceptance. Alternatively, this dream may also be a message for you to take care and look after your health.

To dream that someone has an abortion refers to an aspect of your relationship with this person is not growing or maturing. If you do not know this person, then the dream may be about your own personal views on abortion.

To dream that you or someone has an illegal abortion indicates that you are desperate to keep things the exact same. If the abortion results in death, then it means that your approach to a problem is all wrong.   TOP

**See The Meaning In Action: "Boiling A Rabbit"

Baby

To see a baby in your dream signifies innocence, warmth and new beginnings.  Babies symbolize something in your own inner nature that is pure, vulnerable, helpless and/or uncorrupted. If you dream that the baby is smiling at you, then it suggests that you are experiencing pure joy. You do not ask for much to make you happy. If you find a baby in your dream, then it suggests that you have acknowledged your hidden potential. If you dream that you forgot you had a baby, then it suggests that you are trying hide your own vulnerabilities; you do not want to let others know of your weaknesses. Alternatively, forgetting about a baby represents an aspect of yourself that you have abandoned or put aside due to life's changing circumstances. The dream may serve as a reminder that it is time for you to pick up that old interest, hobby, or project again.

If you dream that you are on your way to the hospital to have a baby, then it signifies your issues of dependency and your desires to be completely cared for. Perhaps you are trying to get out of some responsibility. If you are pregnant in real life, then a more direct interpretation may simply mean that you are experiencing some anxieties of making it to the hospital when the time comes. 

To dream of a crying baby symbolizes a part of yourself that is deprived of attention and needs to be nurtured. Alternatively, it represents your unfulfilled goals and a sense of lacking in your life. If you dream that a baby is neglected, then it suggests that you are not paying enough attention to yourself. You are not utilizing your full potential. Alternatively, this dream could represent your fears about your own children and your ability to protect and to provide for them. 

To dream about a starving baby represents your dependence on others. You are experiencing some deficiency in your life that needs immediate attention and gratification.

To see yourself or someone as a baby in your dream refers to your desire to be cared for and nurtured. Alternatively, the dream may mean that you or someone is behaving immaturely.

To dream that a baby is walking or dancing refers to the potential and possibilities that life has in stored for you. The future looks bright. The dream may also be a metaphor that you need to take baby steps in your relationship, toward your goal, in a work project or whatever undertaking. If you have a baby in real life, then the dream is a reflection of your hopes for that baby.

To dream of an extremely small baby symbolizes your helplessness and your fears of letting others become aware of your vulnerabilities and incompetence. You may be afraid to ask for help and as a result tend to take matters into your own hands.

To see a dead baby in your dream symbolizes the ending of something that was once a part of you.

To dream that you are dipping a baby in and out of water signifies regression. You are regressing to a time where you had no worries and responsibilities. Alternatively, such a scenario is reminisce of when the baby is in the fetus and in its comfort zone. In fact, some expectant mothers even give birth in a pool, because the environment in the water mimics the environment in the uterus. It is less traumatic for the baby as it emerges into the world. So perhaps, the dream represents your search for your own comfort zone.   TOP

Baby Bottle

To see a baby bottle in your dream represents your issues of dependency. You are relying too much on others. If you are drinking from a baby bottle, then the dream means that you need are emotionally immature. You need to grow up.   TOP

Baby Carriage

To see a baby carriage in your dream symbolizes your desire for a family or longing for a baby. If the baby carriage is empty, then it indicates sadness or an unfulfilled goal. Alternatively, it suggests that you need to cater to the needs of your own inner child.    TOP

Baby Clothes

To see baby clothes in your dream suggests that you are expressing yourself in a more subtle way. Alternatively, baby clothes represent your former ways of thinking or old habits which you have outgrown.   TOP

Baby Food

To see or feed baby food in your dream indicates that nurturance and care is needed in a waking situation. Alternatively, the dream may be a metaphor to indicate that you need to eat smaller portions of food.    

To eat or dream that you are being fed baby food indicates that you are being forced to re-learn something that you already know.    TOP

Baby Shower

To dream of a baby shower suggests that you are welcoming a new start. You are given a chance to start over again and do things differently this time around. You have a new found faith in life itself.    TOP

Babysitter

To dream that you are babysitting suggests that you need to care for the child within yourself.

To see or call for a babysitter in your dream indicates that you need to acknowledge and work on your inner child.   TOP

Birth

To dream of giving birth or see someone else giving birth suggests that you are giving birth to a new idea or project. It also represents a new attitude, fresh beginnings or a major  event. Alternatively, the dream may be calling attention to your inner child and the potential for you to grow. If you dream that you are giving birth to twins, then it represents conflicting ideas. If you give birth to quadruplets in your dream, then it implies that you are undergoing a positive transformation which is making you feel whole again. A more direct interpretation of this dream may represent your desires/ anxieties of giving birth or the anticipation for such an event to occur.

To dream that you are giving birth prematurely implies that you have revealed or turned in a project that was incomplete. You feel unready or unprepared about a new endeavor.

To dream that you are giving birth to a non-human creature signifies your overwhelming (and unfounded) fear in the health of your baby. You are overly concerned that your baby may have birth defects. This type of dream is common in expectant mothers in their second trimester. If you are not expecting, then it refers to your fear in the outcome of some decision or project. You are trying to overcome difficulties in your life and achieve inner development. 

In particular, if you dream that you are giving birth to a monster, then it implies that your inner creative energy has yet to blossom and grow into expression. You may have some hesitation in releasing this "monster" for fear that others will judge you or that they will not accept your ideals.  

To dream that the mother dies during birth represents transformation. The dream represents the ending of one thing (death) and the new beginning of another thing (birth). You may be making life changes or getting rid of your old habits and ways. 

To dream that the child dies during childbirth suggests that you are having difficulties getting pregnant. It may also reflect your anxiousness about caring for a child.    TOP

*Please see also Pregnant.

Breast Feeding

To dream that you are breast feeding or nursing symbolizes tenderness, love, nurturance, and motherly love. Good things will be at your grasp. Alternatively, the dream suggests that you need to be careful in who you confide in.

To see someone breastfeeding indicates that you are nurturing a hidden aspect of yourself.    TOP

Breast Pump

To see or use a breast pump in your dream refers to your ability to provide nurturance and give love.   TOP

Caesarian Section

To dream that you are having a caesarian section implies that you need help in order to get your idea or project off the ground. You can not do it by yourself. A more direct interpretation of this dream may represent your anxieties of having a C-section in real life.    TOP

Diaper

To see or wear a diaper in your dream symbolizes your childish or babyish attitudes/actions. You may be too dependent on others.

To dream that you are changing diapers suggests a need to clean up you behavior and change your childish ways. Perhaps you need to change your attitude and approach regarding a new idea or project.

To see dirty diapers in your dream indicate that you need to clean up the mess you have created as a result of your childishness.   TOP

Fetus

To see a fetus in your dream symbolizes a newly developing relationship or idea in your waking life. Something creative is happening. Alternatively, you may be expressing difficulties in some situation or relationship.   TOP

Gynecologist

To see a gynecologist in your dream indicates that there is something that you do not want to know. There is a situation that you are dreading. Alternatively, the dream may just represent your anxiety about seeing the gynecologist. Perhaps you are concerned about issues with fertility, cancer, venereal diseases or sex.   TOP

Infant

To see an infant in your dream represents a brand new project. It signifies possibilities and potentials.   TOP

Infertile

To dream that you are infertile represents a lack of creativity. Something in your waking life is not working out the way you want it to. The dream may also reflect your own state of infertility and the struggles to have a baby.   TOP

Labor

To dream that you are laboring suggests that your goals will take a lot of hard work to accomplish.

If you are a woman and dream that you are in labor indicates your desire to be pregnant and to start a family. To experience or feel pre-term labor pains or Braxton Hicks contractions in your dream indicate the anticipation of hard work ahead. If you are actually pregnant, then the dream serves as a rehearsal for the actual birth. The dream is trying to prepare you for labor and proper breathing.

To dream that someone goes into labor prematurely implies that you need to be better prepared for unexpected challenges that may come your way.    TOP

Lactating

To dream that you are lactating refers to your strong maternal bond and instincts. If you are leaking or squirting milk, then it implies your enthusiasm or desire to be a mother. Referred to as "letdown", the dream may also be a metaphor that someone is letting you down.    TOP

Midwife

To see or dream that you are a midwife represents your role in the birth of some new project. You are playing an important part in this project.   TOP

Miscarriage

To dream that you have a miscarriage suggests that some idea or plan did not go as expected. The dream may also serve as a warning against your continued course of action. You need to alter your path or risk losing something of significance and value to you. Alternatively, the dream indicates that you have been wronged in some way.

If you are currently pregnant, then dreams of miscarriages are common in the second trimester of pregnancy.   TOP

Pacifier

To see a pacifier in your dream represents emotional nurturance. You are expressing a desire to escape from your daily responsibilities and demands.

To dream that you are sucking on a pacifier implies that you are trying to "suck up to" someone in your waking life. It may also denote your immature attitude.   TOP

Placenta

To see a placenta in your dream symbolizes dependency and reliance on other people. It also suggests that there is something in your life that is no longer needed. You need to let go of some unnecessary burden.   TOP

Pregnant

To dream that you are pregnant symbolizes an aspect of yourself or some aspect of your personal life that is growing and developing. You may not be ready to talk about it or act on it. Being pregnant in your dream may also represent the birth of a new idea, direction, project or goal. Alternatively, if you are trying to get pregnant, then the dream may be a wish fulfillment. If you are not trying to get pregnant, but dream that you are, then it symbolizes fear of new responsibilities. 

To dream that you are pregnant with the baby dying inside of you suggests that a project you had put a lot of effort into is falling apart and slowly deteriorating. Nothing is working out the way you had anticipated. 

To dream that someone else is pregnant indicates that you are experiencing a closer connection to this person.

To dream that your girlfriend or significant other is pregnant with someone else's baby implies that your significant other is moving toward a different direction than you envisioned. The two of you no longer share common goals.

If you are really pregnant and have this dream, then it represents your anxieties about the pregnancy. If you are in your first  trimester of pregnancy, then your dreams tend to be about tiny creatures, fuzzy animals, flowers, fruit and water. In the second trimester, dreams will reflect anxieties about being a good mother and concerns about possible complications with the birth. Dreams of giving birth to a non-human baby are also common during this period of the pregnancy. Finally, in the third trimester, dreams consists of your own mother. As your body changes and grows, dreams of whales, elephants and dinosaurs and other larger animals may also start appearing at this stage of pregnancy.

If you are pregnant and dream of the gender of the baby, then the dream reflects your waking preoccupation with the gender of the baby. It is normal to wonder whether you are having a boy or a girl. In fact, when others find out that you are pregnant, they often ask if you are having a boy or a girl. There is no evidence that dreams can "tell" you the sex of the baby.    TOP

See The Meaning In Action: "Pregnant Mother"

Pregnancy Test

To dream that you are taking a pregnancy test indicates that you are entering a new phase in your life (a new job, relationship, etc.) You feel that you are being put to the test as to whether you are prepared or ready for these changes.  Alternatively, this dream may be literal in meaning and address your anxieties/fears of getting pregnant.     TOP

Reproductive System

To see or dream about the reproductive system refers to the early stage of a new project  or new relationship in your life. It symbolizes creation, imagination and new ideas. A more direct interpretation may just mean that you want to be pregnant or are anxious about an existing pregnancy.    TOP

Sonogram

To see or dream that you are getting a sonogram signifies a new and developing phase in your life. Perhaps you are starting a new relationship, switching jobs or relocating. The dream may also reflect your actual concerns about a pregnancy or your desires to have children.   TOP

Stillborn

To dream of a stillborn denotes your lost of trust in someone or something. It may also refer to loss innocence. Alternatively, a stillborn indicates a sudden or unexpected end to something.   TOP

Ultrasound

To dream that you are getting an ultrasound signifies a new and developing phase in your life. Perhaps you are starting a new relationship, switching jobs or relocating. The dream may also reflect your actual concerns about a pregnancy or your desires to have children.   TOP

Umbilical Cord

To see an umbilical cord in your dream represents your lack of individuality. You may be expressing some anxiety about being on your own and supporting yourself. Alternatively, an umbilical cord symbolizes your maternal ties. Perhaps you are too emotionally bonded to your mother.

To dream that you are cutting an umbilical cord indicates that you need to be self-sufficient and stand on your own two feet. It is time to pull yourself back up and get back into the swing of things.    TOP

Wet Nurse

To see or have a wet nurse in your dream refers to your inability to provide for your family. You are feeling inadequate. 

To dream that you are a wet nurse suggests that you need to be careful in who you trust and who you confide in.   TOP