Meeting Your Unborn Baby In A Dream...and more!
Spiritual Dreams During Pregnancy:
Was a dream your first clue that you were pregnant?
Have you ever dreamed about the appearance, health, personality, or gender of your unborn baby?
Do you feel as if you've actually met your unborn baby... in a dream?
Dreams are often thought of as being nothing more than the product of an overactive imagination.
Yet are they?
Those who've had prophetic dreams, or dreams containing important information or messages, know there is more to dreams than just one's overactive imagination. Dreams can give us all kinds of information to help us in our day-to-day lives. They can help us solve problems. They can provide us with insight. They can show us new ways of doing something. We can even work off karma in our dreams! (That sure beats always having to work off karma in the physical world!) For those who study their dreams, dreams can be wonderful guides and tools, bringing much insight and benefit for the dreamer.
Pregnancy And Spiritual Dreams
Our dreams before or during pregnancy can give us information about our babies or pregnancies, such as letting us know we are pregnant, or providing us with information about the baby's gender, name, appearance, or personality. Spiritual pregnancy dreams can give us guidance in solving our problems and help us make good decisions about our pregnancies and babies. Dreams can bring certain matters to our attention before they escalate into bigger issues, warning us, perhaps, of complications that might arise in our pregnancies if we don't make some changes to our diets, behaviors, etc. Sometimes dreams help prepare us emotionally for various health issues or pregnancy-related complications we will be having. Pregnancy dreams can help us conquer our fears of being pregnant, of labor and delivery, of raising a child, or of anything else! Our pregnancy dreams may even allow us an opportunity to meet our new baby-to-be before his or her birth!
Certainly dreams are more than just our imaginations gone wild!
Dreams of Being Pregnant
I dreamed I was pregnant. Does this mean I'm really pregnant?
Many women do first learn about their pregnancy from a dream. In fact, 57% of the 61 women who filled out our initial pregnancy survey dreamed about being pregnant very early in their pregnancies, before taking a pregnancy test.
Yet not every pregnancy dream indicates a need to schedule a doctor's appointment! Dreaming of being pregnant can be symbolic of other things, too. It may mean, for example, that the dreamer is about to embark on a new adventure of some sort in her daily life. Maybe she's about to get a new job or a promotion at work, or maybe she's about to come up with ("give birth to") some fabulous idea that will make a real difference in her life or the lives of others. Dreaming of being pregnant may indicate an actual pregnancy or some other type of change occurring in the life of the dreamer.
Prophetic Pregnancy Dreams
How can I tell if this is a prophetic pregnancy dream or not?
What does your intuition tell you? Often, prophetic dreams come along with a strong inner feeling of the dream being true. You may wake up with the feeling of having been forewarned, prepared, or alerted to some news. Or the dream may just simply feel true to you. If you are unsure as to if your pregnancy dream is prophetic or not, you can ask God for some confirmation in the form of a spiritual sign or another dream, if you'd like. You can also be on the lookout for further clues in your day-to-day life.
Have A Pregnancy Dream Or Other Spiritual Experience to Share?
If you've had a pregnancy dream (or any other spiritual pregnancy experience) you'd like to share for the book I'm writing about women's spiritual pregnancy experiences, I'd love to hear about it!
You may send me your story by clicking on the Fan Mail link in my profile. Then click on "Send Janiece Tobey an email."
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If I decide to use your story in my book, I'll email you with any further questions I might have, including asking you whether or not you'd like your story to include your first name and location.
Dreams of Baby's Gender
I dreamed about my baby's gender last night. Can I rely on this information and start painting the nursery pink (or blue)?
Many women do have dreams that indicate the baby's gender. Of the 61 women completing our first pregnancy survey, 36 of them (59%) reported having a dream about the baby's gender.
How accurate are women's pregnancy dreams regarding the baby's gender? In a different study published in the September 1999 issue of "Birth," pregnant women who had not found out the gender of their baby via an ultrasound were asked to guess what their unborn baby's gender would be. Of those who were relying on a pregnancy dream for guidance to the question and who also had over 12 years of education, 100% were correct in their guesses. (Granted, this was a very small sample size. Only eight women in their study fit in this category of having over 12 years of education and of relying on a pregnancy dream to predict their baby's gender.) Women with over 12 years of education who were relying on an inner feeling to predict the gender of their baby were accurate 76% of the time. Women with more than a high school education relying on other things besides dreams or inner feelings to help them predict the gender of their babies, as well as women with less than a high school education no matter what they were using to make their predictions, were less likely to be accurate in their guesses.
As mentioned in the question about prophetic dreams above, intuition coupled with one or more dreams provides more assurance than either alone. Catherine's story (located on my "Dreaming About Your Baby's Gender" webpage) is an example of this. She not only dreamed about the gender of her first two babies, but also strongly sensed what their gender would be. She was right in each case.
Although the majority of the women I've spoken with gave birth to the same sex baby that they dreamed of, I wouldn't suggest using only the information gained in a dream to paint the baby's nursery, unless you don't mind possibly having to repaint it after the baby's birth! We have heard a few responses of mothers who's babies ended up being the opposite gender from what they dreamed they would be. Interestingly, a few mothers have even reported to us that they dreamed in one pregnancy of a baby they actually had following a subsequent pregnancy.
Also, it appears that in some cases a mother-to-be so strongly wants a baby of a particular gender that it can cloud the accuracy or clarity of her dreams. Terri, for example, already had a boy from a previous pregnancy and was really hoping for a girl from her second pregnancy. During this second pregnancy she had an interesting dream about her unborn baby's gender. In the dream, she and her husband repeatedly told each other quite firmly and with conviction that their second baby would be a boy. Terri emphasized to me how sure she and her husband were in the dream that their second baby would be a boy. Yet, during the same dream, Terri went into labor. The baby of her dreams turned out to be a girl. A few months later, when Terri actually went into labor and delivered, she gave birth to a boy. Perhaps Terri's dream reflected that even though her "dream baby" - the baby she was hoping for - was a girl, she and her husband would in fact be having a boy, as the beginning of the dream had emphasized.
Therefore it's important for those wishing to gather real information about their unborn babies to remain as neutral as possible as to what that information will be. If you are strongly preferring one gender over the other, you may dream about the baby you are hoping for rather than the one you are actually having. Asking God for some confirmation about your dream in the form of a sign, and also relying on your inner senses rather than your desires, may be helpful.
Quick and Easy Pregnancy Dreams Survey!
This short survey and other surveys I've done elsewhere help further knowledge and increase awareness of the types of spiritual pregnancy experiences happening to women all over the world.
They are also a wonderful and easy way for women to get involved in The Spiritual Pregnancy Project and share their personal stories for possible inclusion in my book, articles, or workshops! If you are pregnant now, or have been in the past, I'd love for you to participate too!
P.S. Although your anonymous responses to the yes/no poll questions will be visible to others on this page, your written stories will come directly to me. Please include your name and email along with your stories so I can contact you if I have any questions about your story. Your name and email address will not be visible to others, nor will I give or sell them to others.
Did you dream of being pregnant before finding out from a lab test or a doctor that you were?
If so, will you tell me a little about your dream, please?
(Please note: There is a guestbook at the bottom of this lens for any comments that are not stories.)
Any information you can provide about your dream would be great! Did it have a plot? Did you feel as if you were actually meeting your child-to-be in the dreamstate? Did you just simply wake up knowing you were pregnant?
Learning About Your Baby From The Dreamstate
Did one or more of your dreams suggest anything about your baby's gender, appearance, personality, health, etc?
What did you learn about your baby from one or more dreams?
What happened in your dreams? What was the baby of your dreams like? If you've already given birth, did your find that your baby matched your dreams?
Dreams Of Complications
Did you have any dreams about complications during pregnancy, or labor and delivery?
Would you like to share your story about your dream of complications?
What happened? Do/did you believe the dream? DId you do anything to change the outcome in your life? Do you know yet whether the complications will come true?
Dreams Of Family Members Or Friends
Has a child, family member, or friend, ever told you something about your baby or pregnancy, based on their own dreams and/or inner knowingness?
Prenatal Yoga - an Introduction
This youtube is an introduction to prenatal yoga. To view some prenatal yoga videos you can follow along with at home, please visit: Prebirth Communication.
Would You Like To Share Your Pregnancy Story Or Dream?
Want to find out more about the types of stories for which I'm looking? You'll find a list on my Share Your Spiritual Pregnancy Story page.
Don't forget to include your email address so that I can contact you if I have any questions about your story submission! I promise not to give it away or sell it to anyone! Thanks!!
© 2008 JanieceTobey
Thanks for viewing my Spiritual Pregnancy Dreams site! Comments? Questions? I'd love to hear from you!
Zuzanna Rahman on August 05, 2018:
I have dreamed that I was pregnant at 10 weeks and I was pregnant at 10 weeks !! I also had a really weird dream last night that I gave birth and I saw what the baby looked like and what the features were I got told it brings bad luck but I don’t know, what do you think ?
Lorelei Cohen from Canada on May 08, 2012:
I think our subconscious speaks to us. Our body knows that it is pregnant and tries to let us know through a dream.
Renee Jaco Whitfield from Bogalusa, Louisiana , United States of America on March 09, 2012:
Thanks for Sharing this lovely lens! = ] keep up the good work!
KDimmick on January 20, 2011:
MikkiGVee on February 28, 2009:
Great lens, Janiece. 5 stars! Thank you for sharing it with the Sweet Dreams Group. Good luck on your new book!
DebtSolutions22 on February 05, 2009:
Lovely lens. I am new mother as well.. my son is currently 14 months and while i was pregnant I did have a dream that I would have a boy. Also after doing my 4D ultrasound I can perfectly see the specific features from my husband as well as myself. Thanks for putting a great lens together.
Patricia on January 12, 2009:
Welcome to the Spirituality Group! This is a very good lens. My grandmother dreamt of my first daughter and told me what she would look like which she did look just like my grandma said.