Does Dreaming Of Being Pregnant Mean Something Serious? Here's What We Know

Decoding a weird dream could feel like translating a message from a different language. Whether you dream about being chased or dream about a wedding, it could leave you perturbed about what happened and why. That, of course, is normal considering that dreams could be your subconscious trying to communicate deeper feelings and emotions.

"When you're within the dream and your subconscious is in control, you're being forced to focus on things that you might be ignoring or turning a blind eye to or not acknowledging," professional dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg explained to The Cut. "So, the dream gives us a better understanding of our current situation by presenting it to us in a different light."

That said, it could be worthwhile to dig a little deeper into some of our strange dreams instead of just brushing them off. One of the most common dreams that people have has to do with pregnancy. Believe it or not, this doesn't mean you are expecting a baby or even want one. Instead, there are a few reasons you can be dreaming of pregnancy, including entering a new phase in your life or growing as a person.

Pregnancy in dreams

Dreaming about pregnancy in any form could indicate a multitude of things depending on what you're seeing. Loewenberg explained to Well + Good that pregnancy can actually be a good sign in dreams. "There's something in your life that is currently in the works, and what's going on right now will eventually feel like a new life once it reaches what it's supposed to reach." She added that if you see yourself giving birth in the dream, that could also mean that you're completing a cycle, and whatever work you had has already been completed.

On the flip side, she explained that the meaning could be different if you receive a positive pregnancy test in a dream. This could signal that a new endeavor you are embarking on will lead to a positive outcome. In other words, your mind may be telling you to move forward with what it is you're already doing.  

How to interpret pregnancy dreams

You don't have to be a professional to analyze your own dreams. The best thing you can do is keep a dream journal and record what happens in the morning right after you wake up before you forget later in the day. "Not only will you most likely begin to dream more, but you can also more easily notice and understand the patterns and themes, the symbolic language, of your dreams," explains psychotherapist Annie Armstrong Miyao to Well + Good. "When you record dreams, they can serve as markers of growth and change."

According to Better Sleep, by understanding your dreams better, you should also see improvement in your mental and emotional well-being since the act of writing down your dreams has been shown to improve anxiety, depression, and stress. If the idea of jotting down your dreams sounds like a lot of work first thing in the morning, you can also type them into your Notes app or speak them in an audio recording using your phone.