You are in your third trimester and you notice your dreams are getting bizarre. Do not worry. Your dreams reflect your anxiety and nervousness about the impending due date. It is normal to feel this way.
While it is difficult to predict the exact nature of your dreams, they are certain dreams that do seem more common than the others. There are certain things that you should know about them.
They do not predict the future: You might dream about a baby boy or a baby girl. Well, there is a fifty percent chance that you are right! The dream might show your baby with surprising clarity. This is just a reflection of your anticipation and eagerness to see your baby. Some mothers worry if they see an undesirable trait in their baby in the dream. These are typical during this time. Do not fret.
Dreaming about names: Considering the little one’s impending arrival it is but natural that you have been talking about names. There have been suggestions from family and friends. Traditional names, unique names, rhyming names, family names… you name it! It is of course normal to dream about names after all this discussion you have during the waking hours. Names that you see or hear in your dreams have no special significance. If you do hear a name you like in your dream, well, good for you!
Travelling through mazes or tunnels: This signifies a journey that you are undertaking to the unknown. Come to think of it pregnancy is an unsolicited territory for the first time mother. It might just reflect your anxiety about confronting the unknown.
Dreams about being in charge: If you are having these dreams then that is a good sign. Because it means that you are confident and sure of the situation. When the time arises, you will be in control.
Dreams about labour: Labour being the most talked about aspect of pregnancy it is no wonder that you would dream about it. All your friends and well wishers who have gone through it would have shared their experiences with you. All this leads to a vivid dream.
Dreams about mishaps to your baby: You may dream that you dropped your baby, you misplaced them somewhere, you forgot about them in the supermarket. Relax. No, it will not happen. You will be a careful and loving mother. It is natural to question your ability to be one, though.
Dreams about large objects/animals: These dreams are more a reflection of how you see yourself with your large belly and the growing baby inside. Same is true about dreams about water, water bodies. It could be to do with the fact that you are retaining water and swelling up. And this water breaking will be the imminence of labour.
Dreams about chasing, attacks: Welcome to motherhood. This is the first time you are scared and worried about someone else’s safety more than your own. This is the first time in life that you are actually responsible for a new life. It is bound to make you feel protective. It is this very useful instinct that comes in handy when you rise up to the occasion and defend yourself in your dreams.
If there was a dream that particularly bothered you, talk about it with your partner or even your doctor. Do know that these are normal occurrences given the changes you have gone through the last six to seven months