First Trimester Dreams: Early pregnancy dreams are frequently about the pregnant woman’s past. Childhood homes and old lovers are often the theme. These dreams are a way to clear up any unresolved issues. The usual themes during this time are dreams of vulnerability, often symbolized through nakedness, and dreams with a protective and territorial quality. Water is a very common theme during the initial stages of pregnancy as well as erotic sexual dreams.
Many dreams have to do with the mother to be’s own childhood. The dreams will help her look at her connection to her mother and father, and how the attitude and patterns she established early on in her life influence her current ideas concerning mothering and babyhood.
Dreams of lost love also emerge during this time. These dreams help the mother to be to look at her old patterns and let go of unfinished business with ex-lovers. These dreams are also a way for the unconscious to help the mother to be say good bye to her days as a maiden.
Many first time mothers, when they find out they have conceived, dream of giving birth to a fully grown child. Perhaps this may seems less threatening than a fragile newborn to the inexperienced mother.
First-time moms rarely know much about the childbirth experience and often feel apprehensive. The combination of the hope for an easy delivery and the incomplete understanding of the actual childbirth process leads to dreams of the baby just popping out or simply just appearing.
A woman’s feelings about her body may either improve or deteriorate during pregnancy. For instance if you dream about a spare tire or of floating in an inter-tube, it was obvious that this symbolizes your expanding midsection. Alternately dreaming that you are driving a vehicle is frequently a metaphor for the way the dreamer is moving through life during their pregnancy; rather awkward and clumsy. Pregnant women frequently see their selves driving trucks, buses, or other vehicles that are more difficult to maneuver than cars, this is reflecting their perception of awkward movement.
Researchers who have studied pregnant women’s dreams observe numerous references to buildings, from simple rooms to soaring skyscrapers. The dream buildings are frequently places where things are made, such as a factory; this probably relates to the making of a baby that is taking place inside the woman’s body. Maybe pregnant women dream about buildings because they are hypersensitive to their growing size Indeed, the type of building pictured in the woman’s dreams may increase in size as her pregnancy progresses.
From goldfish bowls to swelling oceans, a pregnant woman’s dreams refer to water throughout her pregnancy. A mother to be will see herself swimming in her first-trimester dreams. When animals appear in first-trimester dreams, they are often aquatic creatures such as tadpoles or fish. This water in her dreams probably depicts a consciousness of the water gathering in her womb. Water in dreams may take on remarkable forms as the pregnancy progresses.
Due to the emotional and hormonal changes of a mother to be during the first of her pregnancy it is not uncommon for her to have intimate dreams of her spouse, ex boyfriends, or even celebrities.
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