11 Common Dreams During Pregnancy and What They Mean


Dreams are reflections of your feelings and thoughts and pregnant women experience vivid mysterious and wild dreams during pregnancy.  Some of the dreams are very common among expecting mothers like dreaming about the gender of the to-be born baby, dreaming of birthing animals like cat and even dreaming of birthing aliens, dreaming of falling and also dreaming of drowning in an ocean.

Other common dreams are dreaming about forgetting the baby, dream that shows your spouse cheating on you, dreaming of birds and sometimes even miscarriage, nightmares of your baby getting physically hurt and also dreams about giving birth to twins.

Some of the common dreams during pregnancy are given below:

Common Dreams During Pregnancy

Dreaming about the gender of the baby

Dreaming of giving birth to a baby girl or a baby boy is the most common dream in pregnant ladies. If you dream of a baby girl, it might be your subconscious telling you that your baby is going to be a girl. It might also mean you are remembering your childhood. Similarly, dreaming of a boy can be explained as your preference on the gender of your baby or even symbolize the power you are about to gain in the family as a mother.

Dreaming of birthing animals

Caring for a pet like a mother is somewhat similar to taking care of a baby. For many women, dreaming about giving birth to an animal, mostly cats, is a kind of trial they go through in their subconscious before the actual delivery. Cats are often common in such dreams because kittens are almost the same size as a baby.

Dreams During Pregnancy


Dreaming of aliens

Giving birth to an alien is a weird but actually common dream among pregnant women. This dream can mean that you are feeling like a host body giving shelter to an alien being inside. Some women fear that they will give birth to a defective baby after seeing this dream but that is not the case. The alien in the dream symbolizes the newborn baby. This dream is a reflection of your fear of unknown.

Dreaming of water

Pregnant women often dream about water in various ways. It is because water is connected to pregnancy in many ways. Some women dream about drowning in water. This dream symbolizes the fear of getting overwhelmed by the task of taking care of the baby. If you dream about turbulent waves that indicates your emotions are on a roller-coaster ride. Water represents fertility and emotion as well.

Dreaming about falling

It is quite common among expecting women to dream about falling. Nightmares like this often occur during pregnancy. Falling means losing control of yourself. Dreaming of falling during pregnancy might symbolize the fear of losing control of your life after giving birth to the baby. It also projects the uncertainties and vulnerabilities that you go through before becoming a mother.

Dreaming about forgetting the baby

Dreaming about forgetting your baby is quite frightening but also common. This dream can be interpreted in two ways. Becoming a mother is a tough and scary job, no matter how exciting it seems. If you dream about losing your baby it can be the result of your anxiousness about the impending role of a mother and the huge responsibility that comes with it. This dream can also mean you are fearful that you are very immature to take the responsibility of a child.

Dreaming of infidelity in marriage

Disturbing dreams about infidelity in marriage is very common during pregnancy. This may include dreams like your partner is cheating on you or you are cheating on him.

Seeing your partner having an affair with someone else in your dream can be quite disturbing for you. This dream might be your subconscious fear of losing your partner because you think that you are no longer attractive to him. Insecurity about physical appearance is very normal among pregnant women.


Sometimes you may also dream about having an affair with an ex-lover. It may seem that you want to get back with your past love but that is really not true. This kind of dream means that you feel trapped in your current role of an expecting mother and you want to get back the freedom and enjoyment of your life before marriage.

Dreaming of twins

When you are pregnant, the thought of the responsibilities as a mother may overwhelm you. Dream of having twins is a consequence of that hidden fear, even if you are expecting a single child. This dream can also be analyzed in another way. The second baby in the dream can represent in your inner child. This dream may actually help you to overcome various difficulties that may arise in your personal life.

Dreaming of your baby getting hurt

Dreams are nothing but a projection of the state of mind and body that you are in. With the approaching due date, having bizarre dreams is quite normal. Dreams that your baby is getting hurt is often very scary and is often considered as a bad omen. It might also raise a doubt that you are not good enough to handle the responsibilities of a baby.

Dreaming about a miscarriage

Miscarriage in a pregnancy is very tragic. Every pregnant lady fears a miscarriage at some point during her pregnancy. Also with the due date approaching this fear may get worse. The dream of such an incident is basically due to anxiety. You might consider consulting a doctor if you feel too worried.

Dreaming of flying birds

Birds flying high in the sky symbolize freedom. If you dream about birds flying in the sky, it may seem that you want to be free of all the anxiety and worries of motherhood and rise above them.


Absurd dreams are a common phenomenon during the time of pregnancy for every would-be mother. These dreams are nothing but reflection of anxiety mixed with fear. You should consult your doctor if any of the dreams bother you too much.