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Dream Interpretation: I Give Birth to a Baby Naturally, Sans Babydaddy

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Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re about sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. Got a dream you want Lauri to analyze? Click here to submit it) This week, a reader asks Lauri:

Some nights ago I had a really strange dream: I gave birth to a child (I do not know if it was a girl or a boy). It was a natural and uncomplicated birth, assisted by a midwife, it did not take place in a hospital, and no doctor was involved. All in all, in my dream it was a really positive experience and I woke up quite happy. It was not clear from my dream whether I was married or not, there was definitely no boyfriend /spouse or any other man in the dream.

Background information: I am in my early thirties, have been single for some time now and am not dating at all. The likelihood of me having a baby in the near future is close to zero. I dislike hospitals and doctors in general. Also, my own birth was full of complications that could have cost my mother her life, if it hadn’t been for the really competent doctors involved.

Lauri: Dreams of giving birth are almost always connected to something positive in the dreamer’s waking life but are rarely connected to an actual pregnancy or birth. A baby is a brand new life, so in your dreams it will represent a new life for you. You described the birth as natural and uncomplicated. What have you accomplished recently without effort and with ease? There was no “father” in the dream so that means this is something purely of your own doing. This could be a project you have finished, a new friendship you have made, a goal you have finally reached or perhaps even a new attitude or mindset you have taken on. You also described the birth as really positive experience. Recapture the feeling of that experience and ask yourself what in your life feels the same way? What in your waking life would you describe as a really positive experience? Whatever it is, your dreaming mind wants you to look at it as though it were your baby so you will be sure to continue to nurture and focus on it so that it can reach its full potential.

Response from dreamer:  Actually, I have just enrolled in part-time studies (in addition to my job), and the language of the courses is a foreign language I did not feel so confident in. Maybe a week or so before this dream, we had the results of our first test back, and I had a really good mark. Also, I really enjoy the courses and the atmosphere at the university, and I am really motivated. Friends tell me that I have “blossomed”. So probably the dream reflects this. Thank you for this insightful analysis and for taking the time to decipher my dream!

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Astarr
Astarr
1 month 29 days ago
I dreamt I was in labour and walking around the hospital room I had an unbearable urge to push so I did and after two pushes the baby came out while I was standing up. I was calling the dad to catch the baby cause I could see it (him) already past its shoulder and ready to fall. But for some reason my hands were having a hard to move the gown aside so that I could try to grab the baby before hitting the floor but it hit hard. I picked up the baby and started to walk toward… Read more »
jass
jass
1 year 1 month ago

Hi everyone I had dreamt l gave birth to a boy naturally…it was very quick and very little pain…after l gave birth l was holding the baby and looking down at him….my husband and l have been trying for a baby after we lost a baby girl when l was 43 years old… Do can anyone tell me what thay dream may mean

Rebel
Rebel
2 years 6 months ago
Can anyone tell me what this dream means? I’m in my 40’s and well past child bearing age as I’m going thru the menopause … in my dream I was with a male friend who had died back in 2009 and I was sat on his sofa when this baby boy popped out of me, I was looking down at him and could see the baby’s private parts and thought “oh it’s a boy” he was still attached to me, some minutes passed and the baby was still attached, the male freind walked back in the room and seemed surprised… Read more »
Emma
Emma
3 years 1 month ago
Hi i am still waiting on my monthly cycle as it didnt arrive last month and got a neg test back 1 week after. This is now coming up the the second week. Last night i had this dream were i went to the doctors to get checked if i was pregnant but ended going into labour but i didnt have a bump , labour went well and i can remember trying to push and feeling the presure but no pain! The doctor took my little girl away and put her in clean cloths then proceeded to tell me that… Read more »
laura
laura
3 years 4 months ago

I had a dream that I gave birth to baby,the father isn’t somebody I know in real life I nope this isn’t attach to evil forces

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