If you’re having
strange dreams, which may or may not feature growing bumps and babies, try not to worry. You’re
probably thinking much more about your changing body and feeling a mixture of
anxiety and excitement about
becoming a mum.
However, if you’re worried by your dreams, talking about them with your partner, a friend or family member, or your midwife will help you.
Although it's impossible to say what dreams you may have, some images are more likely to appear at particular stages of pregnancy. Read on to find out about dreams that are typical for the second trimester.
At this stage,
it’s common to dream of baby-like animals, such as puppies, chicks and kittens.
These are often cuddly and cute, but sometimes they may appear threatening.
It depends on how you feel about your pregnancy, partner and situation. It's only natural if the imminent arrival of a new creature in your home causes a few anxieties.
Experts say that
dreaming of friendly animals represents a good relationship between the dreamer
and her instincts. The animals in your dreams may develop from sea creature to
land mammal, repeating the journey of our ancient ancestors.
At other times you may dream of your unborn child. Your feelings about your dream baby may reveal something about how you view birth and motherhood at this stage of your pregnancy.
may wake up after a wild, sensuous dreams about an old boyfriend or other male
friend. Don’t be alarmed! This is quite normal.
are more likely as you get larger, and tend to occur from six months onwards.
Often they reflect your anxieties about your changing figure and its effect on
your sex life.
Of course, sex is more awkward during the final months of pregnancy. If you’re missing the regularity, variety or intensity of your pre-pregnancy sex life, you may compensate for it in your dreams.
Or it may be that you feel insecure about how attractive you are now. You may well be feeling irritable from sleepless nights, or feeling you have no control over your changing body shape. Erotic dreams during pregnancy simply offer reassurance that you are still sexy, alluring and loveable.
You may find yourself tortured by nightmares that your partner is having
an affair. You may picture strange women propositioning him. These types of
dream express your sense of insecurity about holding your partner`s love through a time of great change.
It's only natural to feel vulnerable while you're pregnant. You are more dependent than ever upon the goodwill and support of those around you, especially your partner. It’s not surprising you may fear losing him.
For most women, happily, the insecurity is unfounded and passes. In fact, going through the experience of preparing for and giving birth to your baby is likely to bring you and your partner closer together.