When you are pregnant, almost everything in life feels more intense. From your hunger and cravings to your aches and pains, pregnancy makes everything so extra. One thing you may not have expected however, was seeing a dramatic change in the way you dream. Pregnancy dreams are actually a thing and they’re just as over-the-top as every other aspect of pregnancy. If you’ve been having terrifying dreams about your baby, understandably, you may feel a little anxious. You may have a hard time deciphering, so here’s what pregnancy dreams about something wrong with your baby actually mean.
To get a little insight and perspective, Romper reached out to licensed psychoanalyst and dream expert Anne Cutler, who says that while every person’s situation is different, in general, most negative dreams or nightmares are fueled by anxiety. “I would imagine that a pregnant woman who is having a negative image about her pregnancy or fetus is possibly reflecting some specific worry about her unborn baby or about how she’ll be as a mother,” she explains.
But Cutler says that in order to effectively analyze a pregnancy dream, she would need to talk to the mom about what is going on in her life. “The way I typically work with dreams is to have the ability to talk with the dreamer about the entire dream,” explains Cutler, “and discuss her associations to the elements of the dream as well as to the recent context of her life.” She says that it is also important to consider what has been happening in the dreamer’s life, and to factor in what concerns have been on her mind in…
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