Pregnant or not, I have the weirdest dreams. And perhaps the worst part of it all — at least for my patient, listening husband — is that I remember every odd detail and am prone to taking them quite seriously. (See: Waking up mad because my husband cheated on me in a dream.) Research says pregnancy-related hormones can cause a spike in these types of dreams and for many women that’s exactly the case, whether they have visions of giving birth or the reoccurring one where they forget their baby at the supermarket. But what about pregnancy dreams about spiders? Could it be that they mean something other than the fact that they make you feel creepy, crawly?
Indeed it can, Lauri Quinn Loewenberg, a professional dream analyst, tells Romper in an email interview. In fact, their initial interpretation is quite literal. “Typically, any sort of bug in a dream is an indication that something or someone is really ‘bugging you’ in real life,” Loewenberg says. “Spiders, in particular, tend to be connected to lies and deceit.”
Loewenberg says this links back to the old saying, “What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. So dreaming of a spider can mean you feel someone around you is not being honest or perhaps there is something you are not being honest about and it is bugging your subconscious.”
Other, but less common interpretations of spider dreams, include the idea that a dreamer is feeling trapped or stuck, just as a spider uses its web to trap its…