Second trimester dreams can be quite strange. It is normal and there’s no need to worry. Since there are changes taking place in your body and you are thinking about them, you may dream about your growing bump or baby. The anxiety and excitement about becoming a mum is obvious.
However if your dreams worry you, it’s a good idea to talk about it with your partner, a friend or a family member.
Although it’s impossible to say for certain what you will dream about, some dreams are more likely to occur than others. Read below to find out more.
Why are my dreams erotic?
Sometimes a wild dream about an old boyfriend or other male friend may wake you up. Don’t worry – it is quite normal.
Erotic dreams occur more during later stages of pregnancy (usually after your 6th month). They signify your anxieties about your changing shape and its effect on your sex life.
Obviously sex is more awkward during the later stages of pregnancy. Your dreams are a way of compensating for the missing frequency or intensity or variety of sex you used to have.
Such dreams might also occur because you feel insecure about your attractiveness now. You probably feel that you have no control over your changing figure. Hence erotic dreams during pregnancy are a way of reassuring you that you are still attractive and loveable.
Why do I dream about animals?
It’s common at this stage to dream about baby-like (small) animals, such as puppies, kittens, chicks. They are often cute and cuddly but might sometimes appear threatening.
It really depends on how you feel about your partner, pregnancy, and situation. It’s natural to feel anxious about the arrival of a new member in your family.
Experts say that dreaming about friendly animals signifies a good relationship between the dreamer and her instincts.
Sometimes you might also dream of your unborn child. This might signify how you look at birth and motherhood at this stage of your pregnancy.
Why am I getting nightmares where I feel vulnerable?
You might be having nightmares about your partner’s affair with someone. Such dreams are normal and represent your insecurity about getting your partner’s love through a time of great change in your life.
For most women, this insecurity is unfounded and short-lived and passes. In fact, the process of pregnancy and the whole experience of giving birth to your child is likely to bring you closer to your partner.
Your partner might also be having dreams during this time. Why not ask him about it and share your experiences too? It will help you to feel closer to him.
If you want to find out about what dreams you may have during your third trimester, read here.