Third trimester dreams are more bizarre and scarier than before. However, there’s no reason to worry – this is completely normal. Your dreams reflect your thoughts and anxieties about the changes taking place in your body, emotional changes, and your approaching motherhood.
If you have a particularly disturbing or unpleasant dream, share it with your partner, a friend or a family member. It will really help to talk about it.
While it’s impossible to predict exactly what dreams you will have during this stage of pregnancy, there can be some patterns. Read on to find out more.
My dreams might be telling me something. Is this normal?
Yes, it is quite normal. Sometimes you may dream that you are having a boy or a girl. After all there’s a 50% chance of you being right! At other times, the dreams about your child’s gender might be vague.
Dreams offer imagination an opportunity to check out your baby. Some mums-to-be are able to see their baby with clarity. Some others worry that their child might inherit a characteristic which they don’t like.
Whatever the case, you need not worry as these dreams are absolutely normal. Remember that they are just dreams – they can not predict the future.
Why am I dreaming about names?
Mums-to-be spend a lot of time in the third trimester looking for names for their baby. So when you see this in your dreams, it sometimes can suggest (and sometimes can demand) other choices. It is believed in some cultures that names given to babies in your dreams have a special kind of power. You may also be observing that the names that appear in your dreams hold a special meaning for you.
As your partner what kind of dreams he is having. If he is dreaming about names too, you can note down the names together. You might just be able to turn those otherwise weird third trimester dreams into a fun thing!