Do you get pregnancy dreams that seem rather odd or bizarre? Sometimes, these dreams even cause you to think rather deeply about it the whole day you’re awake?
Based on old wives’ tales, these dreams are believed to give some insight as to you and your baby’s well-being. So, if a mom is dreaming about being pregnant with twins, what could it mean?
What’s the deal with pregnancy dreams?
Pregnancy dreams are considered normal in pregnant women because the body goes through many physical, hormonal, and mental changes. Comfort levels and sleep patterns also change, which affect you psychologically and emotionally.
One distinct cause of these dreams is the increase in hormone production. If hormones increase, this causes anxiety and impacts your emotions. It also interferes with how the brain processes information. This results in more frequent and vivid dreams.
Another thing to note is since pregnant women wake up more during the night, their phases of REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep is interrupted. It is during REM sleep that dreams happen. So, if you are awakened during the REM stage or a few moments after it, you may remember your dreams quite vividly.
Finally, pregnancy dreams have been connected with how the unconscious mind processes information to solve problems. Since being pregnant makes a woman more stressed or anxious, then the unconscious can start having nightmares or extreme dreams.
Dreaming About Being Pregnant With Twins: Is this normal?
A woman who is pregnant and having dreams about her pregnancy may usually be born out of her concerns or worries throughout each stage of her pregnancy. Some say that first trimester dreams are usually about furry animals, flowers, fruits, and water.
Dreams during the second trimester, on the other hand, would show a mom’s self-doubt about being a good mother and may also show complications in birth. In the final trimester, it is common to dream about your own mother.
What does my dream about giving birth to twins mean?
Although dreaming of twins does not necessarily mean that you are pregnant with twins, this can have different meanings.
In general, dreams about twins symbolizes opposites and contradiction. Further, it can also represent duality in thoughts, feelings, ideas, or state of consciousness. Some go as far as saying that twins represent balance.
If you are married and you dream about having twins, this exemplifies your happiness. This is also a reflection of your desire for having kids. But then, if you are single and dream about this, this may mean you are worried about something.
Perhaps you are being pressured by your family by many things like finishing school, getting married or conceiving children.
Dreaming about giving birth to twins canalso mean that you are looking forward to a certain gathering with people whom you have not seen in quite a long time. You anticipate a sense of excitement for this whether the event is graduation, a birthday celebration or anniversary.
You will feel such joy in seeing everyone who is important to you at one time.
Another interpretation could be that you will be receiving news that you will be more than glad to hear. This may be related to your career or your personal life. If your dream is about having twins in a public place, this means that you want to stand out. Perhaps you feel underappreciated which causes a bit of melancholy.
Whether this is true professionally or in your personal life, try thinking about doing some changes to uplift yourself. Finally, if your dream is about giving birth to twins in your workplace, then maybe you desire to get promoted.
What do dreams about twin babies symbolize?
Dreaming about twin babies may be a common sign that you can express your personality in two distinct ways. This can also mean that you are torn between what is logical versus something that you desire.
Dreaming of twins may also mean that you have two different ideas that were first thought of as separate things only to realize that they work together really well.
If you dream about twin babies who look healthy, this may mean that you are going to experience a period of success and harmony in your life.
Should I worry about these dreams?
The American Pregnancy Organization states that the kinds of pregnancy dreams vary among women and are considered a common occurrence. Dreams of pregnant women include nightmares, vivid dreams, anxiety-based dreams, and intense dreams.
Moms-to-be also dream more frequently and remember dreams clearly than the average person.
If you think that your dreams are a result of the lack of sleep or inconsistent sleep, then try new sleeping positions and try to keep a sleep schedule. If you have nightmares that make you more distressed, try starting a dream journal.
What you write down can help you process the things you see, which then allows you to pass on the content of your dream from your unconscious to your unconscious mind. This process will relieve the anxiety significantly.
If these dreams become too disturbing and vivid, then try sharing them with someone you can trust. You can even visit a counselor or therapist. This can be a great source of comfort, and you can also find some valuable insight.
Since a lot is going on in your pregnant mind, it helps to look at situations you are dreaming about like how you keep dreaming about being pregnant with twins or dreaming that you had an accident because the car seat isn’t installed.
Ask yourself, “Is this realistic?” If it is, then you can reduce the stress by tackling the problem. If they’re clearly something fantastical though, it’s fine to just turn the pillow over and go back to sleep.