I read once (great book but I can't remember what it's called- spiritual pregnancy maybe) anyhow, here's what it said (in my words.)
Our culture doesn't support telepathy or "knowing things" wihtout clear and present facts- so women are trained to ignore signals from their body and from their unborn babies.
When we dream, we are open and receptive to the thoughts and feelings of our babies. Prengant dreams- in addition to being more frequent and vivid than non preg dreams- are ways we can communicate with our babies.
I have known pregnant women who learned of their baby's breech position, sex, hair color, temperament, etc from dreams.
After 4 kids I have learned that the "themes" in my dreams definitely come from the personalities of my baby.
With my oldest (she's very wise) I had these psychic dreams predicting the most mundane happenings of the following day (flat tire, broken dish...)
With my second one (she's....challenging) I dreamed horrible nightmares, unspeakable things I won't even type up here. And I had these strange urges to go do things I had never done before- like playing Bingo in a bingo hall or bowling. I had bowled before, but ALONE- at 7 months pregnant, they thought I was crazy.
With baby #3 my entire pregnancy was surreal, blissfully happy in every way. Nothing got me down, even the financial problems we were having and the car troubles- nothing could bring me down from my cloud, and she herslef is FULL of joy.
With baby #4 I was working over 60 hours a week and the only "connection" I had with her was the constant apologizing I felt like giving to her, for not ever feeling my belly, for not eating right, for loving the pregnancy. I was so sorry. I always knew in my heart that she would be OK and she is, wonderfully tough and healthy and loving.
I don't know about this baby yet, I knew "she" was here the minute I conceived. The cloud of bliss fell upon me once again and although I didn't get a positive pee-stick result until I was 8 weeks along I knew. Husband thought I was crazy. I think it's hard to tell when you're in the sitautaion. I am sure that when I look back at the pregnancy with an "exterior" knowledge of the child it will be crystal clear. Today, though- I am just hoping I am right that this one is also full of love, non-demanding and absolutely LOVES everything glittery. I wish (for dh's sake) that I htought it was a boy (we have 4 girls). We'll see....