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#1 of 11 Old 01-28-2003, 05:52 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've been having alarmingly bizzare dreams, and was wondering if this could have something to do with the pregnancy. Things like dreaming about getting killed by a serial killer and watching people get assaulted.

Has anyone else had bizzare dreams/nightmares in early pregnancy?

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Yup - all through pregnany I have the wierdest, most vivid dreams. I think it's a hormone thing.
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I think that one of the reasons that your hormones are affecting you (and me and lotsa other mamas) in this way is to prepare us subconciously. For what, I am not exactly sure.

Look for themes in your dreams, and consider your role in the dream. Although there are lots of scary elements, do you still survive?

You already have a little person who is entirely dependent upon you for his well-being. That is a *big* responsibility, and your mind is processing that.

Recently, one of my recurring themes was water. For me, that represents a loss of control. In general, water is reflective of your general state. If the water is calm and lovely, then... GREAT! If it drowns you or is rough and stormy, well... you get the idea.

Anyway, my Illustrated Dream Dictionary by Russell Grant says that dreaming of witnessing a murder means that a change is coming (but I am guessing you knew that!). Assaulting others in a dream means money coming your way! But, it doesn't say whether that's for witnessing the assault or being the assailant. Maybe it is for both.


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Oh yes I'm having wild dreams lately. A lot of very sexual ones too... Also am starting to have baby dreams... which are very sweet... I've had a breastfeeding dream, and another one of Dh and I cuddling with a toddler girl in bed.

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My sister said she always knew she was pregnant when she started having lesbian dreams. I have weird, violent dreams all the time, so they are actually pretty normal now. :LOL
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I had strange dreams at the beginning of my pregnancy...this time, I got to have sex with Joey from Friends. If you ever get the opportunity to have sex with Joey from Friends, DO it. WOO!

I was 19 when pregnant with my first and my first baby dream was quite bizarre. I'd had the baby, but we were keeping baby in a box in the kitchen. Because baby was THREE baby PIGS. I was worried about how we were going to feed them and DH said, "Oh! Watch! They loooove ketchup!" and he fed them nothing but ketchup.

I know I dreamt this because I couldn't fathom the idea of having my own HUMAN to look after, I was afraid I wouldn't be able to mother correctly (how do you mother not one but THREE pigs?!) and I was lacking confidence in me and DH as a team.

The ketchup comes from a children's book about pigs and why they're pink. (They refused to eat anything but ketchup.)
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I had a lot of violent and disturbing dreams during my first trimester. I wish I had had sexual dreams..no such luck I sort of attribute the disturbing dreams to the hormones and some uneasy feelings I had about being pregnant. In my last trimester i am not bothered by dreams as much as I am bothered by lack of REM sleep I can't seem to sleep more than 2 hours without waking up

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Yep, lots of heavy visual dreams here, too. Especially of the hot sexual variety ~ though I don't watch Friends :LOL Though sometimes it's weird waking up still feeling the dream heat, and then finding dd nursing :

I always figured it's the hormones, too. In that case, that's one of the better things those hormones do for me, I'm telling you
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Its pretty common to dream that your baby is an animal in the first trimester, I would guess because its hard to visualise an actual baby in there (its like, smaller than a pea!)

I had a dream with this pregnancy that i was going to have a baby elephant! I was looking at all of these properties to buy that would make good elephant habitats. Not sure what that one meant. My midwife suggested trying to find out what the animal symbolizes, ie., an elephant could symbolize strength or wisdom- or a big baby! Anyway thats my two cents!

Oh, and I always knew I was pregnant because of the lesbian dreams, too...
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I should add that not all my sexual dreams sound so great once I wake up... I've had a few about ex's (and then felt bad about it once I woke up) and one about Gandalf! Like come on, couldn't it have been Legolas?? It was just bizarre...

My nightmares are a LOT worse too... before dreams mostly dropped out of my head really quickly after I wake up... but not now. It is cool to be able to remember the really wild dreams, but not so cool to still be scared of a silly dream later on in the day! : How exactly is a mama who's scared of the dark supposed to comfort her babes when they are scared?

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Some of the dreams I've had have been sexual, mostly involving wierd bisexual star trek-type aliens (and characters from various star treks). The most disturbing dream I've had so far, though, was one in which I was back in the Navy, and sent back to the ship I was on before I got out in 2001. The equipment I was supposed to maintain was already broken when I got there, and the same idiots were there and I had to work with them. It was a very stressful period in my life and I was frequently sleep deprived, maybe that's why I dreamed of revisiting it. UGH!

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