Giving Birth

Giving Birth dream meanings

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To dream that you are witnessing the birth of a child is a positive dream, it can indicate that you will succeed financially. 

What a wonderful dream to have! Often, upon awakening, we are left puzzled or after encountering such a dream we may be worried that we will have a real baby! Dreams of “giving birth” are about the transformation of your life. I have had many dreams of giving birth over the years and I am so glad you are here to uncover the interpretation! The treasure of this dream spiritually denotes great luck. Firstly, if you are childless in waking life it is a symbolic dream of change. It is focused on seeing the interconnectedness of life itself. The actual details of the dream are equally important it can signify the support network around you. In dreams, this includes the relationship you have with others, your inspiration in life, the guidance given in life, and also the connection that you have with your family.

Dreaming of giving birth to more than one baby indicates you will achieve a goal, so well done! It is normally connected to the energy of the life force that exists within us. This dream is very spiritual in nature it basically foretells the path which we wish to follow,  it is connected to awakening within our own body.  In order to understand the dream of giving birth further, I have created a step-by-step guide to possible details in your dream along with the meaning. Surprisingly, dreaming of giving birth can be common. Oh, I forgot to introduce myself, my name is Flo, I am a psychic from England. After many months of research into the dream of giving birth - especially through psychic and psychological sources, my detailed interpretation is below so enjoyed and don't forget to check my other meanings of a baby in a dream by clicking here.

​​​​​​Here are some older meanings from ancient dream dictionaries on giving birth:

  • A lonely girl dreaming of giving birth means she will hear rumors against her.
  • If a man dreams he sees somebody giving birth, he will go through a difficult period both professionally and socially.
  • If your dream is not connected to a waking pregnancy, this indicates that there are going to be some changes in your life. The birth means new occasions and new beginnings; big changes are afoot. This is spiritually a very powerful dream and it shows that you are going to transfer from one event in life to another. To dream of pregnancy means great events are on their way and new beginnings are coming.

Detailed dream interpretation: 

Giving birth is one of the most transformative elements of our life, for this to appear in a dream is extremely lucky. It indicates that you are embarking on a new life adventure. If you already have a child in waking life then you understand giving birth will change your life forever.

A new mother normally has this dream as it is almost a prediction of the future. If you are pregnant and have a dream of given birth then this is connected to carrying your child over the nine-month period. In any pregnancy, your strength will be challenged and tested, especially in the finale of giving birth. It is not uncommon to dream that the birth itself is not going to go to plan. If you do dream that there is a problem with the birth of your child then this can also be connected to your own in our anxieties.  Giving birth is a life-changing experience,  followed by a joyful, exciting, and a level of connection with another human being.

To provide you with the best step-by-step guidance on what giving birth means in a dream we have broken down various dream scenarios connected to giving birth - so read on to find out what your dream means.

What is the general meaning of giving birth in a dream? 

Giving birth could symbolize luck or good news. It means that you have a firm and decided personality; you enjoy good health and financial wellness. It is, however, a bad omen if the dreamer is a single woman. Finding out that somebody has given birth foretells salvation from a difficult situation. If in your dream you remember the day you gave birth it means you love. Hearing of childbirth predicts success after waiting a long time.

Assisting with a birth represents honor and abundance. Celebrating a birth foretells a period of tranquility. A good birth in the dream symbolizes happiness and luck. Seeing a birth certificate means new life with greater creative powers. A difficult birth is a sign of major problems that must be overcome, but the results will be in your favor because of your practical and rational character. It can also foretell big discomfort. An unexpected birth means misfortune. A tiring birth is a sign of complications in life. Complications in the birth can denote difficult times in life.

Giving birth to a boy means lots of fatigue and for a girl foretells that you are going to be free from all troubles. However, giving birth to a child in your dream can mean misfortune. Having twins symbolizes wealth and giving birth to a child without being married first means sadness and then joy. If the woman is married and gives birth the dream is a good sign. An easy birth means joy and luck and that you have a high resistance to pain and suffering in general. Seeing someone giving birth in your dream refers to honesty, abundance, and salvation from misfortune. Giving birth in a dream is the domain of everything that comes out of the human mind and hands, palpable results of your own ideas. The dream describes the possibility of how an event could unfold and you feel anxious for not knowing what to expect. If in your dream you are giving birth this symbolizes the necessity to display a new attitude in regard to your own efforts to take responsibility. If somebody else is giving birth this foretells new beginnings or new perspectives. An easy birth is a sign of creativity, constructive spirit and projects to be put into practice with rewards. A difficult birth means results, but only through lots of effort.

What does it mean to give birth but you were not aware of being pregnant in the dream? 

If in your dream you give birth but you did not know that you were pregnant then this suggests that you will find it hard to understand somebody in life. You are too much in a hurry in order to make allowances for other people. There is a strong sense of independence and you also feel mutual attraction to another person in life. Not knowing that you are pregnant can also signify that you need to work on your own goals and money matters or to make a conscious effort to change your attitude in life in ancient dream dictionaries. To not know your pregnant but to give birth to a child indicates a new job offer alternatively a deep connection in yourself.

What does it mean to see yourself in the hospital giving birth?

If you give birth in a hospital during the dream state this is a positive dream, it is connected to the support network around you. This is also connected to your inner core. Maybe you have not been giving yourself time in life in order to understand what it is you need. It can denote that you are usually happy and content with life itself,  the factual given birth in a hospital indicates that you need people around you in order to support you. You hate any routine job such as tidying up and cleaning in the present moment.

What does it mean to see a newborn baby in your dream? 

A newborn baby featured in a dream is a wonderful omen. It denotes that harmony, contentment, joyful bliss in happiness is coming your way you may have given birth in the dream and then seen a newborn baby alternatively held the baby. The gender of the baby in this dream context is irrelevant, it does however suggest that a new start is coming your way. This will require discipline at the same time will help you build your confidence.

What does it mean to see a large baby in the dream?

To see a large baby, or to give birth to an adult in your dream can be rather strange. You may wake up wondering what has happened! Large babies or giving birth to children who were fully grown suggests that you need a new start in life in order to make you feel more excited. This could simply be a change of residence or a new job.  If the baby is deformed in any way then this predicts emotional dramas are on the cards. It can indicate that there is going to be somebody that you will dislike but in time enjoy their company.

What does prolonged labor in dreams mean? 

If you encountered prolonged labor in the dream or you could see yourself sweating while giving birth to a child,  this dream denotes that you’re going to have a profitable new business opportunity on the horizon. Think carefully before you make any decisions. 

What does an abnormal birth or baby signify in a dream? 

If the birth was abnormal in any way or did not go to plan then you should not listen to any gossip. It can foretell emotional problems especially difficulties in connecting with others. To dream of a deformed baby or a baby that has learning difficulties is a symbolic dream connected to your own hidden fears in life. Perhaps you feel that you have not been given the opportunities others have. To dream of having a baby with difficulties can intensify your own emotions. We all wish our babies and children to be healthy, but if they are not then we need to support and love them as they are the same.  To have such a dream indicates that you are feeling emotionally connected to others and this is a rather positive dream as it denotes love and joy no matter what happens in any situation.

What does it mean if your partner is not there during childbirth in a dream? 

If your partner could not attend the birth or missed the birth during the dream state this indicates a missed opportunity on the horizon. You are usually happy and content with life but this dream can also suggest that you need more faith in your own ideas. The fact that your partner is featured indicates that there may be a lack of confidence in the relationship.

What does it mean by giving birth to an animal in a dream? 

Oh no! what a dream! To give birth to animals or to see an animal give birth in a dream is associated with the friends that you keep around you. Think carefully before you make any key decisions in life. If the animal gives birth to humans then this is a warning to watch out for other people that are deceitful. 

What does it mean to see yourself be given an ultrasound? 

The ultrasound is a fantastic way to monitor the baby during pregnancy, so what if this crops up in your dream state? If you are currently pregnant and you dream of ultrasound then this is a symbolic dream for both anxiety. If you dream that you are told that your baby is dead during an ultrasound this could be a traumatic dream. From a symbolic sense, it means that you shouldn’t listen to other people’s gossip.

What does pre-eclampsia mean in dreams? 

To dream of experiencing pre-eclampsia or for your feet to expand during a dream then this indicates you are highly inventive. You will be performing great deeds and ambitious tasks in the future. 

What does blood mean in the dream of giving birth? 

To see blood or miscarriage during a dream indicates your life force. It can suggest that you need to focus on quitting before anything gets out of hand. This could be distinctively related to a project or work. To see blood during the birth of a child in your dream foretells that you need to think very carefully about how to make any national changes. It can also suggest that there will be much pressure on you in the future.

What does giving birth to a dead baby mean? 

This dream can be quite traumatic. Given birth to a dead baby or to see a stillborn baby in your dream state indicates that something is going to end soon this could possibly be a relationship or a job.  To see a dead baby can be somewhat traumatic, it can also symbolize that you are going to commence working on a project or something in life. A baby represents new possibilities and freedom and also rebirth. A dead baby indicates that you are trying hard in life in order to survive, the dream itself can be traumatic many people that have such a dream wake up crying. There is much emotion surrounding the dream of a dead baby.

What does it mean to give birth but see this from the outside looking down at you in a dream? 

To see yourself giving birth as the third person is known as a prophetic dream, it illustrates that there are situations around you that are moving you in different directions. We should guard against any sudden change in impulsive attachments that have no real basis of affection. 

What does experiencing pain during birth mean in a dream? 

To experience pain during given birth is rather common, we all know that gas and air or an epidural sometimes used in order to alleviate this pain! So what does this mean from a spiritual perspective? This dream is a suggestion that it is a representation of your own desire for something in life. If the pain was immense then this can suggest that you will have some future discoveries especially about yourself.

What does giving birth to multiple babies mean in a dream? 

To dream that you are giving birth to twins, conjoined twins or triplets indicates that you will be engaged in a relationship. Babies after all considered to be new beginnings in life.  To dream of giving birth to many babies is positive. You will find someone to help you resolve issues at work.

What does seeing a midwife in a dream mean? 

The midwife represented in a dream is connected to a powerful person in waking life who will push you to success and freedom. If the midwife in the dream was helping you deliver the baby then this indicates that the person will for you provide great advice and you should listen to it.  To see yourself surrounded by midwives in a dream illustrates that you will be guided by other people going forward. This could be family, friends, work colleagues or somebody who has an interest to helping develop further in life. To be the midwife yourself in a dream and to deliver a baby foretells great news is going to come your way. This could be a promotion at work alternatively a new baby. It can denote that you are feeling broody if you do not yet have children. To see the midwife in the dream that treats you poorly argues with you or is unable to deliver the baby in the dream state this can indicate somebody is going to hinder you in the future.

What does having a vaginal birth in the dream mean? 

To see yourself give birth naturally in a dream is a sign go good luck, it is connected to a high mountain of hidden desires and beliefs in a dream. It suggests you are a powerful person and can get what you want. 

What does feeding a newborn baby after giving birth mean in a dream? 

If in the dream you have given birth and are feeding the baby a bottle then this can denote that a situation will end well. Your sex life will go well and it indicates success money wise. To breastfeed a newborn baby in a dream suggests a new start. If you forget to feed a newborn baby in the dream this indicates a new job.

What does labor induction in a dream mean? 

To be induced in a dream means that you may encounter embarrassment in the future.  If you are overdue in a dream then this can suggest that there is a situation you can’t simply win. 

What does encountering a cesarean during a dream mean? 

To see a cesarean section being conducted in the dream, or to give birth via cesarean section indicates that you will have an imaginative and romantic time in the future. The good news is that we have a specific dream interpretation for a cesarean section.  Dreaming of having a C-section indicates that you are being somewhat stubborn. It symbolizes guilt and also unresolved complications. Please click here to open our dream meaning on the c-section to understand more.

What does a dream of a premature baby denote? 

If in your dream you deliver a premature baby this is connected to the fact you are finding it hard to understand somebody close to you. This is generally in a work context, you will excel at work but you won’t be interested primarily in material gain. You are particularly interested in education. In the future, care should be taken in the actual profession that you choose. 

What does a birth that was difficult in a dream mean? 

If the birth was difficult during the dream then you have a natural desire to help others. It can be an indication that good fortune will be yours - but you must be patient and persistent. You are idealistic at heart and your love for moral and intelligent freedom will often keep you focused in life.  If you dream that your baby is in distress during the birth then this can indicate that you need to have more patience in life. If you encounter fetal distress or that you are unable to deliver the baby then this indicates that you need more enthusiasm in life.

Dreams of a cervix during a dream of giving birth - what does it mean? 

To have your cervix examined or that there is a problem with your cervix dilating during the dream then this is connected to your positional life. You generally have a position of authority and dominance over others but try not to be critical in life. 

What if the baby is in the breech position in your dream? 

If the baby is in a difficult position in your dream, such as a strange position, sideways, bottom or feet first then this can suggest that you are feeling pressure at work. Consequently, if the baby is in an unusual position it foretells that we are unable to give birth. In a subconscious dream, it indicates that you are feeling you are unable to achieve a new start and perhaps you need to communicate with others,  your concerns.  if the baby eventually turns around in your dream and you are successfully able to give birth then this dream implies that you are strong willed you are able to assert yourself as and when needed.

What does a dream of a vacuum extractor during the birth mean? 

To dream of a soft suction cup placed on the baby’s head, indicates that you need to manage your friends better.  The vacuum extractor is a symbolic omen of moving relationships into other phases of life. What does cutting the umbilical cord in a dream mean? Cutting the cord is very spiritual. It is associated with cutting ties and an element of regeneration if seen in your dream.  There are many meditations whereby you can spiritually cut people off who have given you pain in life and this dream is symbolic of that. Are you trying to get rid of people in your life who do you wrong?

What does the umbilical cord wrapped around the baby neck mean in a dream? 

This is a common symptom to find - this is due to the fact that just over 25% of births have this complication. To see your baby have the umbilical cord wrapped around his or her own neck illustrates your need to share knowledge with people dog the reason you had such a dream may be that you feel strangled or controlled by others. 

What does it mean to dream of giving birth to the placenta? 

The placenta is a symbolic omen of life and death. To give birth to the placenta after the actual birth of the baby is associated with your own inner desires in life. If we look at the actual word it can be translated to jacket, it indicates we need to make sure we fit in socially.  This drinking also suggests you have been having problems with friends lately. The placenta is also the organ of life it gives our baby food and can indicate that you have the power of endurance.

What does it mean when a baby’s head is too big in a dream? 

If your baby's head is too big in a dream, leading to difficulties giving birth then this dream is focused on the needs and desires of others. It can signify a big project on the horizon. This dream is also a representation of your desire to move forward in life, especially in a work context.  If the baby’s head is too big to give birth then this indicates that you are seeking your own independence in life. If the baby’s head is deformed in any way in the dream then it indicates you are going to meet somebody “influential” in the future.The act of seeing a baby be born is associated with not only the actual physical act but also the emotional act. 

What does old dream lore say on giving birth in a dream?

According to some dream lore, to dream of having a baby represents how you see yourself. It is an internal view of yourself. Having a baby is one of the greatest things a human being can go through. Giving life in occult terms is about a new start and a new beginning. I will say this, often when people contact me about giving birth in dreams it simply means you might be feeling that you need to focus on your inner child. In some dream books, I have read about giving birth indicate the following: that you feeling that someone is acting somewhat immature? Do you feel like you need to mature more and develop yourself in order to take a determinative focus in waking life? If so, your dream is advising you to listen to your intuition more. The baby represents a part of you that’s not prepared for the mature world yet.

In ancient gypsy folklore dreaming of giving birth can foretell your reckless, immature behavior recently. Or that you have encountered someone acting as a baby? Some researchers have discovered that dreaming of having a baby might also predict pregnancy. However, I like to believe your dream represents either your deepest desire or your inner child - which in both cases might be connected to a baby in waking life. Which one is it? Babies are a symbol of innocence, purity, naivety, and a fresh start. Your dream denotes a new beginning in your life.

What does it mean to dream of seeing yourself on the way to the hospital?

If you were on your way to the hospital to deliver a baby in your dream, it implies that others are likely to take care of you in the future. It can mean that you have dependency issues and you certainly can’t imagine being alone. The dream can also indicate a possible health concern or a situation that you have responsibility for. Think about what you’re trying to avoid. However, if you’re pregnant in waking life, and had this dream, it foretells your worry about having a baby soon and you should not read too much into the dream. As future mums, we are sometimes anxious thinking about the delivery process – it is only natural! Relax and let your instincts guide you through everything that will come on your way.

What does it mean to dream of a baby smiling at you?

To dream of a new-born baby smiling at you is a pleasant dream and for women a very common one. It suggests that you’re experiencing absolute joy and happiness in waking life. The good news is that “small things” are making you happy. This dream can imply that you are trying to figure out how to make the most out of your life. No matter what difficulties you encounter, you will remain calm and smiling. Nothing can take away the smile on your face. Stay true to you and to others, as you already are. Only that way, you can be truly happy.

What does it mean to dream of a crying baby?

The crying baby in your dream spiritually speaking is a sign of depression. Is there a part of you that needs to be nurtured? Do you feel neglected by the people you love? Are you feeling an emptiness inside? If yes, ask your heart how to fulfill your goals - your heart always knows the answer to all your questions. Remember this - no matter how much you ignore it, your heart is always right, and you know it. I like to think of the crying baby dream in a kind of six-sense way. That you know a problem can be solved.

Such a dream also symbolizes unrealized dreams and lost the enjoyment of life. Are you questioning your existence too often? Pay more attention to yourself. Are you using your full potential to become the person you always wanted to be? I read many ancient texts about babies crying and this could also mean that eventually you will find your purpose again. The dream also identifies fears about your own child. In a work context, this dream could represent a fear you won’t be able to provide for your family.

What does it mean to dream of a starving baby?

This can be quite a worrying dream, it is all about anxiety. I will concur that dreaming of giving birth followed about issues feeding your baby indicates the possible problems that you are facing which are unrelated to the actual baby but more about goals in life. To dream of a starving baby denotes your dependence on the people in your life. Without them, you feel completely alone and lost. Spiritually, older dream books state that a baby which is hungry can indicate going through a tough dramatic period, and you need someone to help. There is a hidden message to…stop relying on others so much, and start relying on yourself more. Once you do, the right path to walk will open up.

What does it mean to dream of giving birth to a clean baby?

To dream of giving birth to a clean baby represents a new goal. After birth, babies are generally what I would say messy! The cord is generally clamped and the baby is dried, the baby could be covered in vernix or some blood. Dreaming of a completely clean new-born is all about your life goals.

You’ve been broken for very long and it’s time you fix yourself. Clean your mind and apply a positive mindset. My advice is to “remove” everything that’s making you feel like you’re not good enough. To dream of giving birth to a clean baby generally reveals your self-image as well. Why are you being so harsh on yourself? Do you accept yourself for who you are? 

What’s the dream interpretation of having a baby of a different race?

This old chestnut has turned up a few times in the e-mails that I have received from users. To dream of having a baby of a different race might cause uncomfortable feelings in your dream, as well as confusion. Yet, it has a positive meaning. In my research, the dream signifies spiritual growth and potential. To dream of having a baby of a different race can indicate that you need to keep an open mind. Maybe the key factor in this dream is that you will connect with a person from the race you’ve dreamed of. Either way, these new experiences will soon change your life for good, and for the better.

What does it mean to help a woman give birth in your dream?

I like this dream as helping people is always a positive omen in my view. Maybe you could see yourself delivering this baby? This dream predicts new developments, new situations and a whole road of responsibilities that are coming your way. If you did not know the women giving birth - it can imply a new start in life, maybe a project or career move is going to happen soon. Helping anyone in a dream normally leaves one feeling content. 

What does it mean to dream of an extremely small baby?

When you are pregnant in a dream and have a low birth baby (less than 5.5lbs) then this can imply that something is growing in your life. If the baby in the dream was of gestational age then this can mean others are going to turn to you for advice. To dream of a baby as small as your hand indicates that you may have trouble with nutrients in life (just like the small baby in your dream).  To dream of a naturally small baby that needs help such as being in an incubator -  indicates a small challenge ahead that will pay off. In my spiritual books this means someone will be helpful when solving a problem. Your dream also symbolizes your fear of becoming helpless one day. Do you never ask for anyone help? Do you take care of everything on your own? The time will come when you need someone of trust to ask for help.

What does it mean to give birth to a stillborn baby?

This can be a traumatic dream I am sorry you experienced this. To dream that your baby is born less than 24 weeks can imply that something is not finished yet in life. I believe this dream is predominately about “something which is new” in my view, it is all about starting a fresh. Often, in my experience of interpreting dreams a stillborn baby can indicate feeling guilty worried about your own inadequacies. If you are currently pregnant and you have a dream of giving birth to a stillborn baby it can often suggest anxiety over foetal loss. If you noticed complex problems with the placenta in a dream it can foretell that you are not eating properly. The decisions you make are important and there is a focus on nurturing. Perhaps you are relying on other people in order to help you reach your goals? I read in one dream book from that stillborn babies imply being deceived by someone but the dream psychology point of view is that you are worried about a goal not yet achieved – as I mentioned at the start of this interpretation.

What does it say if you dream of a demon baby?

Oh my. There is dreams such as these that might make you think for days when waking up. A demon or evil baby in a dream represents your deepest fears. It could be a complete nightmare dream and I am glad you visited my page to understand why you had such a dream. It can mean you are scared of what you can and can’t do. Are you worried about “life” in general? Is there a new project you’re afraid of? Are you taking on more than you can handle? If yes, then I urge you to think about the bigger picture. Babies naturally wake up crying, and a devil baby can indicate that you are generally worries about new changes ahead. If you are expecting a baby this is not an uncommon dream. If you have children, this dream can just imply that you are coping with being a parent and at times you will find somethings hard.

What does it mean to dream of a baby with a third eye?

I will firstly say; the third eye gives us the ability to see the unseen in spiritual terms. I like to think of the third eye as our own senses. In fact, your intuition. Is it possible to really use the third eye? Basically, this is all about energy and in dreams seeing a third eye is about thinking of how you are using your senses – especially your intuition! To dream of a baby with a third eye is an unusual and rare dream if I may say so myself. It represents that you are aware of danger and awareness, spiritually. You might have encountered someone who can think you can get away with bad behavior - and act carelessly. There is always someone watching, and you should pay extra attention to your surroundings. 

What does it mean to dream of nursing a baby?

I think these types of dreams are wonderful. We all know that being a mum can be incredibly rewarding but also hard work - especially when it comes to breastfeeding and nursing your baby. To see yourself nursing in public can indicate that you are worried about exposing your body - but you should not be. Using a cover while nursing in your dream can suggest that you will think about channelling your inner womanly features. Breastfeeding after all is all about being a super mum. Giving your child the milk they need in your dream is a positive omen spiritually. Think about how wonderful your body is! That you have given human life, even in the dream.

Women have been feeding babies for as long as we have been on earth. After looking at dream psychology, Carl Jung believed baby dreams is one of the most common dreams a parent may have, especially for women. In general, the dream represents your hopes and plans for better tomorrow. To dream of seeing another woman breastfeeding her baby in public can imply that you are being sensitive when it comes to your future and the future of your family because you’ve worked so hard to make life comfortable. I like to think this dream is all about “dedication.” If you’re happy while nursing in the dream this implies your efforts will pay off. Otherwise, you will have to pass a few more obstacles until you enjoy your happiness. For the dream to be adverse in some way indicates that you may encounter a political act in the future.

What does it signify if you’re holding a baby in your dream?

I have had many dreams of holding a baby after giving birth. I think this is a wonderful dream to have and indicates your own maternal instinct if you are a woman. To hold a baby in your dream can imply a new baby is on the cards. In fact, it’s very common for people, especially women who worry too much and always put their family before their own happiness. I will say, that you will be rewarded for the sacrifices you make. 

What does it say if you forget your baby after giving birth in a dream?

Maybe you suddenly in the dream state remember you have a baby but forgot him or her. Not being able to remember where you put your bundle of joy in a dream is common. I myself, have experienced waking up to thinking I left my baby somewhere in those hours of sleep. It can be terrifying – of course until you wake up and realize it was only a dream. I have some great news; the interpretation of your dream is positive. But, like anything these dreams, even though unnerving can imply there is a part of you that feels abandoned, but soon, will feel loved again. This dream also represents feelings of a new start in your life. Look at the other parts of the dream for clues but I would say that you in life it can mean postponing something special?

What’s the meaning of giving birth to a dead baby?

I have covered a stillborn baby above, but seeing a dead baby or giving birth to one in a dream symbolizes the ending of something important in your life. It does not mean that you will literally have a baby who will die. It could be something simple such as a changed point of view or beliefs. The metaphor here is that you will be enlightened through change. Although you will refuse to change at the start, you will realize it’s the best thing to do if you want to improve your future according to my spiritual books. If you are holding onto a dead past, then this is time for a change. There will be a time that you need to walk away from your old self and become a new person. This dream predicts positive endings and beginnings.

What is involved in giving birth in water and how does this effect your dream?

A water birth includes a birth pool filled with warm water and can take place in a birthing center, a hospital or at home. Mothers chose to birth in water to ease up their delivery. A doctor, midwife or a nurse-midwife might assist to guide the mother through the process. I myself nearly gave birth in a pool but could not, due to problems. I think if you are pregnant then this dream is somewhat popular. It could just mean you are worried about the impending birth.

This way of giving birth is suitable for moms who want a natural childbirth without epidurals, medication or C –sections. It’s believed that giving birth in water provides a gentle and more natural experience. To dream of delivering a baby in water pain-free can imply that you have “stable” emotions. Remember that this method of birth creates a more relaxing environment and provides a more pleasurable experience. And although humans weren’t created to give birth in water, many women see water birth as something that allows them to follow their natural birthing instincts. Giving birth in water, in dreams, indicates autonomy and privacy which helps them to deal with situations in life better. Most moms wonder how birth water will affect their baby. Well, as you may or may not know, babies have a natural ‘dive reflex’. Therefore, they are used to closing their airway and not taking a breath while underwater, meaning you don’t have to worry if your baby will swallows water. In fact, babies born in water often appear more relaxed than those born in normal conditions. They’re not crying so much as the other babies because the water allows them to feel more comfortable as they felt in the womb. Giving birth in water provides a less traumatic experience for both the mother and the baby. But there are still risks of inhaling water during delivery. Experts believe this might happen if the head of the baby is brought to the surface before the rest of its body is born. This way, you’re overriding their dive reflex. Also, this might happen if the oxygen supply from their placenta is affected in some way. 

Anyway, don’t worry about this too much if you have some assistance with the delivery. Your midwife or doctor will help you deliver and will pay close attention to the baby’s dive reflex. What does it mean to dream of giving birth in water? To dream of giving birth in water might represent the birth of new ideas and unforgettable experiences. The dream reveals your desire to find an easier way to accomplish your goals. If you dream of giving birth in water also foretells new attitude, fresh beginnings, and some big event coming. Dreaming of giving birth in water calls the attention to your inner child.

What does water signify in dreams?

As you might assume, water is one of the most common symbols in dreams. It’s usually linked to your emotions and the unconscious. To dream of large bodies of water such as ocean, lake or river, it means that your unconscious tries to deliver a message. Are you feeling overwhelmed by different emotions? If yes, your dream reflects your mental state.

What does giving birth in a dream mean?

The general meaning of giving birth in dreams is associated with new beginnings, new situations you will face, new relationships and the transitional phase you’re going through. Are you in your final stages of study? Or starting a new career? If yes, your dream state is predicting a fruitful outcome. You will be rewarded for your hard work and all the efforts. 

To give birth in your dream might symbolize your new attitude toward life. Do you feel like a completely new person ready for the future? Do you feel reborn or revived? If the answer is yes then your dream is portraying this by giving birth to a child, which in fact is giving birth to the new you.

What if the dream of giving birth in water is a nightmare?

If you dream of giving birth in water but it seems more like a nightmare than a relaxing experience, it means you will have to find some other way to accomplish your dreams. Check for other alternatives for your problems because the ones on your mind aren’t the right ones. You will fail to solve your issues if you apply old solutions to new problems.

What is the spiritual meaning of giving birth in water?

There’s a spiritual meaning of giving birth in dreams. The spiritual meaning of delivering a baby in dreams is related to your awakening. You’re experiencing inner transformations that seem scary to you now, but later, you will realize the positive effect they have on your life.

In your dream, you may have

Given birth which indicates hope. Seen somebody else giving birth that is connected to progressing in life. Heard that somebody has given birth means social acceptance. Remembered the day you gave birth indicates success in life. Been assisting at a birth can suggest a new start. Seen a good birth means people will turn to you for advice. Gotten a birth certificate means something will work out in the end. Encountered a difficult birth indicates moving forward. Encountered an unexpected birth can suggest problems in life due to something not seeming real. Given birth to a girl can mean possible inheritance. Given birth to a boy can suggest a problem with a family member. Given birth to twins (or several children) can indicate new beginnings.

Positive changes are afoot if

The dream is positive. The birth is expected. The birth is timely and not premature. The birth produces a healthy baby. You are a parent in the dream anxious to give birth.   

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of giving birth

Happy. Fulfilled. Tired. Amazed. Disgusted. Jolly. Content.


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By Florance Saul
Oct 12, 2012