Extreme Pregnancy Dreams/Nightmares

Lacye - posted on 09/07/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




I have really needed to get this out because I have started to freak out. I am currently 19 weeks pregnant with my second child. With my daughter (pregnancy 1), I would have the crazy preggo dreams, but most of them were more hot than anything else. With this second child, I have been having some pretty scary nightmares.

One nightmare that keeps reoccurring is I am standing on a bridge with my 3 year old daughter Lily. She is playing around, nothing serious and then next thing I know she falls off the bridge and I'm too far away to save her from falling. I get to the edge of the bridge and I look down and start screaming because she has hit the concrete below and her skull is shattered.

The next one that freaks me out is I am standing around outside with some friends and family (me pregnant of course) and all of a sudden I look at my hands and they are covered in blood. I look back up and all of my friends and family are dead. Sometimes I have slit their throats and sometimes it is more gruesome than that. But each time I have that particular dream, I am killing these people and I have a smile on my face.

There have been a few other dreams where I am in fist fights (while pregnant) and most of the dreams I have had lately have been extremely violent.

Now I am not the violent type of person, I never have been. But I just have no idea where all of it is coming from. Most of the time, I am extremely passive when it comes to certain situations. I just can't figure this out.

Oh and the only way I can get a good night's sleep with no dreams at all is if I watch porn before I fall asleep. It's weird but I'm being serious.


Elfrieda - posted on 09/07/2012




I've been having horrible dreams like that, too. I find that moving to a new location to sleep, like going to the guest bedroom or sofa, or even just turning around so my head is where my feet were, really helps prevent another bad dream when I fall back asleep.


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Jennie - posted on 11/27/2012




I have just awoken from a dream (25 weeks preg), I was hunting a monster who was turning my brother into a progressively smaller infant and then decaying in my hand. He had was a demon I guess (that was inducing this) and I would watch my brothers soul leaving him repeatedly as the demon did this over and over. I also had another pregnancy dream where my brothers were captured and butchered, and another man was put in a cardboard box and put in the washing machine (in the box) as punishment and a crowd stood around watching and laughing.

I am extremely suseptible to (night terrors, sleep paralysis) so I am not as easily shaken by these occurances as some. I have been trying to figure out the source of all this as well, I can only assume its hormones that come with pregnancy, a predisposition for vivid dreams (such as being a visual/creative person), but also perhaps blood sugar (in my case low blood sugar). I have also considered low iron levels, although I take suppliments.

Thank you for you post, I am not violent either, but my dreams come straight out of hell, much worse during pregnancy. I wish I had an answer for you, I can only tell you in my case that I had sleep disturbances before, so at the least (if you have normal dreams otherwise) be thankful it will be over eventually, and that it is for a wonderful cause.

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