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Pregnancy Dreams/Nightmares

Lacye - posted on 09/07/2012 ( 5 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.


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Amber - posted on 06/26/2017




I just had dream me and my boyfriend went to the mall and these two Girks were being rude so one tried to fight me. I'm seven weeks just like I was in my dream . I whooped her ass four times but she kept coming back . I then had to explain it to the cops and he let me go but while I was calling my boyfriend to see where he went she came back and i couldn't figure out where I was so I jumped out a window and ran then woke up sweating

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yeah, i'd be watching that porn every single night if i were you.

actually, though, i had very similar dreams with my second pregnancy. lots of fighting, lots of just wanting to deck people. also lots of nightmares about my daughter turning into a monster and me having to kill her with my bare hands.

one such nightmare, we were in my grandparents' house, in the living room. one wall is a big picture window which overlooks the backyard - they have a quilt that hangs down over it to block out the evening sun. the adjacent wall has a glass door that goes out onto the back porch. in my dream, it was night time and there was a swivel chair on the back porch, just beyond the door, its back facing me. i was sort of sitting on the couch and saw that the back door was easing open. then i saw the chair swivel around and my daughter was sitting in it in just her diaper, leaning back with her arms on the armrests and feet just hanging off the edge of the chair, her skin a grayish white, hair falling out, and her eyes really dark. she smiled very slowly at me and i leaned forward to close the back porch door, to shut her out. next thing i knew, i was fighting with her, my hands around her throat, she was screaming and clawing at me, and then my grandma came in and started screaming at me, and i was suddenly in my old bedroom trying to tell her it wasn't my Julie, it was something else. i picked her up and threw her across the room. she hit the wall and fell down, then crawled up on the edge of the bed and started crying and for a second I thought it really was my Julie, and i forced myself to wake up.

when i think about those dreams, it really terrifies me to think about what could possibly happen to make me flip and think that my daughter was something inhuman.

Richele - posted on 09/09/2012




That's scary Lacye. I would just talk with your doc. I sometimes have really disturbing dreams and I'm not prego. I kept having a dream about one of my kids dying. Saw the funeral and everything. So scary and sad. I was relieved when it went away. Do some research on what you are eating before bed. Sometimes that effects stuff. I understand your issues with taking meds while prego but Melatonin is ok I think. I'd just tell your doc about the dreams and your concerns and see if they can help you. Sorry you are having these and good luck! And if watching porn works then watch it! :)

Lacye - posted on 09/08/2012




I had thought about that but it just worries me to have to take medicine while being pregnant. I'm going to talk to my midwife to see what she thinks about it because it's gotten really bad lately. I'll wake up in the morning looking at my hands to make sure it was just a dream or crying my eyes out because it scared me so badly.

Katherine - posted on 09/08/2012




Oh my gosh. Your hormones must be raging right now. That IS scary. That's some crazy shit. I used to have wacky dreams too. I can't remember any off the top of my head, but some were pretty awful. And I do believe I had some of my 3 year old dying. Maybe you should talk to your doctor and see if you can get some Melatonin to sleep better. Dreamless sleep.

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