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Dream Symbol: Birth

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Dream meaning: Birth

Birth If you are not pregnant, to dream of having a baby can symbolize the birth of a new attitude or viewpoint; new project; new recognition or acceptance of your inner child. It can also refer to separating from some recent relationship; release from an old relations; anticipation of a new future. If you dream of your actual child, it may indicate a wish to return to earlier times (and the reactivation of whatever feelings you have about those times); to go back and change the past; a wish that you still had that kind of power or control over your child.


Birth may also be expressed in dreams symbolically as going in and out of holes, caves, or tunnels; swimming, boating, or otherwise navigating through narrow canals.


If you are pregnant, birthing dreams are typical through your pregnancy and may reflect anxiety about your readiness to be a mother. During the third trimester they may serve to actually make your delivery easier.

See also baby, canal, channel, grief.

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30 Personal Dreams and Interpretations so far ↓

  • cintia // Dec 26, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Hi…i once had a dream that i was pregnant..then later ma mum had a dream that i gave birth to a baby girl that looked just like me!…last night,i also dreamt that i was assisting my sis who was pregnant..i helped delivered the baby and they where all mine after that..i took them and took care of them as if they where mine!

  • Cathy // Oct 1, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    I dreamt that I didn’t know I was pregnant and I was on my period. I went to the bathroom and a baby came out. I took the baby out of the toilet and I saw that he was a boy. He was small, like a premie. He seemed to be perfectly healthy. He was so happy and content. He smiled and grabbed my finger. I was crying the whole time. Then I woke up.

  • cassandra // Jun 23, 2014 at 6:09 am

    I have had a hysterectomy and for the past four months I have these dreams - never the same people in them. In one dream my husband had a new family and we both had babies the same ages. And were the same sex .The next dream I had was his ex. Wife and I had babies by him. Mine was a girl hers was a boy and he lived with her not me. But he would come over to my house trying to get with me. Weird thing I lived with my aunt that I never talk to. In another dream aliens had taken over the world and I was trying to save my kids cause I go have four but I ended up having another two kids while running. Then a Mexican lady died and I took her kid. And then I woke up.

  • Bridget // Jun 3, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    I had a dream that I was in a grocery store, and that I was holding my baby boy (I don’t actually have a baby, just had one in the dream) Anyway, I was looking around the grocery store, and he seemed content, not crying. But then he just died in my arms. I didn’t scream immediately when he died, rather, I stood there in shock. My family and friends had run up behind me, asking to hold him. I had then told them that he had died, he just died. I then had a complete meltdown, just uncontrollably screaming and crying about how I had lost my baby. They started comforting me, and I woke up.

  • Tracy // Nov 19, 2013 at 10:37 am

    I dreamt i had twin baby girls in water. The dream is still in my mind can’t help thinking this means something. No not pregnant have no wish to be and can no longer do so.

  • rea // May 22, 2013 at 12:26 am

    My sister dreamed that I was in labor with a baby. I’m in a relationship and I’m trying to have a baby. What is the meaning of her dreams?

  • ana // May 6, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    My dream was that I had a baby girl. She was six months old and could talk already. Her name was Priscilla. I am unable to have any more children, had my tubal (burn and cut.) Can anyone tell me what this could mean?

  • kiki // Apr 12, 2013 at 7:39 am

    i woke up from a dream this morning, that i woke up in the hospital from having a baby. My ex was in the delivery room holding the baby and it was his. but the crazy thing is i have not been with him in years, have 5 children with him already and my tubes are tied. please tell me what this means.

  • Alice // Jan 21, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    I am 16 weeks pregnant. I had an ultrasound at 11 weeks and we only saw one baby. Last night I had a dream that I gave birth to twin boys. What is really weird is that my sister had a dream that I gave birth to twin girls the same night. I wonder what this means.

  • Heather // Jan 16, 2013 at 6:41 am

    Last night i had a dream that i was bitten by a snake while walking up a hill in the rain. as I neared the top of the hill i realised I was pregnant and in labor. with out pain I gave birth to a baby girl with a full head of dark hair. Any Idea what this could mean?

  • rose // Jan 16, 2013 at 6:13 am

    I’ve been trying to get pregnant for a couple of years now..still nothing:( I’ve had dreams of me giving birth to a baby boy a few times.now my mother said she had a dream last night of her giving birth and i was there.i wonder what that means if its a sign that i”ll be pregnant soon? I hope so:(

  • bridgette pledger // Dec 14, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    I had a dream that I had a baby boy at the hospital ..my boyfriend and his folks were present and my family was also there..I gave birth to him and an hour later he died in my arms ..so everyone was crying, taking turns holding him. So my aunt is a preacher and she also prophecized and they were praying for me and the baby. Then he came back to life..I felt myself crying in my sleep .. I woke up because it had scared me.. Can someone tell me what that dream means?!!

  • Farha // Nov 16, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    I had a dream that my brother and I were going out and I had my 6 month old son Samir with me. We got his stroller out the truck and got him out and put his carseat in the stroller. When we were going inside I looked down to check on him and my baby and carseat were gone. In the dream I was afraid I’d left him next to the truck in his carseat and when I was heading back to check I woke up. What does this mean?

  • sinead // Jul 23, 2012 at 5:13 am

    I had a dream last night that I was pregnant and gave birth to twins, but when they were born I could not see them. They were feathers. What would this dream mean?

  • Ariane // May 5, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    I keep having these very disturbing dreams where I am running from something that I am very terrified of and I have a small infant. I keep running and running until I feel as if I will just collapse. When I run far enough to feel safe I stop to check the baby, I uncover him (it’s usually a boy which I have two of) and when I do I discover that the baby has turned into a tiny animal (usually a bunny). After I discover the bunny I have to keep running and the thing almost catches me when I stop again the bunny almost magically disappears and I feel as if I have betrayed him.

    Can anyone help me, I cannot continue to have these dreams they break my heart.

  • Madi // Apr 10, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    I had a dream that I had a baby and then I had to fill out all these papers and i kept renaming her and at first I was gonna name er after me but then I was like nah, I’m not gonna be my mom. So then I named her Morgan but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t Morgan because I kept forgetting the name and then they took my baby away.
    And then they put the baby in the Hello Kitty Treatment Center and I kept forgetting where they put her at. I kept crying for her and I was holding some baby and I thought it was Morgan but then it wasn’t. It was just some other person’s baby named like Antwonisha or something and then I had to give her back :/

  • tiffanie // Dec 5, 2010 at 6:13 am

    In this dream, my close friend all of a sudden gave birth outside in woods. The premature baby fit in my hand, then another baby was born. But they were so small that I was the one in panic, saying let’s get them to a hospital. My friend did not panic. Hours later we took the babies to hospital but was too late, the two newborn premi twins died. I don’t get what it could possibly mean.

  • Crystal // Nov 23, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    I also had a dream weeks after having the ultra-sound dream that I was in the delivery room with my legs in the stirrups and I was arguing with the doctor, about having a c’section. I have always had vaginal deliveries but this one was different. The doctor delivered both babies and all I heard my husband say over and over again was “We have twins” “They are twin girls, they don’t look alike, but they are twins.” Keep in mind I already have three beautiful boys and we are trying for our last pregnancy. I have had a weird feeling like I know it is going to be twins. Before the dreams ever existed I was seeing signs, every time I turned on the T.V they would have an episode on twins or anyone would have a conversation with me outside of the house twins would be brought up. And last but not least my sister in-law called me and said she dreamed I had twin girls who were fraternal and she even gave me the name of one of those twins. Funny thing was, we (my husband and I) were kicking around this name and never told anyone. So I guess we are not the only ones who know now. But after those dreams, I think I will just stick with my instincts.

  • Crystal // Nov 23, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    In my dream It was a not-so-well-lit ultrasound room. All I could see was the monitor and when I looked at the monitor I saw what looked like a baby at about 7 or 8 weeks. As the Tech was working on the size and the other information she was looking for she moved her hand to one side and there were two babies. I woke up when I realized there were two. But I also remember when waking that in the dream I couldn’t see any faces, but I heard the Ultrasound Tech’s voice. (Nice Lady) And all of a sudden I saw her hand on a very pronounced stomach that looked as if they were at least 5 months along maybe even six. And when she placed her hand on the stomach I then realized that her hand was on my stomach. She was touching my very pronounced stomach.

  • Marie // Nov 14, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    I have had several dreams over the last few weeks about having a baby. The dreams are always slightly different, but I keep on waking up missing the child that I met in the dream. I’m only 23 and haven’t ever been pregnant, but the dreams are more and more detailed every time. In the most recent, I had a little baby girl. I remember touching her cheek and feeling her skin. I can remember how heavy she was in my arms, and looking at her thinking how perfect she was. I remember thinking, I can’t believe Kris (my boyfriend) and I made something so beautiful. I really felt as though I had met her, and when I woke up I didn’t quite know what to make of the feeling that I missed this child that didn’t exist..

  • Harry // Oct 21, 2010 at 10:56 am

    I had a dream that my sister in law was pregnant with her first boy. (In reality she and my brother have 3 daughters). In the dream, they were very excited and they had already decided on the child’s name “Andres” which is in reality is the name of my ex-girlfriend’s nephew. My girlfriend and I broke up about 3 months ago.

    Would love to know the meaning of such a weird dream.

  • Lisa // Jun 11, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    I was in a friend’s old house before it burnt down and was looking for a man that I just recently had an affair with.
    I was pregnant and had looked through the cluttered house a few times before finding the man who I am with now, currently and still long-standing boyfriend.
    He was under a ton of blankets and was saying that he could not get out, that he didn’t need to. I went into labor and after a short time gave birth to a girl.
    I have never had a dream where I remembered the sex of a baby, nor the whole birthing process.
    A lady next to him took the baby from me and started to wipe its face with her hand. I went and grabbed a towel and she said that washing her now would not be good. I needed to clean up because I had started to bleed.
    As I turned to leave and find the bathroom I found the other guy and told him it was a girl. He just stood there and stared at her. As I was in the bathroom, my brother and two of his friends were in there talking as I woke up.

  • Sherill // Apr 21, 2010 at 10:04 am

    I dreamt that my birth mark on my right thigh moved to the upper most part of my thigh and expanded into the shape of the state of Texas. What could that mean?

  • soldier // Mar 19, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    A friend dreamt that my wife and I are expecting a baby girl - our first. What does that mean?

  • rendi // Dec 31, 2009 at 8:58 am

    I had a dream that I was pregnant. But it never did say how I had gotten pregnant. So I asked God how did I get pregnant and it was more like he got mad at me for even aasking him why instead of jus being happy. And my first reaction of that was Mary and giving birth to baby Jesus. Because she actually was a virgin. Then I had another dream that I dont remember so vividly about me being pregnant again. But this time I had to have been at least 5 or 6 months because I was showing. But I was at the grocery store with a group of girls that I had went to school with. And I was getting mad because I couldnt find any chip dip for my chips and they were laughing at me because I had gotten so upset.

  • Brooke // Aug 24, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    I am actually writing in with a dream that someone close to me, named Henry, had recently–

    He dreamed that he and I were on a roadtrip with my parents. I was pregnant. I said that I felt something shift, and that I could feel the baby coming. My mom didn’t want to stop, and told me I was probably wrong, so we kept going. As it turns out, the baby was ready to be born. Henry had to deliver the baby. He said all he knew was that the baby belonged to me–he wasn’t sure it was his. Then, he delivered a beautiful baby girl and he looked down where he was holding her in his arms and he was crying. In that moment he knew that she was his. He said that she was so so beautiful, and that he was also aggravated at my mom because she wasn’t listening to me. He said it was like the little girl grew up right in front of his eyes–one moment she was 3, then 11, but she was always beautiful.

  • Tina // Aug 23, 2009 at 2:05 am

    2 nights ago I had a dream that some lady @ a clinic told me I was 8weeks pregnant. I went and told my fiance that I was preggo. I was in shock and afraid to tell him. After I told him, I woke up.

    The last time I had sex was about 8weeks ago. So I’m wondering what this all means.

  • Char // Apr 26, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    I was in a serious relationship for the past few years my boyfriend and I separeted a few months ago. We decided to start dating again shortly after the break up and have been nervous of committing to it again, recently we spent the night together after having an amazing day together as well. The next morning when he woke up he told me that he had a dream that I was pregnant. He couldn’t remember anything else about it just that I was pregnant. He just laughed about it and said we need to be careful that doesn’t happen. I am interested in why he had that dream what it could mean. He never remembers his dreams and says he thinks he doesn’t dream most of the time.

  • Stephanie // Apr 8, 2009 at 7:37 am

    I am pregnant in real life and last night I had a dream that I was holding a Baby Boy who was happy, healthy, and never cried. I was holding him in a convenience store, and everyone was commenting about how sweet and cute he was. - I am 21 wks prego, and still haven’t found out the sex of the baby. Could this mean I am having a Boy?

  • Xaviera // Aug 24, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Had a dream that I was told I was pregnant and that I could give birth at any moment. But I was also told that I was going to be a vessel to give birth to baby rabbits. I painlessly gave birth to a baby girl with a full head of long curly hair. I handed the baby off I gave her a first name but everyone keep referring to using her full name and the last name was one I did not recognize.

    Later in the dream I was sitting at the computer and I had a weird feeling, I reached down and I was giving birth to a baby bunny, painlessly. Once again later in the dream, I don’t know if it was another day or hours later in the dream world I again was sitting at the computer and felt the same weirdness and assumed it was another bunny I got up went to the bathroom which was dark, grabbed the object which turned out to be a leg and gently pulled the baby out. She fell to the floor but so softly it was like she fell on pillows. Both babies on arrival I thought I may have hurt them or that they were stillborn and they had to be coaxed into crying. The odd thing is, I was not prepared to become a mother, there was no anticipation, no excitement, and after they were born no joy. I felt indifferent.

    In the final stages of the dream in that weird stage where you are kind of awake I remember thinking that it was cool that I had twins but being slightly disappointed because I didn’t want to have girls.

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