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Horrible dreams whilst pregnant :(

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nurseryrhymes1 Fri 10-Mar-17 20:04:23

The last few weeks, I've been having horrible dreams about my baby, absolutely horrible, I wake up crying and shaking. Horrible things like stillbirth etc (that's a tamer version). It makes me feel like a horrible person that my mind wanders off to these places, but I can't control my dreams. I'm scared to sleep because I don't want to have these sort of dreams, they're scary and horrible. Am I the only one who has this? It makes me worry f she's okay inside me, or if she's not okay etc (32 weeks pregnant) and then if I don't feel her I panic etc. Is this normal?sad

Looneytune253 Fri 10-Mar-17 20:16:25

Only time in my life i have ever suffered from nightmares was when pregnant. Full on bawling when i woke up because my beloved dad was trying to kill me.

Jellybabie3 Fri 10-Mar-17 20:21:29

I am only 12 weeks (tomorrow) and i have had bad dreams for weeks. Not necessarily just about the baby, but scary/hurtful ones (family hurt, partner cheating etc etc). Sometimes i have two or more in one night. Its horrid. You have my full sympathy flowers

Jenwen22 Sun 12-Mar-17 12:17:39

I was the same when I first fell pregnant. At first I'd dream I'd miscarriage, maybe a couple of times a week, then it led to dreams about stillbirth during my second trimester. Early third trimester I had nightmares that doctors were telling me to abort the baby because I was worried if I'd be a good mam (obviously couldnt happen at 30 weeks). Now that I'm approaching my due date I'm dreaming about giving birth to him and finally meeting him. I think because pregnancy is such an emotional time and having a baby is such a lifechanging thing, your so emotionally charged that your subconcious goes into overdrive when your asleep hence the dreams. A lot of it for me was worries I had but didn't vocalise, and I found when I started talking about my worries with others and got reassurance from my hospital appts that he is healthy and perfect, that they helped the bad dreams stop. I know theyre scary but try not to worry, its just your biggest fears xx

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