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Odd dreams in pregnancy

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BlueButTrue Thu 21-Sep-17 12:32:02

I'm 32 weeks and have been getting them since the 3rd trimester, but they seem to be getting worse.

I have an incredibly loving family but last night dreamt my dad assaulted me and my mum tried covering up for him. I woke in tears and still feel very upset by it. They're so real (the dreams).

The night previously, I dreamt I was riding naked on a camel. All I remember thinking was "But I've got no bra support!" blush

What is this caused by? I'm not sleeping very well at all and I'm getting a max of 3 hours a night. I'm drained.

Expectingbsbunumber2 Thu 21-Sep-17 12:39:14

In the first trimester nearer the end I was having some crazy dreams. It's quite normal in pregnancy to deeam some weird dreams. I don't know why though.

TiramisuQueenoftheFaeries Thu 21-Sep-17 13:06:03

It's the hormones (sometimes with a dose of stress and processing of big life change thrown in). It's normal and a known phenomenon to have really weird vivid dreams. I promise you, they don't mean anything.

Roxx1516 Thu 21-Sep-17 22:22:15

Il in the same boat iv had really bad dreams previously with my kids and I'm 12 weeks now and Iv started having weird dreams again, I dreamt my little boy fell out his window and I couldn't get to him in my dream and I woke up having a panic attack, I went and checked on the kids straight away! And they were absolutely fine. It really is just a dream, I try not to think about the dreams tho because there not real no matter how bad or good the dream is xx

Roxx1516 Thu 21-Sep-17 22:27:47

I try and relax at least an hour before bed by doing a few relaxation techniques and calm breathing, I like to try to go to bed completely stress free, or il go and light some candles in my bathroom and have a nice warm relaxing bath and just taking it easy. I find this does help a lot I think it might have something to do with hormones and stress levels in my opinion, but just keep trying things out and see if it helps reduce those weird/bad dreams xx

Mumtotwofurbabies Thu 21-Sep-17 22:30:09

I get strange dreams as well. I normally have anxiety dreams before big life events, exams etc...last night I dreamt I was giving birth and all these neurosurgeons were filing in, no-one would tell me vivid and strange. I've also read it's very normal though!

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