Dreaming of giving birth is commonly associated with a fresh start, a new idea flourishing, or the beginning of a new stage of your life.
The dream may literally be about giving birth. Other variations of the dream involve emerging from a cave or isolated place as a new self.
What Dreaming of Giving Birth Means
The birth dream definition suggests you are entering an exciting new phase in your life. It is about the birth of new ideas and attitudes, major events, perhaps even a new you.
The dream has nothing to do with whether or not you may be pregnant. It is about a much more general sense of fresh, exciting new beginnings.
To dream of giving birth – or of someone else you know giving birth – represents new possibilities or a chance to start over again.
When a birth dream has negative connotations it is believed to represent an anxiety toward getting pregnant relating a social, moral, religious or medical factors. Examples could include a woman who wants a baby but is struggling with fertility issues, or a woman who is sexually active and fears having a baby.
Other variations of the dream include giving birth to twins, representing conflicting ideas; dying during childbirth, representing a transformation, the end of something old and the beginning of something new; or giving birth to a monster, which can represent a hidden part of you that you are afraid of expressing.
In most circumstances the interpretation of the birth dream is positive and suggests an exciting new phase of your life. In which case, good luck and keep thinking those positive thoughts. You are in a phase of fresh beginnings, giving birth to new ideas and positive thoughts.
Women dreaming of giving birth in positive circumstances are affirming themselves as healthy and feminine – the dream is sometimes thought to be a signal the woman feels emotionally and physically ready for motherhood. If this is the case, the dream will simply confirm what you already feel.
If the birth dream causes anxiety it could be a symptom of a sexual health issue you are struggling with.