I keep hearing that pregnant women experience very intense, vivid dreams. Pregnancy forums are full of those dreams. They seem to mostly fall into two categories: Dreams about giving birth to various human and non human creatures, and dreams where their loved ones are betraying them. I also see a lot of dreams where the baby has already been born, and the mother forgets about it.
I’m 12 weeks pregnant, and haven’t experienced any of this yet. On the contrary, my sleep quality has gone down. I need more sleep than before, but it has become very difficult to actually get any high quality sleep, my body just doesn’t shut down as it did. I feel sore and sick, and need to get up at least once a night to use the bathroom!
I have noticed a few subtle changes. Earlier, most of my dreams took place at dawn. The background was usually a foggy, grey morning. Now, most dreams take place in bright daylight. It has also become easier to recall actual memories from my own childhood, both in waking life and in dreams.
For you who have recorded your dreams while pregnant, did you notice any changes? Did they change more as the pregnancy progressed?