What Does It Mean When You Dream About Giving Birth?

By on September 4, 2017

This can be an odd dream to have. If you have given birth to children before, then it could be just a blend of your subconscious memories. If you have never given birth before though, having this type of dream could really confuse it. Normally, giving birth in a dream does not mean that you will actually give birth soon in real life. Instead, this dream type is associated with a variety of different dream interpretations.

 Dream About Giving Birth

When you dream about giving birth, it can mean that you are facing great changes in your normal life. You may feel like a new beginning is just around the corner, and you are ready for the emotional, spiritual or physical transformation. If you dream about pregnancy as well, it can mean that great events and changes are just around the corner. If you actually are pregnant though, a dream about giving birth may just be due to your expectations and fears for the future. We will also cover the common variations and interpretations of this dream meaning.

1. Witnessing the Birth of a Child

If you watch someone else giving birth in a dream, it means that you will soon have financial success. If a woman dreams about giving birth, it may represent a sense of happiness or contentment.

2. Lonely Women

If someone is lonely and female, dreaming about giving birth means that she feels like there are rumors about her in real life. When a man dreams that he is giving birth, it means that he is about to go through a difficult time socially or at work.

3. Helping With the Birth

Helping someone to give birth represents abundance and a sense of honor. When there is a good birth, it is a symbol of creativity, happiness and luck. Meanwhile, a difficult birth indicates major issues that you will have to overcome. If the birth in the dream is quite tiring, it may indicate that there are complications ahead of you in life. If the birth is unexpected, it may be a sign of misfortune.

4. Gender

It is said that giving birth to a girl in the dream means that you will soon be free of all of your troubles. If you give birth to a boy, it is said to represent tiredness and fatigue. Having twins symbolizes abundance and wealth. An easy birth also means joy and good luck.

5. You Are Giving Birth

When you are giving birth in the dream, it may mean that you have a new attitude toward life. You recognize that you must make efforts to achieve your dreams and take responsibility for your part in each situation. If you are a single woman, an old wives’ tale says that you will first experience sadness and misfortune before experiencing happiness.

Helping With the Birth

Other Dream Interpretations

Often, giving birth signals that there is good news arriving from abroad or exceptionally good luck. It can mean that good health and financial improvements are in your future. If you hear that someone else has given birth, it means that you will soon be saved from a difficult or complicated situation. It may also mean that you will achieve the success that you have been waiting so long for.

At its heart, giving birth is the ultimate transformation. From the love of two people, an entire other being is born. It is the ultimate new beginning and transformation. As such, a happy birth tends to represent abundance, new beginnings and the ability to work toward what you want.

Obviously, the ultimate meaning of the dream depends on what interpretation you give the dream. If a friend recently gave birth in your waking life, then the dream may just be representing some of the subconscious thoughts, feelings and memories that are going through your head. If you want to start a family, the dream may even be directly related to your desire to have children of your own. To really figure out what your dream means, you ave to figure out the situation in the dream, how you felt in the dream and who was involved. Then, you have to decide how these factors relate to your waking life. By doing this, you can create your own, individualized dream interpretation.

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    Thelma

    March 22, 2020 at 12:21 am

    I had a dream and I had given birth to a babygirl and I didn’t know I was pregnant all I knew was my boyfriends mother was holding this tiny fresh baby girl and she was all happy So I had to ask who baby was that and she Said I just gave birth and I didn’t even remember it later in the dream I asked for the child’s name and she directed me to his son I ask him and he said the name but I don’t remember. Please what that’s this mean

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      web admin

      March 25, 2020 at 3:06 pm

      This dream may be a reflection of your thoughts regarding pregnancy. You are aware that giving birth is a stressful time, and this may have caused your memory to be lost within the dream. You may be thinking about having a child, and it is possible that you have not decided on a name yet. Make a decision about what you want for your future, and take whatever action that you feel is appropriate.

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    Fiakpo Daniel

    March 20, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    I dreamt of helping my professor deliver her baby.. I’m a guy.. a nursing student.. and I helped cut the umbilical cord of the baby and everything was fine.. except that I was a little scared that things would go wrong with the baby.. but he was okay medically and I think it was a boy.. I don’t remember the gender clearly tho.. and actually, my Professor is pregnant 🤰 at the moment.. what could this dream mean

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      web admin

      March 20, 2020 at 4:53 pm

      Considering you are a medical student and your professor is actually pregnant, your dream may just have been created by your subconscious mind because of all the things you already know. Pregnancy is often a sign of transformation though, so perhaps the dream reflects some kind of change in your connection to your professor.

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    Madeline

    March 20, 2020 at 4:55 am

    I had a dream I went to the doctors where they realized I was about to give birth. I easily delivered a healthy baby girl. I am 62, and have had a hysterectomy. During the pre birth appointment I was searching for an exam room and all the doors in the corridor were locked. Also, the doctor was my cardiologist and told me I needed a valve replacement.

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      web admin

      March 20, 2020 at 5:02 pm

      In dreams, pregnancy and birth are often signs of some kind of transformation happening. The fact that you gave birth in the dream may reflect that some kind of change is approaching in your life. The fact that the baby is healthy may mean that the coming change is a positive one for you.

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    Casey

    March 15, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    I had a vivid dream last night.
    I dreamt I had a very long labour with a baby girl and no pain management. I tolerated the pain and moved around until delivery, even visiting a playground while in labour.
    I got to hold my baby girl when she arrived.
    The even weirder this I kept having to poop throughout the labour.
    I am not pregnant at the moment and in fact am a divorced single Mum to two kids. I found this dream very unusual.

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      web admin

      March 16, 2020 at 4:03 pm

      Your dream may be related to your previous experiences regarding pregnancy. More likely, this dream was a reflection of your memories, though with certain changes. Take this time for introspection, as this will help you understand the purpose of this dream.

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    Diana

    March 15, 2020 at 6:50 am

    I dreamed that I gave birth to a male child of an unknown father, which I did not see either in reality or in the dream, knowing that I am single and I have no relationship with any man, then I breastfed the child, and after that I saw him he had grown a little, and I was very happy with him and admired his form

    • web admin

      web admin

      March 15, 2020 at 12:47 pm

      This dream may be a manifestation of your thoughts regarding pregnancy. It is possible that you are thinking about having children. You may know someone in your life who recently had a child. Take this time to determine what you want for your future, and take whatever action that you feel is appropriate.

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    Olivia

    March 13, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    I had a dream where I was giving birth to six babies even though I didn’t know the father or anything.

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      web admin

      March 13, 2020 at 6:51 pm

      Birth is often a sign of transformation in your dreams. The fact that you dreamed you were giving to so many babies alone may mean you feel like you are having to navigate all of the changes in your life alone, and there are many changes headed your way.

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        Diana

        March 14, 2020 at 12:19 am

        I dreamed that I gave birth to a male child, from an unknown father that I did not actually see nor even in this dream, knowing that I am a single girl I have no relationship with any man, and I was very happy with this child and started breastfeeding him, then he grew up a little , and I admired his form

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          web admin

          March 15, 2020 at 2:39 pm

          This dream seems to be a reflection of your thoughts regarding pregnancy. You may be interested in having a child, or you may have spoken with someone who recently gave birth. Take this time to determine what you want for your future. Take whatever action that you feel is appropriate.

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    Mar

    March 6, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Hi,

    I had a dream that I’m going into labor while I was hiking. I wanted to continue hiking but when I couldn’t take it anymore, I decided to come down and go to the hospital.

    I didn’t really give birth in my dream; I just went to labor. Lol what does this mean? I’m not married. I’m single in my 20s. 😅

    • web admin

      web admin

      March 12, 2020 at 9:32 pm

      Labor and pregnancy are the ultimate transformations, so this dream may just symbolize an approaching change or transformation in your life. The fact that you are hiking may be symbolic of a change that comes from nature or perhaps fitness-related things.

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    Precious Jasper

    March 3, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    I had a dream of myself giving birth successfully alone at home with no labor pains and later my boyfriend came to cut the ambilical cord

    • web admin

      web admin

      March 4, 2020 at 6:51 pm

      Your dream may be a reflection of your thoughts regarding pregnancy. It is possible that you feel the strength of your connection may have influenced this dream. Nourish your connection with your partner by sharing your kindness and compassion at all times.

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    prinku

    March 2, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    hai,
    I had a dream in which I am helping an unknown woman to give birth.I could see the baby’s face first and by holding gently i took the baby out very easily and hold it with my hands with some blood over the body and seeing the baby very happily .
    smiling.I dont know the woman whom I am helping and also i dont know whether the baby is a boy or a girl.
    please may i know what this dream tells about.
    many thanks in advance.

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      web admin

      March 3, 2020 at 3:10 pm

      Pregnancy and birth in dreams typically indicate an approaching change or transformation in your life. The fact that the change is happening to someone else in the dream may mean you feel like your role is to help someone else achieve a major change or transformation in your waking life.

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    Amber

    February 26, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    I had a dream last night that I gave birth to a tiny little baby girl. I don’t think I even felt pregnant or knew I was pregnant, all of a sudden I felt something and then I reached down and I could feel her head and I pushed once and pulled her out – no pain or anything! I pulled her on my chest she was so tiny. My husband was laying next to me sleeping. I feel like the baby and I were communicating through our thoughts but I can’t remember the details. It felt like a positive dream and symbolic about positive changes in my life. I was completely surprised by it but felt calm and happy about it in the dream even though I don’t want children right now and haven’t been thinking about it recently. This article resonated with me, thank you for sharing it! If you have any thoughts I’d love to hear them 🙂

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 26, 2020 at 4:08 pm

      Birth is often a sign of change and transformation in your dreams, so this dream probably doesn’t relate directly to childbirth. The fact that you feel positive about the baby and are communicating with it shows that you feel positive about the upcoming change in your life.

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    Ana

    February 26, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    I had a dream that I gave birth to a girl, who was in breech position, but also came out with 3 extra fingers. Both my parents were with me

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 26, 2020 at 4:09 pm

      A birth may symbolize change or transformation. The fact that the baby was breech may mean you think the change could be difficult. Meanwhile, the added fingers could mean the change isn’t quite what you expected it to be.

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    Olivia

    February 25, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    I had a dream where I gave birth to a yellow female baby,pretty easy and I breastfed it.my could also see my mum in the dream…..

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 26, 2020 at 9:59 am

      The yellow could be a sign of jaundice, or it may represent an emotion like happiness. Pregnancy is a symbol of change in your dreams, so this dream may mean you feel like a change is coming that will bring happiness. The presence of your mother may also mean you feel like your mother will be supportive and positive about the change in your life.

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    Ashley

    February 25, 2020 at 6:46 am

    I had a dream I was being wheeled to labor and delivery while pushing in labor and my fiancé was there but I’m not pregnant

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 25, 2020 at 4:03 pm

      This dream may be an indication that you are thinking about pregnancy. You may have recently spoken with someone about children or childbirth. Make a decision about what you feel is appropriate. You may want to speak with your partner about your thoughts and feelings, and give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well.

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    Priyanka

    February 24, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    I was seeing someone c section in my dream.it was like class.but they din say about boy baby or girl baby.i felt that operation feel .what this dream mean please someone reply.y this dream came

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 24, 2020 at 8:41 pm

      The birth may represent some kind of transformation approaching in your life. The fact that it was so traumatic and surgery may mean you aren’t sure if you are ready for the transformation, or you are afraid of it. Thankfully, the actual changes in your life will most likely be easier than what happened in your dream, so I wouldn’t worry too terribly much about it.

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    Alexa

    February 23, 2020 at 6:13 am

    I had a dream where I gave birth to a child alone in a kitchen standing up, pretty old school. But it was very easy and not painful at all. I told my friends and family about the birth and I thought lI was going to be a “single mom”. I felt pretty neutral the entire time.

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 23, 2020 at 6:37 pm

      Your dream could be an indication of your thoughts regarding pregnancy. Make a decision about what you feel is appropriate for the future. If there is someone in your life that you want to nourish a relationship with, then speak with that person about your thoughts and feelings.

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    Caroline

    February 21, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    I dreamt that i gave birth, I am not married and my fiancee is abroad, and the pregnancy is unexpected. What does it mean

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 25, 2020 at 4:44 pm

      Dreams about pregnancy are often indications that you are thinking about childbirth. You may want to take an opportunity to reach out to your partner, as your relationship will be strengthened if the two of you are able to spend time together. Share your thoughts and feelings with him, and give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well.

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    Ghie

    February 21, 2020 at 10:43 am

    I dreamed about giving birth on my own and I was so happy while holding the child. What does it mean?

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 25, 2020 at 4:55 pm

      This dream is a reflection of your desires regarding pregnancy and children. It is possible that you recently spoke with someone about childbirth. Make a decision about what you feel is appropriate, and take whatever action you feel is acceptable.

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    Els

    February 19, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    I dreamt of giving birth to Triplets in the presence of my family members and nieces, 2 girls and I wasn’t sure if the other one was a boy or girl. It was an extreme easy birth, my family members were happy and were all there. I am single.

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      Els

      February 19, 2020 at 11:42 pm

      *Triplet

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        web admin

        February 25, 2020 at 5:35 pm

        Your dream could be an indication of your desire to have children. It is possible that the triplets were indications of various social relationships that you may maintain. You may have recently spoken with someone about children or childbirth. Make a decision about what you want for your future, and take whatever action that you feel is appropriate.

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 25, 2020 at 5:35 pm

      Your dream could be an indication of your desire to have children. It is possible that the triplets were indications of various social relationships that you may maintain. You may have recently spoken with someone about children or childbirth. Make a decision about what you want for your future, and take whatever action that you feel is appropriate.

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    Cici

    February 7, 2020 at 7:26 am

    I dreamed I had a very very easy birth. My boyfriend was also with him. Very supportive and helping me. Did not see the gender of child. The doctor was also there and birth was so easy. Doctor didn’t have to do anything. Also, at the same time as me giving birth in my dream, two strangers got hit by a car and died. I never saw the death happen. Just the buzz in the hospital.

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 7, 2020 at 5:56 pm

      Birth is often representative of change or transformation. Your dream may represent a change approaching in your life. COnsidering your boyfriend is in the dream, it may mean you feel like there is some kind of change approaching in your relationship.

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        Cherry

        February 22, 2020 at 7:05 pm

        I have a dream that my friend is giving birth to his baby boy and while she in pain I’m in beside her hugging her.

        • web admin

          web admin

          February 25, 2020 at 4:26 pm

          Dreams about pregnancy are often indications of your thoughts regarding children. Your friend may be pregnant, or perhaps you have recently spoken with someone about childbirth or pregnancy. If there is someone in your life who is about to have a child, then do what you can to be supportive to them.