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Holding Baby In My Dreams
Unknown: Since there is no way to research this area (babies don't converse or describe events) there is no way to know. Age regression hypnosis has been able to tap that information as far back as 2 yo, when kids worry more about abandonment or getting lost than anything. Younger kids? No one knows. ...Read more
Dream interpretation: Dreams are rarely literal. Baby seals can stand for anything that has a unique meaning for you. A general meaning would be someone helpless or vulnerable. Your unique connections will be of more use. Logic is an obstacle. Let your mind wander. Who is "just a baby seal". ...Read more
Difficult issue: I think all of us would like to understand why we react to life/situations the way we do and or why it differs from how others seem to. Media has noted this can produce problems in life, Studies have also shown that the idea can be implanted or acquired as an easy reason for problems.Counseling with a well trained therapist is a good way to start, but be leary of the easy answer. ...Read more
No one can say: Oh, if only we still had dr. Sigmund freud with us! But since his time, with ideas that dreams are "wish fulfillment" fantasies, the best guess is that dreams are what we experience as our brains go about consolidating and organizing our recent experiences. You may have thought of having a baby recently or know or heard of someone expecting or having had a baby, and so on. A good dream! ...Read more
? U want to have baby: Or are wishing for a grandchild, or have some guilt regarding having or not having had a baby. Or might not mean anthing at all. ...Read more
There is not one: Universal meaning for a dream. It may have many meanings for the same person. You would need to explore this further to understand it's specific meaning for you. ...Read more
What does it mean when I dream about having a baby? Always a baby boy this is like the 3rd dream with in the last couple of weeks
Perhaps you want one: Symbolism in dreams can be highly personal and often requires the person to think carefully about it. Still, a recurring dream is usually significant, and something you may want to try to figure out the meaning of. The simplest explanation is that you would like to have a baby boy, but that may not be correct in your case. What could a baby boy mean to you? What thoughts and feelings come up? ...Read more
Baby dreams: Our dreams often reflect our desire.Get a more detailed answer ›
Baby dreams: Dreams about babies can mean many things -- and the best person to interpret a dream is the dreamer herself/himself. We all have unconscious associations to symbols like that, and these associations are very individual. Have you been consciously considering having a baby? Are you birthing a new project? Contemplation may reveal your unconscious dream messages to yourself -- or speak w/therapist. ...Read more
Before birth: Rem (rapid eye movement) sleep, the stage of sleep when most dreaming takes place, is present before birth, and at birth comprises about half the sleep cycle, declining gradually to about 25% into teenage and adulthood. Nightmares occur during rem sleep, but night terrors occur during deep non-rem sleep. Both can start during infancy. ...Read more
My 15month old baby won't drink milk in a regular cup only in his bottle still how can I take that away? Is it normal for him to have bad dreams?
Put water in it: Infants are pattern driven and find change difficult. If you put water in the bottle it becomes boreing but may fill a self settling need. It will also keep him hydrated until he comes around. If you put the good stuff in a hard nose sippy cup and leave a few empties around the house as reminders, he can decide to change onn his own terms. ...Read more
If you have a pregnancy dream, does it mean you could be pregnant I have pregnancy symptoms and had a dream about having a baby does it mean anything?
Dream: Having a dream about being pregnant does not mean you are pregnant, but if you think you are the pregnant, the best way to be out of doubt is to have a pregnancy test. ...Read more
Pregnancy test: Only one way to find out...Get a more detailed answer ›
Difficult issue: Most women have at least one such fear/dream during pregnancy.I think you would be odd if you did not. Cord incidents do happen, but rarely. The baby flips the most during the 10-14 wk period. But nature tolerates these events. I have had a baby with 5 neck wraps that grew up, was a cheerleader and graduated a few yrs ago. I have seen a kid with 3 true knots in the cord who did well. Good luck. ...Read more
I had a dream I was pregnant and my water broke, my grandma who past was. There. The baby was almost out when I woke up. What does this mean?
Forgot my crystal: Ball! (:The meaning of the dream is very individual. The dream would need to be analyzed in the context of your life to provide useful interpretation. Take care. ...Read more
My bf and I both had the same dream last night that we had a baby girl. Then he said he can't wait to have kids with me/a baby. Could I be pregnant?
Check a test: You can answer the question yourself with a pregnancy test. ...Read more
I started having nightmares in my early pregnancy. I dream of alien baby, wild animals which I need to defend for my life. How could I reduce those?
You're normal. REALLY: First thing, know that what you are experiencing is common, even normal. Animal themes in dreams are often tied to the increased awareness that we too are part of the animal kingdom. Your mama-bear instincts may also be preparing your to battle for your baby (if needed). Journal your dreams in detail and look for recurrent themes. Also, try additional ways to be mindful, at peace, before bed. ...Read more
As a child I was molested badly and now when I sleep at night I dream of men trying to rape me. How do I get over this?
I dream about becoming a pediatrician. Can you tell me how a doc deals with a child-patient loss, cuz I'm afraid of not being able to save a kids life.
My baby is 4 months and 2 weeks old and sometimes she refuses to drink her formula. She sometimes dream feeds so when she is almost asleep then she will feed. She has about 4 wet nappies a day. What can I do and should I be concerned?
If you are starting some baby cereal and or baby solids, they often will not take as much formula as before.
As long as she urinates/stolls everyday and weight gain continues without any other symptoms, this is probably in the normal range and can be observed. Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more
Can nightmares hurt my unborn baby? I have been experiencing very vivid dreams that cause my anxiety and blood pressure to go up.
Nightmares will NOT hurt your baby!! (BTW the reverse may be more common eg: fear of harming your baby--giving nightmares. Discuss your SLEEP HYGIENE with your Primary Care Provider! See what the reason for your vivid dreams may be...ask your OB-GYN if he/she has a suggestion BUT STOP WORRYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hope this helps.....Good Luck
Dr Z ...Read more
I had a newborn baby days ago and haven't slept at all. I feel very confused, hearing voices imagining conversations and almost dreaming while awake?
Sleep deprivation: Have someone watch the baby for several hours each day or night so you can get some sleep. If that does not resolve your symptoms you will need to get additional help and evaluation. If you have any thoughts of hurting yourself or others please seek help immediately by calling 911 or going to the emergency department. ...Read more
What does this mean? I have been having dreams occasionally that my boyfriend and I are expecting. Last night I had a dream that I was pregnant, I was 16 weeks pregnant but could feel the baby inside me, but he wasn't moving.
Hello.: Hello. Although I do dream analysis with my patients, it is something in which the patient ultimately interprets their own dream in the context of their own life. Yes, there are books that tell you what different things are supposed to mean. But, frankly, dreams may have multiple interpretations at different levels that apply. I wouldn't put too much stock into someone telling you what your subconscious is trying to say to you after reading two sentences sent via email. Take care. ...Read more
Child (7), no history of health issues except seemingly sudden amblyopia, says he feels "fuzzy, like dreaming, dizzy" - does this warrant an ER visit?
Yes: You are describing a sudden and a new onset of neurologic symptoms, if you are unable to reach his doctor after hours then you will need access to medical care urgently. Take care, ...Read more
Husband and I want baby. Taking folic acid also. I keep having dreams of me and my baby. Why? Irregular periods after d&c due to miscarriage. Please help
I like the dreams: Well your dreams sound positive! While there are a host of physical, hormonal, and not uncommonly, medical issues with a partner that can contribute yo infertility, it seems women are more likely to get pregnant when they feel safe. So have a simple check up. Get some reassurance. Not infrequently it takes time, more than a year or so, even for quite fertile couples to conceive. ...Read more
Lightheadedness, tightness in my head, pain in my neck, cant stay on any tasks almost like im living in a dream kind of feeling I'm a stay at home mom and it started after my second child was born I talk in my head like I would if reading a book on my own
Seek supportive Tx: You might try your OBGYN for a good referral to a specialist mothering psychotherapist. Especially if the birth was recent, this may be like post-partum depression. It's not unusual to need some help through these times and you'll feel much better once you find some. Your children will benefit too as will all those who are close to you. Don't wait. This time is precious for all of you. ...Read more
The partner that I'm with forces me to have sex with him. His family dreamed a baby and know I'm 12weeks pregnant, I don't want it and want to termin?
Who can help you?: I'm really concerned about you. If your partner forces you to have sex, it sounds like an unsafe relationship. If you have a friend or family member you can trust, talk to them. You still have the option to terminate the pregnancy, but it might affect your safety if your partner finds out. 408-683-4118 is the gilroy women's shelter. Please call and see if they can help. ...Read more
I've been having vivid dreams. About having a baby. And pregnancy. Then I wake up crying? Could I be preggo?
It's on your mind: Unprotected sex near the time of ovulation is necessary. If you had it, it may be in your mind as a fear, concern or hope. The dream, no matter how intense or realistic is not evidence - but if you miss your period - do a test or have one done w/ an exam. Those are the results to believe. If you don't want a baby now, always use protection - for avoiding STDs it is the smart way to have sex. Best! ...Read more
Hello, I delivered my baby girl Feb 3, 2015. She was stillborn. I lost my uncle July 31, 2014. and my sister Jan 11, 2015. I'm having a very hard time grieving and having terrible dreams. People tell me it's the post pregnancy depression mixed with my gri
Seek prof. Help: You are suffering from severe grief, which can lead to depression and anxiety. Multiple losses like this can produce insomnia, loss of appetite, episodes of crying, and feelings of hopelessness. I recommend you seek help from an experienced psychologist. Ask your doctor for some anti-anxiety medication that will help with sleep. Avoid alcohol and staying in bed all day. Take walks with friends ...Read more
Scan showed my baby had hydrops by lungs and heart. I ended pregnancy at 26 weeks. I feel guilty constantly and can't move on? I'm having bad dreams
Get counselling: You need to see a professional counselor to discuss this issue at length. Making the decision with regret can lead to depression which will not go away until it is addressed. You must remember that this pregnancy was NOT normal and would have required special care both emotionally, physically, and financially had it lived, that perhaps you would not have been able to given. ...Read more
I have nightmares of a guy getting in my bed & holding me& some I can't tell if fake or not& I can't sleep 4 days after what will make my dreams stop?
Get help: Nightmares can have many causes, eg. stress, trauma, medication, depression. Ask your pcp for referral to a mental health professional for an evaluation and guidance. Meantime, avoid scary images, etc. On the news, media. This too will pass. See: https://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003209.htm I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
Different meanig to: Those on the physiology side see dreams as only nonsense that the brain creates from fragments of images and memory. For centuries, however, people have looked at their dreams as both omens and insights into their own psyches. Many think dreams are full of symbolic messages that may not be clear to us on the surface. ...Read more
Much interesting research finally being done.
Certainly seems this 1/3 of our lives is important, no;essential.
I suggest you start a dream diary using either writing or recording these 3 things upon awakening: i)how you feel emotionally, though fleeting; 2) narrative of dream 3) emotionally meaningful event in last 24 to 48 hrs. Then later that day, impact as personal poem. Themes will emerge. ...Read more
Can be anything: Dreams are a way for the brain to organize recent experiences, process memories, and put both into context with regard to our past experience and understanding. They also provide an avenue to unattained desires. While there are common adjectives used to describe dreams (i.e. bad dreams. nightmares, wet dreams, day dreams, etc.), the subject matter of dreams is infinite and not easily classified. ...Read more
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