For some people, the first sign of a pregnancy could come to them in a dream. There are some types of dreams that people believe predict pregnancy — if anything, they're at least an indication that you're thinking about it. It all depends on how you interpret these nightly visions.
There different ways to approach dream interpretation. First, some dream interpreters see symbols in dreams as a very personal and individualized experience. “I look at dreams from a psychological perspective. It’s what your associations are that counts,” Layne Dalfen, Dream Analyst and author of Have A Great Dream, tells Romper via phone. For instance, say a person dreams about fish. A person who keeps an aquarium and has pleasant associations with fish would interpret the symbol very differently than someone who is extremely allergic to eating seafood. It’s all about your own experiences with various symbols and what they mean to you personally.
It’s generally important to keep an open mind and think symbolically when interpreting dreams. “Your dreams are a reflection of your day. In fact, they can be brutally honest commentary! Except they speak to us in metaphors rather than in literal language,” Lauri Quinn Loewenberg, Professional Dream Analyst, tells Romper via email. Whatever you think about dreams and their interpretations, here are some ways an early pregnancy may make itself known in your subconscious.
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