You wake up in the middle of the night, heave your pregnant self to the bathroom and find that you’re already wet. You start to panic. Did your water break? Did you pee all over yourself? Oh wait. Weren’t you having a hot and heavy fantasy moments before you woke up? Ah. That explains it. Sex dreams while pregnant are a totally normal occurrence, and may even be something to look forward to come bed time (because getting up to pee every hour and not being able to find a comfortable sleeping position has ruined the experience.)
It’s no surprise that woman may find themselves fantasizing more when there’s baby on board. During pregnancy, What To Expect notes that there’s an increase of blood flow to your most erogenous zones, including your breasts and groin, which can make the areas more sensitive. Add in the extra levels of estrogen and increased vaginal secretions, and it’s a wonder all pregnant women don’t wake up from dreaming about Ryan Gosling every night.
Even if sex is the absolute last thing on your mind, having an orgasm-inducing dream can still happen. And when they do, you may wonder what they mean. Here, an analysis of three common pregnancy sex dreams.