Being pregnant is one of the most exciting human phases of life. It practically gives us the ability to – as it were – create life. Most people also want to procreate and bring new life to the world. Nevertheless, we have also come to associate pregnancy with much more than just giving birth to a biological human. Thus, expressions like “I am pregnant with ideas” have become commonplace.
That being said, it is also no surprise that people dream of becoming pregnant. While this should not be shocking for the female folk, men are usually unhappy about dreaming and seeing themselves pregnant – which is understandable.
Nonetheless, this article will uncover the different symbolic meanings of being pregnant in a dream. We will also use the Bible as our guide to help us discover common themes regarding pregnancy in the scriptures. So, if you’ve ever had a dream where you were pregnant and have long been perturbed by its meaning, worry no more because we will disclose your dream’s most reliable and likely meanings. Read on!
Dreaming of Being Pregnant Biblical Meaning
1. A Spiritual Attack
Let us begin on a negative note, which is one of the not-so-good interpretations of being pregnant in a dream: a spiritual attack. If you, a young and likely unmarried woman, dream and see yourself pregnant, it is a sign of demonic infestation and oppression. There have been documented cases of demonic activity in which a girl becomes pregnant in a dream and begins to exhibit pregnancy symptoms in real life. In the medical field, this is known as pseudocyesis or phantom pregnancy.
Furthermore, the severity of this kind of dream is also reflected in its frequency. If, for instance, you repeatedly see yourself pregnant in dreams and, upon waking, discover something “funny” is happening within your body. The probability is higher that demonic activity is at work here.
However, this should not be a cause of fear for you because, if you are a child of God, you have power over Satan and his demons. The Bible tells us:
Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Therefore, you should employ the power and authority in the name of Jesus and rid yourself of those pesky demons.
2. A Warning About an Upcoming Pregnancy
Another unpleasant meaning of a dream about being pregnant, especially for an unmarried single lady, is that the dream may indicate that you’ve actually already become pregnant unbeknownst to you!
In this interpretation, the dream isn’t predicting a literal pregnancy or even a symbolic meaning of the fact. Instead, it is indicating that you are already pregnant and may not know it. This isn’t surprising because the mind and body work mystically, where sometimes the subconscious mind can pick up on signals the body is giving even before the conscious mind picks them up.
In this interpretation, the dream may also be a warning to prepare for the responsibility, shame, stigma (if you live in a culture that frowns on pregnancy before marriage), commitment, and significant changes that your pregnancy may bring.
3. Transformation and Growth
Now, let’s discuss a few positive meanings of pregnancy in the dream. The first on this list is “Transformation and Growth“. As we all know, pregnancy is something good and worthy of celebration. Moreover, nothing says “transformation and growth” more than the opportunity to give birth to new life. Therefore, one of the symbolic meanings of pregnancy in dreams is that you may be on your way to experiencing major transformation and growth in your life.
This dream can remind you that you have untapped potential and hidden talents to explore. It can also encourage you to embrace change and step out of your comfort zone to fully embrace the transformative process.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Maybe you have been wary of changing some areas of your life. But this dream may be telling you that it is time to shed old beliefs, habits, or patterns that no longer serve you and embrace a new, more authentic version of yourself.
4. Symbol of Hope and Expectation
As we all know, pregnancy is a powerful symbol of hope, expectation, and the anticipation of new beginnings. Furthermore, it represents the potential for new life, growth, and fulfilling long-held desires. Thus, when you dream of being pregnant, it reflects your deepest aspirations, dreams, and yearning for positive outcomes in different aspects of your life. It serves as a beacon of hope, signaling that exciting developments may be on the horizon.
This expectation and hope are not limited to childbearing (though they are applicable). Consider the following scenario: you are applying for a job at a large corporation, and in the midst of your application, you dream of becoming pregnant. This singular dream may indicate that your job application will be successful.
Dreaming of being pregnant can also instill a sense of optimism and renewed energy within you. It may indicate that you have a reservoir of hope and a belief in the possibility of positive change.
Remember, the Bible promises us that the expectations of the righteous will not be cut short (Prov 10:24). Therefore, worry and fret not, because if you believe, you shall receive!
5. Symbolic of a Creative Project
Finally, dreaming about being pregnant can hold symbolic meaning when it comes to a specific creative project or endeavor you are planning to undertake. This interpretation suggests that the dream represents the gestation and development processes inherent in any creative undertaking.
Similar to how pregnancy involves a period of nurturing and growth before the birth of a child, this dream can mean that your creative project is currently in a crucial phase of development and that your ideas, concepts, or artistic expressions are taking shape and gradually maturing towards their eventual realization.
This dream could also be telling you to pay attention to how you handle your creative project, encouraging you to handle it with care like a mother protecting and nurturing her unborn child. It also implies that your ideas or creations are valuable and necessitate your undivided attention, dedication, and patience. A pregnancy dream also encourages you to create a supportive environment for your project that fosters its growth and allows it to fully develop before sharing it with the rest of the world.
Furthermore, dreaming of pregnancy in relation to a creative endeavor emphasizes the importance of maintaining the integrity and uniqueness of your ideas. This dream suggests that, just as a pregnancy is a private and intimate experience for an expectant mother, your creative project may require a period of incubation away from external influences. It encourages you to protect your ideas from premature criticism or judgment by focusing on nurturing them until they are fully formed and ready for public exposure. This is exceptionally important, as you may not know who has negative feelings or ill will toward your project.
Other Variations of a Dream About Being Pregnant
Dreaming of Being Pregnant as a Man
While it is uncommon and extremely unlikely, men do have dreams about becoming pregnant. Although this may appear strange, it is important to note that the meaning is unlikely to be taken literally. Instead, a dream about a man being pregnant could mean a variety of things, including some of the symbolic interpretations we have discussed here, as well as other things like emotional transformation and fatherhood, a call to unleash one’s creativity, and so on. So, if you are a man and you have had dreams about being pregnant, do not worry. You are not about to get knocked up in real life; instead, your dream may foreshadow big and unexpected changes in your life.
Unmarried Girl Pregnant in Dream Meaning
In Christianity, it is highly inappropriate for an unmarried single girl to become pregnant outside of wedlock. Furthermore, this reaction to an unmarried girl becoming pregnant isn’t only limited to Christians. In many cultures worldwide, it is a shame for an unmarried girl to become pregnant. Thus, if, as an unmarried girl, you dream and see yourself pregnant, it may be an indication of unpleasant and shameful things coming your way. You simply need to pray and ask God to divert any shame coming your way.
Dreaming of Someone Else Pregnant
On the other hand, if you are not the one who is pregnant, but rather have a dream in which you see someone else pregnant, the meaning may vary depending on the context. For example, seeing someone pregnant in a dream who has been expecting the fruit of the womb may indicate that God is finally about to come through for that person. In which case, the dream may be prophetic. If, on the other hand, you dream of a young single becoming pregnant, it could be God revealing secrets (or even secret sins) that young person is involved in. You may either choose to confront them lovingly or pray for them.
Conclusion on Dreaming of Being Pregnant Biblical Meaning
So, as we conclude this piece, we hope we have been able to provide an interpretation that resonates with you. As we said earlier, being pregnant in dreams is not uncommon, especially among women; and as we have seen, the interpretations can also be positive or negative. However, it’s important also to know and understand the place of God, whether the dream is positive or negative. We must pray earnestly for the positive manifestations of our dreams and contend against the negative ones.