It is 3am.
You're wide awake.
It happened again.
What in the world is going on?
Like for real...???!!!
Why is your ex boyfriend in your dreams?
Why in the world are they so freaking real!?
Do you still have feelings for him?
What is going on!?
You're not alone.
Many people report having the wildest, most vivid dreams while pregnant.
Having very vivid dreams during pregnancy is completely normal.
Many people report even having orgasms...
while pregnant and sleeping.
(Seems like a pretty awesome perk, eh?)
For some reason it isn't talked about much though.
Most people fear they have some deep rooted feelings
in why they are having these dreams
fear the backlash of opening up about talking about
the sexual or horrific things they've dreamed.
Only after bringing it up to your doula or
in a mommy board do most people realize
so many people have this same thing happening!
It is normal.
PhD candidates in Montreal have done research on why exactly it happens and it still remains a mystery.
Their thoughts are that because of the huge changes needed in your mind in body, that these dreams are somehow a way of coping with that reality.
The research also didn't show that they had more sexual dreams,
but the intensity could be greater because of fetal movement and possible uterine contractions (which is the same as orgasm);
It could be a cause in the intensity of those dreams.
So, next time you wake up in the middle of the night, contemplating your past relationship and why int he world you'd be losing all your teeth,
just know it is normal.
(And take those perks, lol)
As always if you are experiencing anything that you feel uncomfortable about or feel is outside of the realm of normal, contact your care provider!
Jessica Anne Dill