McDreamy's Your New OB?: 17 Strange -- but Common! -- Pregnancy Dreams

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Sally Schultheiss on Oct 1, 2010 at 1:23PM

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a Sally Schultheiss on Oct 1, 2010 at 2:18PM

It’s every mom-to-be’s worst nightmare, but don’t worry, it has nothing to do with the actual outcome of your pregnancy, Holloway says. Instead, this dream is really your subconscious working through its anxieties over the outcome of the birth, imagining what it would be like to experience this worst-case scenario. “It can be almost like a performance anxiety dream,” she says. “What bigger performance is there? You’re thinking, ‘Am I going to bungle this?’” But on the plus side, it also shows that you’re gaining a heightened awareness of baby’s physical presence and are preparing to protect it.

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