What does it mean when you dream your child dies? Have you ever had a dream of a baby dying? Well, I have – several times. Not just any baby; the dreams were that my baby died. So, relax your mind, and let me take you through the meaning and everything you need to know.
I agree that this is one nightmare that no mother wants to have. You wake up with a very bad feeling of fear and disgust.
From research, I found out that many women experience these kinds of dreams – especially during pregnancy, and they are called ‘pregnancy dreams.’ As I mentioned earlier, I have not only researched extensively about such dreams, but I have also encountered them many times.
So, allow me to take you through the journey of finding out what it means to have a dream of a baby dying. Also, we will address all other concerns and questions you might have.
Let us get into it already, shall we?
What Causes Such Dreams?
Before we go further, let us get this straight. When you have a dream that a child was born or a child dies, it doesn’t mean it will happen.
In fact, there is no correlation whatsoever that connects your dreams of a baby dying with reality. So, now that you are aware of this fact, let us talk about the reason behind such dreams.
The mind is a powerful part of the human psychology, and scientists believe that negative thoughts and dreams are a human mechanism for achieving balance.
For example, when a person is overwhelmed by a thought or situation, there is a tendency for a bad thought to creep in. Scientists say this is the mind’s way of creating psychological balance.
When these thoughts are unresolved or cause fear in the individual, it stays in the subconscious. As you know – or should, during sleep, your subconscious comes alive. Your dreams are a product of thoughts that are unresolved and stored in your subconscious.
They have no effect on your reality and, most importantly, do not have any effect on your unborn or growing child.
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What Does It Mean When You Dream Your Child Dies?
When you dream that your child dies, it means you have thought about it or had similar thoughts. If you have had such relating thoughts or triggers, your brain continues to process them when you are at sleep.
Interestingly, it may be a thought or trigger from weeks before – that you have totally forgotten about. So, when you dream that your child dies, it means you have at a point in time had such an emotion, thought, or trigger.
Below, we have highlighted a few emotions that can lead to you having dreams about your child dying. Believe me when I say your dream is related to at least one of the following. So, try not to be too hard on yourself.
3 Emotions that Can Lead to Dreams That Your Child Dies
1. Worry About Health or Survival of Your Child
This is a no-brainer, really. When you worry about the health or survival of your child, there is a high tendency to dream about her death. Worry is a very strong emotion that is often postponed and left unresolved.
So, the meaning behind your dream that your child died may be as a result of your worrying about the baby’s health or survival.
However, you should know that the dream does not have any effect whatsoever on the child. The fact that you had a dream that your child died, doesn’t mean the child will die.
There is no relationship between your baby and the dream – you should be aware of this. If you are having repeated nightmares, you should try to stop worrying – and you will see that the dreams will fade out.
2. Fear of Losing Your Baby
There is a famous saying that fear brings torment. Fear can arise from anything and can lead to damning consequences.
If you have ever had concerns relating to you losing your baby, then you may have allowed fear enter into your heart. This fear can, in turn, lead to you having dreams about losing your baby.
When you notice that the dreams are repeatedly coming, you should try to expel the thought from your mind. Once the thought is out and you are no longer afraid, the dreams will come to an end.
3. Anxiety About Your Baby
Yes, anxiety can cause you to have certain dreams. For example, you are experiencing anxiety over a significant change or an expectation. It can translate to your dreams.
In a situation where the anxiety is something related to your baby or unborn child, you are sure going to dream about it. So since the death in dreams doesn’t mean death in real life, expect the plot to be twisted when you dream about it.
Also, try to ease yourself and calm your mind. It can help put an end to the dreams.
Dreams of Dead Babies Symbolize Life Changes
As you know – or should, dreams result from life changes that have happened in the life of an individual.
It is normal for an individual to dream about a new change in life, such as moving to a new location, or meeting a new person. The same goes when you are having a baby or have just had a baby.
When a woman is pregnant or has just had a baby, this counts as a very significant change in her life. This change can lead to dreams which may be centered on dreaming of dead babies.
You need to understand that this is majorly because of the life changes. So, you do not need to overthink the situation because having that dream does not mean your child will die.
Is There a Supernatural Reason Behind Dreams About Dead Child?
Suppose you have made the mistake of talking to too many neighbors and family friends about your dreams. Then they must have told you there is a supernatural connection to the dreams.
I always warn against seeking advice and counseling from friends and neighbors when it comes to issues of motherhood and counseling. There is so much information out there – many of which have no scientific backing.
If you must talk to anyone about issues relating to pregnancy, motherhood, or parenting, make sure you are speaking to a professional. The only thing worse than ignorance is misinformation, and trust me when I say you do not want to act on misinformation.
To answer your question directly – No, there is no supernatural reason behind dreams about a dead child. You are experiencing a dream born out of unresolved thoughts and fears.
Clear your mind, and occupy them with only good thoughts. When you do, you will notice that there will be an end to the dreams.
How To Stop The Dreams About Dead Child
Wow! This is the best part of the entire session – providing solutions. I enjoy providing professional guidance to issues pregnant women, nursing mothers, and caregivers face daily.
Normal or not, there is nothing funny about a pregnant woman having a dream that her baby died. The feelings after such dreams can be terrifying and heartbreaking. Yes, I am speaking from experience.
Whether or not these dreams have no significance, no one wants to continue having them. So, how can you stop the dreams about a dead child? Let us find out.
Below, we have highlighted three ways in which you can put an end to dreams about the death of your child.
3 Ways To Stop The Dreams About Dead Child
1. Handle Your Emotions
At the end of the day, a lot of things come down to your emotions. How you handle your anger and anxiety triggers go a long way in determining your emotions.
Apart from being super great for your overall well-being, how you manage your emotions has a very important role in the type of dreams you get.
If you can put your emotions in check and resolve personal issues as quickly as possible, you will be able to sort out your dreams faster. It is more like saying being in control in your everyday life will translate into being in control over your dreams. Now, isn’t that just wonderful?
2. Avoid Over-The-Counter Sleep Medication
From research and experience, it has been discovered that over-the-counter sleeping tablets have a long history of causing nightmares.
Who knows, the reason you may be having dreams that your baby died maybe because of the sleeping medication you take.
If you have trouble sleeping, you should talk to your doctor about recommending a medication without side effects. It has been proven that one of the side effects of sleeping medication is that it has the tendency to cause nightmares.
3. Get Used to Your New Environment
Many a time, the reason why a pregnant woman or nursing mother may dream about the death of her baby could be related to a major change. If you have experienced a major change in your life, it could trigger some negative sensors and lead to a nightmare.
As you get used to the new environment or embrace the change, you will notice that the dreams will naturally disappear.