Just wondering... At the last 2 appointments, my midwife has asked if I have been having birthing dreams. Until just a few days ago, the answer was No. But I wonder why she asks. What is the significance?
If Jooniper is right, its totally an Ina May thing, she writes about it in her books, how things like dreams bring up issues that psychologically cause stress while in labor and once those things have been resolved or discussed complications unwind themselves and labor progresses really well! i've read a bunch of stories where moms were already 2 weeks overdue but seemed like they'd been in early labor for weeks and as soon as they reveal a fear and talk about it, they go into labor and pop out a baby with relativly little difficulty.
I hadn't heard of that, but what the other ladies say makes sense.
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That's probably what it is. I'm going to ask her about it at our next appointment.
But I started to have some strange birthing dreams last week. You know, like pooping in my midwife's living room, then going to the toilet to deliver my baby, and baby turns into a kitten. lol Dreams like that.
My midwife always asked about them, too. I think to identify any fears. She also believes strongly in mama's intuition, so if you had a genuine sense that something was wrong we could look into it or work through it.....
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But I also wanted to comment on this dream. When I was pregnant with Tiven, we called her "Monkey" because she was due in The Year of The Monkey and we don't name our babies before they're born. So I dreamed I gave birth, a lovely beautiful birth, but the baby was a real monkey. In my dream, she was a really sweet little monkey, great nurser, bit of a PITA to diaper with that tail, but she was our baby & we dealt with it. We called the genetics department & asked what happened, because we'd had genetic testing. They said, well, we share about 98% of our genetic material with monkeys, and we check that the chromosomes are normal, not that they're human.
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