Dream of Pushing

QUESTION

Dear Ms. Ultrasound,
I am only 6 weeks pregnant and I had a dream to push like I was in labor. When I woke up this morning I was still pushing. I'm worried this could this harm my baby?!

ANSWER

Hello. What you are describing sounds like the same type of motion you would do when you are having a bowel movement. If you are really worried and have this dream repeatedly, I would run it past your doctor. It doesn't sound worrisome to me, especially this early in the pregnancy.

--Jane RDMS

Jane Foley

Jane Foley has worked as a Sonographer (Ultrasound Technologist) since 1979. Jane has lived and worked in many parts of the world including Saudi Arabia. She is a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer or RDMS. She pulls a wealth of information from her experience in the field of Radiology and her interactions with such a broad cross-section of cultures she has visited. She now makes her home on the island of Maui with her English husband, Michael.