Many women seem to experience a large amount of nightmares during their pregnancy, but is this normal? According to many OBGYN doctors is it very normal. But what exactly is the cause of such bad dreams? According to many doctors most nightmares occur during your first pregnancy. They are usually a result of the fears of the mother. Most first time moms are so concerned about how they will be able to care for their baby, and they are afraid of making mistakes. You may also notice that your dreams are a little on the weird side. This also is perfectly normal for you to experience. Remember that you are getting a lot less sleep than you normally do, and in some cases the lack of sleep can add to your stress level.
The best thing to do to try and prevent these dreams from constantly recurring is to try not to worry so much. I know that this is much easier said than done, but it is definitely something that can be accomplished. It may also help to talk to someone about the dreams that you are experiencing, or about what may be bothering you. A good place to begin is usually with your own mother. She will be able to ease some of your worries about how it really will be when you become a mother for the first time. Remember that this is something that she has already lived through.
If you do not have a mother that you can speak to on this topic, than you may try talking to a close friend who has children. They can share some of their own personal experiences with you. Another suggestion is probably one that most women do not want to do and this is talking things over with your husband. You may not think so at first, but your husband really can offer you a lot of comfort. He may have his own worries and concerns about being a father for the first time. This way you will both be helping each other. The bottom line is that nightmares are something that occurs during most pregnancy's not just your first one. The more relaxed that you are able to be the fewer nightmares you will have. Besides once you stop having so many nightmares you will be able to get a lot more sleep, and trust me you will definitely need it.