Can Pregnancy Dreams Predict the Sex of Your Baby?

Many of you know that your dreams during pregnancy can get a little wacky. I forgot about this side effect of pregnancy until I became pregnant for the second time and starting having some really weird dreams – like “a giant spider turns into the kidnapper from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and tries to become my best friend” weird.

I know that hearing about other people’s dreams is not the most exciting thing. I, for one, have been known to sigh and roll my eyes when people ask me if I want to hear about their dreams from the night before. That said, you’ve got to hear about my dreams! I am convinced that my pregnancy dreams have predicted the sex of my babies.

First Pregnancy Dreams

When I was pregnant with my first child, I had very vivid dreams. And in every one of them the baby I was carrying was a boy.

Dream #1: We found out the baby was a boy during the ultrasound. He smiled at us and, surprisingly, had a full mouth of braces.

Dream #2: I bought a bunch of girl clothes before the baby was born. Cut to a year later, my husband is fussing at me for dressing our son in all of the girl clothes.

Dream #3: What we thought was a third leg was actually an abnormally large baby penis. The doctor marveled at its size.

The verdict? When my husband and I went for the anatomy scan, I felt in my heart of hearts that I was carrying a boy. Before the ultrasound tech even announced the sex, I said, “It’s a boy, right?” I honestly felt like my dreams were my subconscious telling me what to expect. My dreams were right. I delivered a little boy in 2013.

Second Pregnancy Dreaming

I am now in the third trimester with my second child. I didn’t dream about the sex of this baby until late into the first trimester.

Dream #1: I was at the hospital walking up and down the hall with my husband a day after giving birth. We were discussing names for the baby. They were all girl names. When we arrived at the nursery to look at our baby, we picked up a beautiful baby girl who smiled up at us with the most jacked up set of teeth we’d ever seen. Then we started wondering if there was such a thing as orthodontists for babies. (What is it with my “babies with braces” dreams???)

Dream #2: In my second dream, I was shopping with my daughter, who just happened to be Madeline from the children’s book series. 

So, did my dreams predict the sex of the baby the second time? Yes! A blood test and an ultrasound confirmed that we are expecting a baby girl this fall! 

Just Another Old Wives’ Tale?

Maybe this is just a bunch of hogwash. Maybe it is just a coincidence that my dreams were accurate. Or maybe the little babies growing inside of me were telling me something. All I know is that if I get pregnant a third time and my dreams once again predict the sex of the baby, I will be convinced that it is a scientific fact that your dream can predict whether you are having a boy or a girl. And you will not be able to persuade me otherwise.

What about you? Did your pregnancy dreams accurately predict the sex of your child?

Marie is the owner of Little Hometown, a company specializing in locally themed baby swaddles and apparel. Prior to opening her business, Marie was a professional event planner turned stay-at-home mom. She spent nearly a decade living in New York City, where she met her husband, Jeff (a New England native). Early in their relationship, Marie told Jeff that New Orleans is the only place where she would want to raise her children. As soon as she got pregnant, they started shopping for houses. They moved back in December of 2012, welcomed their son in 2013 and their daughter in 2015. Marie now spends her days entertaining her kids with silly songs, desperately attempting to stay organized, and balance her life as a work-at-home mom.

33 COMMENTS

  1. With my first born I kept praying that I would get a sign of what I was having. Ended up dreaming I was having a boy so I just knew it was and at my ultrasound it confirmed I was having a boy. With my second I wanted a girl so badly and was hoping I would have another dream and I did… of a baby boy and had my ultrasound a few weeks later and it was confirmed a baby boy! Now I am pregnant with my third baby and have had dreams of a baby girl. I find out Thursday and I’m really hoping I’m right! I will update when I find out ????

  2. I had a dream I was holding a boy with hair like mine who looked like my boyfriend. I have a while to find out what I’m having.

  3. I had a dream of a baby boy the night before I took my pregnancy test. I remember holding a baby boy dressed in all blue and it looked exactly like my husband. I went to sneak peak at 18w and we wanted the gender to be a surprise still but the 3D image we seen our baby favors our husband so much! So I got that part correct. I find out Sunday and I’m so nervous!

  4. This is my first pregnancy. I’ve had 4 dreams of having a baby boy, and not a single one of a little girl (I’m 9 weeks along at the moment). My last dream was so realistic I got to actually see the little boy and actually named it something I never thought of. I woke up and told my husband and that name is now the one that is chosen if it turns out to be a boy.

  5. With my first i had a dream i gave birth in a water birth with a beautiful girl.

    I gave birth to a boy in 2019.

    This time baby number two. I have two dream #1 was i had a girl she was 3 week old and my Husband die. 🙁
    #2 i had dream of getting the ultrasound and its a girl.

    Sooo maybe its a boy. I and leaning towards a boy. I have an ultrasound in a couple of weeks to find out!.

  6. I never had dreams with my oldest two (boys). But I did have two dreams last night that our third baby is a girl! We actually find out today!!

  7. Soon before the ultrasound, I had dreamed I was walking in the lot that was between my mom’s house and my aunt’s house. On my hip I was carrying this toddler who was a blond headed blue eyed boy. We found out I was having a boy and he turned out to be a blind hair blue eyed boy. 🙂

  8. I didn’t have dreams of the sex of the baby with my 2 older kids but my 2 younger ones I did. The child I had back in 2018 I had dreams of a curly head little girl I never saw her face she was always turned away from me. Didn’t dream about a boy it was just a little girl. With this child I’m 20w along and have only been dreaming about a little chunky baby with a blue all in one on. But he’s always turned away I never see his face. I had an ultrasound on Friday sure nuff it’s was a boy. Didn’t have one dream about a girl this time around. It’s weird because I’m like are you trying to let me know what to expect or something lol😄. Also I never told ppl until I found out for sure as to not jinx it, then I tell them about my dreams.

  9. I had a dream of a blonde, curly haired little girl lying in the crib in what was her nursery (but was the office at the time; pre-baby). Cut to 11/3/18 and we were blessed with a blonde, curly haired little girl!!

    I’ve had dreams of friends having girls or boys and I’ve always been right. It’s eerie. My brother and sister in law just had a little girl that I saw a week before the gender reveal in a dream! She’s earth side and the best niece ever.

    I’m pregnant with our second one and no dreams yet! I have a feeling it’s a boy, but we’ll see!!

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