Dreaming About Your Baby's Gender

Updated on August 23, 2017

Spiritual Pregnancy Dreams: I dreamed I was having a boy!

"What does it mean if you
dream of having a baby boy?"

"I dreamed about a baby
with a pink bow in her hair.
Does that mean I'm having a girl?"

"Do baby gender dreams mean anything?"

Dreaming About Your Baby's Gender

Dreaming of their baby's gender is a common experience many pregnant women report. Are dreams about one's baby's gender always accurate? Let's explore a few stories.

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Rhonda's Story: I Dreamed of a Baby Boy—Much to my Surprise! It was a Good Thing I did, too!

Ohio, USA

Rhonda was hoping for a baby girl. She'd browse through all the girl baby clothes at the store, and favor the more feminine-looking baby quilt sets. Yet one night she had a dream about her baby. In the dream, she saw her baby soon after it was born. A nurse was changing the baby's diaper, and to Rhonda's surprise, the baby was a boy.

Rhonda writes:

"I didn't know what to think! I was so surprised! Could a dream about my baby's gender be accurate, I wondered?! My husband and I had decided against having an ultrasound unless it became medically necessary, so we knew we'd have to wait until my baby was born to find out. In the meantime, I began browsing through the baby boy's clothes too!

I am proud to announce I now have a delightful baby boy, and I love him oh so much! I'm thrilled! I'm thankful for the dream too, as it helped me be better prepared for either gender!"

Catherine's Story: Dreams and Intuition About The Gender Of Her Babies

South Carolina, USA

Catherine knew the gender of all three of her children prior to her ultrasounds.

She writes:

"With my first son, I dreamed that he was a boy, and just never even entertained any other thoughts about his sex. I was sure he was a boy! When I gave birth to him, I remember hearing, "It's a boy!," but I was so tired and worn out from his 24 hour labor, I wasn't sure at the time if I was dreaming!

With my second child, my husband and I were hoping and trying for a girl. When I got pregnant, I felt so sure the baby was a girl that I purchased a couple of little pink outfits and wrapped them up as a present. I then gave the present to my husband on Father's Day, and that's how I told him I was pregnant!

I also remember dreaming of holding a baby up in my arms. I couldn't see the baby's face, but it was wearing one of the pink outfits that I had purchased. Later on in the pregnancy, I had an ultrasound done, and wasn't at all surprised to hear that my baby would be a girl!

My youngest was a complete and total shock! We were not expecting him at all! When my daughter was about three years old, she walked up to me one day and said, 'Mom, you're going to have a baby boy. I'm going to have a baby brother!' Later that same day, I decided to have a pregnancy test done, and discovered that I was indeed pregnant! Eight months later I gave birth to a son, just as my daughter had predicted!

With him, as with all three, I felt sure about his sex and would have been shocked if he was a girl. It is hard to explain, I guess it is intuition, but I just knew."

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Readers Share Their Opinions: How Good are Dreams at Predicting Gender?

Do You Think Dreams About Your Baby Can Predict The Gender Of Your Baby? Why Or Why Not?

No, of course not!
Yes, definitely! - anonymous
My doctor tells me I am having a baby boy but I have dreams about a girl. My ultrasounds have been moving my due date all over the place, so I do not believe anything the doctor tells me. I guess I will find out the true gender of my baby when it pops out and I'm excited! - BirdcageLove
I say maybe it's God's way of letting you know the gender of your baby. - anonymous
No - anonymous
I think when a person dreams about the gender there's a good chance that it's true (worked for me)... - miaponzo
I'm pregnant with my first and have had multiple dreams of both genders. I know for sure there's only one baby in there though, so not all of my dreams are right. - anonymous
Yes, I've had dreams of my first born who turned out to be a beautiful baby girl, I had many dreams of her in fact that I knew she was the spitting image of me as a baby hehe = ] she is still the spitting image of me at 2 years of age! - exotickitten731
I don't think I am pregnant, but last nite I had a dream about baby girl and we talked and she told me to give her the name Emily. Everything was so weird.. - anonymous
My wife knew she was carrying boy without dreaming about it. She says she just "knew." That and too many other things to be more than coincidence have made me believe it is possible, so why not via dreams too. - chezchazz
I knew from the start I was having a boy. Call it mum's intuition. At my 20 week scan I found out my baby was of course a boy. I have had two dreams since though that he has been born a girl! So unless I get a massive shock in a couple of weeks, I am sure my dreams are not true. - BizLang
I think so. I remember having dreams about a baby boy before I knew what the gender of my baby was. - Spiderlily321
No. I had 4 dreams that I was having a boy. 2 were prior to me even knowing that I was pregnant. I just found out that this is girl #4 for me :'( - anonymous
I am 27 weeks pregnant and before I had my ultrasound, my boyfriend and I would dream of a baby girl. But everybody would tell me your havinq a boy so we thought it would be a boy. But to our surprise we went to get the ultrasound and they said it is a girl. I was shocked because I always thought I would have a boy. What's weird though is that now and before I knew the gender of my baby I would dream of TWIN baby girls. So I am very confused - anonymous
I am currently 16 weeks pregnant. Since the day I found out I was pregnant, I believed this one was my girl. I have a handsome 7 yr old son who I adore. I had a dream when I was 8 and 10 weeks pregnant I had a girl and I named her Giselle Dalilah. When I woke up the name was still fresh in my mind, so I wrote it down and called my bff and told her I already have a name. - gisellemommy
yes - anonymous
I'm pregnant with my first child and before I found out that I was pregnant I had had multiple dreams of having baby boys, but then last night I had a dream of having twin boys, I'm curious to know if I'm actually going to be having twins and if they are going to both be boys. - Maria
I had dreams about what my daughter would look like and everything. I dreamed that she was going to have red/brown skin and curly black hair with big brown eyes. Sure enough, miss Leah Marie was born with red/brown skin and dark brown (almost black) curly hair and the biggest brown eyes I've ever seen! - anonymous
I am pregnant for the second time. The 1st time I dreamt it was a boy and indeed it was. Now I'm 20 weeks pregnant and again I had a dream that it is a boy and the doctor just confirmed yes, it a boy. My dreams don't lie - Me me
When I was pregnant with my son I wanted a girl soooo badly! But one night I had a dream of a baby boy but couldn't see his face and that's when I knew it was a boy! I'm pregnant again and this time I had a dream of a baby with a pink onesie on but I couldn't see the face :[ I don't know if it's telling me something but I don't know what I'm having until august 16th..what do you think it means? - anonymous
Before I met my bf I had a dream telling me to name my son Israel, which was weird because I hadn't met this man yet. Sure enough a year later I was pregnant . My mom called me and said she saw a baby boy in vision; And Iater on I found out I was truly having a boy! Just two months before I got pregnant I dreamed of a little girl wrapped in a pink blanket. And I called her Elizabeth; I didn't understand why I had a baby, and why I knew her name, but now I am pregnant and can't wait to find out what I'm having - anonymous
Pregnancy certainly invokes dreams and high expectations. - norma-holt
When I was pregnant with my first child i wanted a boy and before I had an ultrasound I was sure I was going to I even bought boy clothe. one night I had a dream I was changing my babys diaper and there was no doubt there were girl parts! Then when the day of the ultrasound came I saw that I really was having a daughter. I also want to have a boy with this pregnacy but I did have a few extremely detailed dreams about having a girl. I guess I will see in a couple months! Either way, I don't mind but I do believe our dreams play a role in the future, who hasn't had deja vu before?? - anonymous
I was dreaming about my baby girl when my wife was pregnant. Now we have a 4 year old beauty. - Funkysi
When I was pregnant with my first, my husband and I did not want to find out the gender, so we waited until birth. Around 20 weeks I had a dream about picking up the baby birth certificate and it stated that he was a boy, the name of the doctor who would deliver him (in my doctor's office there are 5 potential doctors who could deliver your baby). When I showed up at the hospital and was ready to push, the doctor who I had a dream about showed up, and 2 hrs later our son was born! So the dream was 100% accurate for me. Now I am 19 weeks pregnant with my second one and we don't plan on finding out again, but last night had a dream it was a baby boy again. Let's see if this one is correct again! - anonymous
I hope so! I do believe it's true. I'm 14 weeks and I really wanted a girl, one night I had a dream about a baby boy and I fell in love. I'm sure I'm having a boy. I won't find out for sure until December 27, 2012. But I already know and I will name my son Amari Tyler Hicks :) - anonymous
My wife was the only one sure she would have a boy - everyone else said it would be a girl. My wife was right. She also has known other things - but that's another story. - chezchazz
I think do because i had a dream about having my 2 boys and it was most diffently accurate... - anonymous
I'm a little wishy washy on this, I picture a little boy, but I've had two dreams of a baby girl. In the first I dreamed of a toddler runnin up to her daddy (my bf). She was the most gorgeous girl I'd ever seen, so chubby and had dark brown hair like her dad, along with his eyes and my tan skin. With a cute little pink and orange summer dress. The second one was, it was basically a post apocalyptic America, my dad and boyfriend had gone into town to get supplies cause I was close to my due date. Well I ended up going into labor in y living room and my mom and sister helped me deliver. When I held the baby, well you know how baby's don't have very animated faces normally? Yeah this little girl was smiling at me and grabbing for my face looking at me like she knew who I was. Then my boyfriend came back and it was the same thing. I want a boy, but from those dreams I have a gut feeling it'll be a girl. - anonymous
I had a dream aswell im fairly young was pregnant with daughter at the age of 18 i found out i was pregnant at months and shortly after i had a dream that my mother whose deceased and was deceased at the time showing me how to push a couple of weeks days later i had a dream that i was holding a girl with peacon skin big eyes and long eye lashes so when people asked me before i knew the sex i would say it's a girl and went to the doctor that's exactly what he said a coupla weeks lata i had a dream that my daughter was 12 still had big eyes still peacon brown and i was calling her Sahara i do feel asthough i have a soul connection with my daughter or maybe the spirits were telling me everything just to give me future heads up - deidra
Im currently 12 weeks pregnant with twins and i hav had dreams that im having a boy and a girl but most of my family believes theyll be two boys i can't wait to find out - robin
With my second baby I had a dream that was so real to me when I woke up I wasn't sure if it had really happened. I was due soon and had a dream that I was going to have a baby girl and she was born early. I was pregnant with a baby boy and I had him early. My labor was so much like the dream. This time I keep having dreams about a baby boy and sono says boy but I just can't help be feel like its wrong. I feel like its a girl. My 3 yo keeps telling me its a girl even tho I tell him its a boy he says no mommy hers a girl. What do you think? Could the sono be wrong andnit be a girl? - Stephanie
With my second baby I had a dream that was so real to me when I woke up I wasn't sure if it had really happened. I was due soon and had a dream that I was going to have a baby girl and she was born early. I was pregnant with a baby boy and I had him early. My labor was so much like the dream. This time I keep having dreams about a baby boy and sono says boy but I just can't help be feel like its wrong. I feel like its a girl. My 3 yo keeps telling me its a girl even tho I tell him its a boy he says no mommy hers a girl. What do you think? Could the sono be wrong andnit be a girl? - Stephanie
For my first I wanted a boy but I didn't have feelings either way and was happy with which ever. Once we got the ultra sound the Dr asked my husband what he thought, he of course said boy and I knew it wasn't at that moment, a minute later the Dr said it'll be a girl. But about a year before I was pregnant with my second baby I had a vivid dream of a blonde baby boy sitting up in a red onsie just popping in to say hi and let me know he's coming. So I just knew from that night on that I would have a boy, I had no doubt even when people asked me. Sure enough at my ultra sound they told me it was a boy and at my baby shower I received a red onsie. My son looked just like the baby in my dream though I couldn't see his face too clearly and has the personality to match the dream too. I had a part dream/thought/feeling last week in the morning that I was pregnant and then flashed thought/feeling that I'll be having twins. My first reaction in my sleep was surprise then excited then a little nervous about giving birth to two around the same time. I have all the symptoms of pregnancy but so far the test is negative. But I haven't shaken that feeling yet so I guess time will tell if it was intuition or just a wishful dream... For both my kids I knew instantly that I would conceive that night and I was right both times. But since I am peri menopause I have a small chance of becoming pregnant but a greater one that it'll be twins. We shall see - Nicole

Readers Share Their Opinions: Finding out Your Baby's Gender—What Do YOU Think?

Is it Better to Find out Your Baby's Gender During Pregnancy, or Wait Until Delivery??

I vote for finding out during pregnancy, so I can buy stuff for that gender baby!
Those tests aren't always accurate! Besides, it's more fun to be surprised at the birth!
I just couldn't stand it, I had to know! - LissaKlar LM
Some things should have the mystery left intact. - Gypzeerose
I did ultrasounds before so I definitely am in the 'want to know' category. ;) - RealityTV LM
I was desperate to find out what I was having; I guess curiosity got the better of me as it's my first. My partner said he would rather keep it a surprise. The sonographer couldn't tell so I still have to wait, and it is agonising!! I really believe I'm having a boy. I knew my younger sister was having a girl months before she did so I was wondering, if I knew what my sister was having, why am I still 'umm'ing and 'ahhh'ing about my own? I'm glad it's a surprise now though because no one else will know for sure til my baby is born (I like to surprise people) but I'm soooo positive he's a boy. I just want to know if I'm right!! What do you guys think? - anonymous
Find out during pregnancy. I did with both my kiddos and it was easier to prepare by knowing what to buy. - jaredsgirl
I've waited until my baby's birth for both of my pregnancies! It was fun trying to speculate on what sex they might be! - anonymous
Personally I like knowing.. :) Makes things easier because you can buy everything before you deliver! - miaponzo
I'd rather wait, but my hubby couldn't stand it, so we had ultrasounds for each baby. They were all correct, too. - tandemonimom lm
I'm not pregnant but in my dream my young sister said to me I'm pregnant then I woke up. I don't know what my dream means. - anonymous
Last night I had a dream that I had a baby girl, but the first 3 month I have seen a baby boy. I don't know what to believe. I have already had an ultrasound and they said nothing to find between legs—may be a girl. It was the 12 week scan, but I want a baby boy because I already have a baby girl - anonymous
I found out with baby number one because I was so wanting a girl, so thought I'd check if it was a boy this time. My husband made it really hard though as he never wanted to know. With baby number two I never found out but knew it would be a boy, and yes, it was a boy. With baby number three on the way, I'm sure it's to be a girl. I am going to find out. It helps you get ready. - anonymous
Wait for delivery! Such an amazing surprise! - anonymous
With my son I didn't want to find out but my husband did, so we did. I knew he was a boy.......and I had dreams of a girl. This pregnancy I have been having dreams of a Boy....I find out today :) - anonymous
It's more exciting to wait until delivery to find out !!! - anonymous
I'd rather be prepared, especially with a baby shower, free stuff and whatnot, plus I couldn't handle the excitement of finding out way later, I have never been a patient person lol - exotickitten731
I'm so confused about my baby's gender because after my ultrasound the doc said it's a girl but in starting of my pregnancy I saw a boy in a dream, and after two month I had a dream of girl. I'm confused what I'm having—a boy or girl - anonymous
I think its great to find out the gender during pregnancy so you can buy things for him or her ahead of time. But then again there are always neutral colors and unisex items for babies. - Spiderlily321
I think it's better to know the sex of the baby before birth. This way you can have everything ready. - anonymous
Probably good to know for planning ahead. - norma-holt

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      Gracie 9 days ago

      I’m 12 weeks pregnant and ive dreamed twice of a baby boy and twice of a baby girl and I’m really happy this Is my first pregnant and honestly idk what to think I’m having but I’ll be blessed no matter what !!!

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      Natasha 9 months ago

      I not pregnant but I have been dreaming about a little baby girl and I got a strong feeling that when I do have a baby it will be a girl also my deceased cousin come to me and touch my stomach then showed me my daughter then told me take a pregnant test and it was positive

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      Monica Parra 9 months ago

      It's funny how I read this couple of years before my son was born I had already dreamed about him exactly how he is right now, even as he grows and everything around me I've already seen it before it happens can somebody really tell me what's going on

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      Love your pics and stories. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012-2. Hugs

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      BarbaraCasey 5 years ago

      A nice introduction to the intuitive process. I'm not great with dreams... but I know people who get all kinds of messages that way.

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      About a week before my second child was born he came to me in a dream. He looked to be about three years old but spoke like a much older child. He said "Hi, Mom, this is me Nicholas Daniel. I'm your new little boy. You will be disappointed at first (that I had another boy) but you'll get over it because you are the kind of woman that should raise boys" Pinned to my board on being a mom, I bet there are a lot of women that have experienced this.

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      It would nice to know that your body would tell you what you are having.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Stopping back to freshen up the blessing on Dreaming About Your Baby, may all those dreams be sweet!

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      Very interesting.. with my son, I knew he was a boy before I even got pregnant.. and from the beginning.. I was absolutely sure he was a boy.. no doubt. :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Before Buddha was born, her mother dreamt of a white elephant entering her womb - the spiritual saints predicted the outcome of such a dream as a prophecy of the arrival of a very saintly human being who was to attain enlightenment and guide people throughout his life.

      Amazing lens on the dreams and yes it might come true.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      "Sweet dream baby, how long must I dream...." Wonderful!

      "My baby's got me dreaming sweet dreams the whole night through..."


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      Robin S 7 years ago from USA

      This was fun to read!

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      WhiteOak50 9 years ago

      Thank you for adding this to: Everything Spiritual

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 9 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I don't know why but we never considered that our son would be anything other than a little boy. We did not even pick out a girls name. We just knew all along somehow. Welcome to the South Carolina Group.

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      Patricia 9 years ago

      Welcome to the Spirituality Group!

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      dahlia369 9 years ago

      Thank you for joining my Squidoo group!

      "Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful."

      -- Buddha