Dreaming About Your Baby's Gender
Spiritual Pregnancy Dreams
- "I dreamed I was having a boy! What does it mean if you dream about 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?"
Having dreams about their baby's gender is a common experience many pregnant women report. Are these dreams always accurate? Let's explore a few stories.
I Dreamed of a Baby Boy, Much to My Surprise! It Was a Good Thing I Did, Too!
Rhonda (in Ohio, USA) was hoping for a baby girl. She'd browse through all the girl baby clothes at the store, and she favored 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.
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 boys' 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!
Dreams and Intuition About the Gender of Her Babies
Catherine (in South Carolina, USA) knew the gender of all three of her children prior to her ultrasounds.
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 I 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.
How About You?
Do you have a pregnancy dream or other spiritual pregnancy experience you'd like to share?
Readers Share Their Opinions
Do You Think Dreams Can Predict the Gender of Your Baby?
Readers Who Say Yes
- Yes, definitely! —Anonymous
- I say maybe it's God's way of letting you know the gender of your baby. —Anonymous
- I think when a person dreams about the gender, there's a good chance that it's true (worked for me). —miaponzo
- My wife knew she was carrying a 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 think so. I remember having dreams about a baby boy before I knew what the gender of my baby was. —Spiderlily321
- 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, "You're having 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
- Yes. —Anonymous
Pregnancy certainly invokes dreams and high expectations. —norma-holt
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
- 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
- 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
- I think so, because I had a dream about having my 2 boys and it was most definitely accurate. —Anonymous
- I'm currently 12 weeks pregnant with twins, and I have had dreams that I'm having a boy and a girl, but most of my family believes they'll be two boys. I can't wait to find out. —robin
- 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-year-old son who I adore. I had a dream when I was 8 and 10 weeks pregnant that 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 best friend and told her I already have a name. —gisellemommy
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
Before I met my boyfriend, 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 a 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 or why I knew her name, but now I am pregnant and can't wait to find out what I'm having.
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 clothes. One night, I had a dream that I was changing my baby's 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 pregnancy, 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?
Yes, I've had dreams of my firstborn who turned out to be a beautiful baby girl. I had many dreams of her; in fact, I knew she would be the spitting image of me as a baby. She is still the spitting image of me at 2 years of age!— exotickitten731
I had a dream as well. I'm fairly young; I was pregnant with my daughter at the age of 18. I found out I was pregnant at months, and shortly after I had a dream that my mother (who is deceased and was deceased at the time) was showing me how to push.
A couple of weeks or days later, I had a dream that I was holding a girl with pecan skin, big eyes, and long eyelashes, so when people asked me before I knew the sex, I would say it's a girl. I went to the doctor, and that's exactly what he said.
A couple of weeks later, I had a dream that my daughter was 12—she still had big eyes, still pecan brown—and I was calling her Sahara. I do feel as though I have a soul connection with my daughter, or maybe the spirits were telling me everything just to give me a future heads-up.
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 running up to her daddy (my boyfriend). She was the most gorgeous girl I'd ever seen—so chubby, and she had dark brown hair like her dad, along with his eyes and my tan skin, and a cute little pink and orange summer dress.
The second one was basically a postapocalyptic America; my dad and boyfriend had gone into town to get supplies because I was close to my due date. Well, I ended up going into labor in my living room, and my mom and sister helped me deliver. When I held the baby, well, you know how babies 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.
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's birth certificate, and it stated that he was a boy and showed 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 hours 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!
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 the sono says boy, but I just can't help but feel like it's wrong. I feel like it's a girl. My 3-year-old keeps telling me its a girl; even though I tell him it's a boy, he says, "No, mommy, hers a girl." What do you think? Could the sono be wrong and it be a girl?
I am pregnant for the second time. The first 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's a boy. My dreams don't lie.— Me me
For my first, I wanted a boy, but I didn't have feelings either way and was happy with whichever. Once we got the ultrasound, the doctor asked my husband what he thought; he, of course, said boy, and I knew it wasn't at that moment. A minute later, the doctor 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 onesie—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 ultrasound they told me it was a boy, and at my baby shower I received a red onesie. My son looked just like the baby in my dream, though I couldn't see his face too clearly, and he 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 a thought/feeling that I'll be having twins. My first reaction in my sleep was surprise, then excitement, then a little nervousness 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 perimenopause, I have a small chance of becoming pregnant but a greater one that it'll be twins. We shall see.
Readers Who Say No
- 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
- No. —Anonymous
- 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
- I don't think I am pregnant, but last night 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
- No. I had four dreams that I was having a boy. Two were prior to me even knowing that I was pregnant. I just found out that this is girl #4 for me. —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'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
- I'm so confused about my baby's gender because, after my ultrasound, the doctor said it's a girl, but at the start of my pregnancy, I saw a boy in a dream. After two months, I had a dream about a girl. I'm confused about what I'm having—a boy or girl. —Anonymous
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
Poll: What Has Your Experience Been?
Have you ever dreamed about your baby's gender? Was your dream correct?
Is It Better to Find Out Your Baby's Gender During Pregnancy, or Wait Until Delivery?
Readers Who Want to Find Out
- I just couldn't stand it, I had to know! —LissaKlar LM
- I did ultrasounds before, so I definitely am in the 'want to know' category. —RealityTV LM
- Find out during pregnancy. I did with both my kiddos, and it was easier to prepare by knowing what to buy. —jaredsgirl
- Personally, I like knowing. Makes things easier because you can buy everything before you deliver! —miaponzo
- I found out with baby number one because I was so wanting a girl, so I 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
- 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
- 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. —exotickitten731
- I think it's 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
Readers Who Want to Wait
- Some things should have the mystery left intact. —Gypzeerose
- 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
- 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
- Last night, I had a dream that I had a baby girl, but over the first 3 months, I have seen a baby boy. I don't know what to believe. I have already had an ultrasound, and they said there was nothing to find between the baby's legs—it may be a girl. It was the 12-week scan, but I want a baby boy because I already have a baby girl. —Anonymous
- Wait for delivery! Such an amazing surprise! —Anonymous
- It's more exciting to wait until delivery to find out! —Anonymous
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 till 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?
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