I've been involved with a project dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about women's spiritual pregnancy experiences.
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 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!
- 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.
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!
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.
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.
Poll: What Has Your Experience Been?
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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Thanks for Visiting My Baby Gender Dreams Article! Comments? Questions? I'd Love to Hear From You!
Jasmine on August 20, 2020:
My sister dreamed of 3 fish tuesday night anf my 11 yr old dreamed of twin girls ami pregnant
From India on July 26, 2020:
Hi, I'm 30 weeks pregnant and had a dream of a baby boy playing in a garden with a pet dog near to our house.
Also I saw our family and my deceased father in law playing with my naughty baby boy and no one catch him.
This is about my dream I have seen today in my 30th weeks pregnancy and will let you all know soon whether this dream comes true.
Anonymous on July 15, 2020:
I had a dream we were having a girl, I could see her and still remember her clearly. Weeks after my husband had a dream we had a girl and my mom had a dream she was braiding my daughters hair. I even had a dream of the name I was going to pick, in big capital letters. Well yesterday I got a call from the nurse after doing a generic testing and she said I’m having a boy. I was very surprised and sad because I was 99% it was a girl. I still wonder what that little girl in our dreams meant or who she is.
Rachel lujan on November 30, 2018:
I thought i was the only one having dfeams about babies. Im 25 gonna be 26 uwats old . And the past year i been having dreams about family members getting pregant i can say about 15 people including my self.
And all of the dreams ans gender of the babies, came true. All of mt family members where saying i was a witch. But i know im not i know its a gift from god. Its 5 in the morning right now. I had a dream about 2 years ago i was having a baby boy . I have a daughter who is going to be 8 in june . And i just decided after 8 years im ready for another one. I know im having a boy i can feel it i always get dreams. I had my dream at 5 in the morning thats why i had to google and see what it ment, because i saw in my dream ,how my baby is gonna look, how i want to breast feed for my first time ,with my second dream. I cant sleep because i just want to know if its true. Im not pregant ,i am trying to plan it for this new year march. But im so excited and i never been this more happy. I wish sone one can tell me what it means to be dreaning about my own, fanily members and friends gender ,and them coming out true. Im having i have this wonder gift from GOD.!
Haley on November 28, 2018:
I dreamt last night that my baby would be a boy, but my fiance is hoping for a girl. He has had dreams about a girl where i keep having dreams about a boy. Could this be a sign of twins ?
Lindsey on June 06, 2018:
I dreamed that my little girl was a girl before we found out and I dreamed my son was a boy before we found out. Now my 3rd time around I'm dreaming of twins.
Catherine Clarke on May 18, 2018:
At the beginning of my Pregnacy i was for sure i was having a boy bc i didn't get sick at all bc 13 years ago i when i was pregnant with my daughter i felt like i was sick woth the flue every day. So i bought some boys cloth and gender neutral out fits bc girls can wear boys cloth. Well any ways a week to a few days before i had my gender ultrasound done. I had a dream that i was in labor and when i pushed my baby out they showed me the front of my baby and the nurse said its a girl and they layed her on my chest. Then i woke up. When i went in for my Ultrasound it was actually a girl. My bf was bei g a jerk and was upset bc he really wanted a boy. But since she been born he loves her to death and he glad she not a boy lol...
Gracie on April 11, 2018:
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 !!!
Lisa on November 11, 2017:
When I was pregnant with my 2nd child I was told if I wanted to know the sex just pray and ask the angels to show me. I did and that night dreamed I was having a boy with red hair. a month later we had an ultrasound and lo and behold...a boy! Than Oct 10, 1993 he was born.... with a full head of red hair! (my husband is a blonde, my first born was born with a head of black hair that fell out and turned white blonde). Two years later I was pregnant again. Before the gender revealing ultrasound I again prayed and asked what sex the baby would be. I dreamed I had a little girl with brown hair, within minutes of giving birth and them taking the baby to clean up, a young blonde woman walks into the door and announces "By mom! I'm heading off to college!!" ... it was my daughter all grown. July 25, 1995 I gave birth to a beautiful little girl with dark brown wavy hair which faded within 4 moths to white blonde!! Sadly I lost my husband 6 yrs later... that child grew and the yrs passed so quick while I was busy that next thing I knew... she was off to college!!
MommaJ on October 27, 2017:
8 years ago, when I was about 2 months pregnant with my son, I dreamed that I was in a mall with my baby in my arms and it was a little boy with lots of soft silky hair. A few months later during my second ultrasound my doctor confirmed that I was in fact expecting boy. Now I am expecting again and oddly enough had the same dream around my 2nd/3rd month, except I had a baby girl in her car seat and then in my arms.... Once again doctor confirmed that it IS a girl. I almost feel like a witch lol, but I guess its just my mind & bodies' own intuition. Its an odd thing but nonetheless cool. I told my relatives about my dreams when I had them and both times they've found it ironic but funny that I always know and expect it from the very beginning. So yes it is possible to accurately dream of your childs' gender. Best wishes & congrats on your pregnancy ladies!!
CNM on October 26, 2017:
Well I've currently been having dreams that im giving birth to a boy and then I normally wake due to bladder pressure.. once I fall back to sleep I go into the same dream but instead of a boy it becomes a girl.. this confusion is awkward for me.. im not sure what to think of the dream. Whether it indicating gender or something im going through in my life..
Natasha on July 22, 2017:
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
Monica Parra on July 03, 2017:
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
norma-holt on August 29, 2012:
Love your pics and stories. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012-2. Hugs
BarbaraCasey on August 27, 2012:
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.
Rose Jones on April 29, 2012:
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.
JoleneBelmain on March 21, 2012:
It would nice to know that your body would tell you what you are having.
anonymous on January 15, 2012:
Stopping back to freshen up the blessing on Dreaming About Your Baby, may all those dreams be sweet!
miaponzo on December 16, 2011:
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. :)
anonymous on January 12, 2011:
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.
anonymous on January 02, 2011:
"Sweet dream baby, how long must I dream...." Wonderful!
"My baby's got me dreaming sweet dreams the whole night through..."
Robin S from USA on September 17, 2010:
This was fun to read!
WhiteOak50 on January 24, 2009:
Thank you for adding this to: Everything Spiritual
Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on January 20, 2009:
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.
Patricia on January 16, 2009:
Welcome to the Spirituality Group!
dahlia369 on January 15, 2009:
Thank you for joining my Squidoo group!
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