Because most cultures place a lot of emphasis on birth, we often take these moments as a serious sign of something important, and once someone has a dream like this, they’ll find themselves flipping through a dream dictionary the next morning trying to look for the meaning of dream that they had last night. The truth is, while a dream about giving birth may mark an important point in your life, it does not necessarily mean that you are going to have a baby.
A standard dream interpretation in this vein might tell you that you are having dreams about giving birth because you are a pregnant woman or a soon to be mother. You are probably having dreams because you are anxious and excited to see the baby. Either that or you are worried that you may become pregnant, and your anxiety is manifesting itself as a dream about giving birth to a baby. If this is a fear of yours, then this could be an example of a dream meaning that applies to you.
What other dream interpretations may tell you is that the dream meanings of giving birth generally have much more variety. You could be dreaming about giving birth because something new has happened in your life that is going to cause great change. Babies are seen culturally as representing major life changes and additions in responsibility. If something has happened to you recently that you believe has changed your life in a very important way, a dream in which you see yourself giving birth could be your subconscious notifying you that you have acknowledged the change. The meaning may even be something less tangible than that, such as perhaps a change in ideals or a change in perception that you have noticed within yourself. Maybe you’ve seen a new side of an argument or you’ve just gotten a new perspective on an important issue. This is one way of looking at a dream about giving birth.
Another interpretation of dreams about giving birth relies on whether the thing you are giving birth to is human or not. Sometimes people have dreams about giving birth to nonhuman creatures. If this describes your dream and you happen to be a pregnant woman, then this usually means that you are simply worried about the health of your future child. If you are having this dream, and you are not pregnant, then it usually just signifies that you are worried about a new change that may be coming about in your life. Perhaps you have just had a startling revelation that you also had a negative reaction to, or maybe something new happened that you think will have a negative effect on you in the long run. If any of this is true, it may result in a dream about giving birth to an animal, or a monster.