"In addition, pregnant women need to sleep more, and the more you sleep, the more you dream." Women also seem to dream more during pregnancy because they are more likely to remember their dreams."Twenty to twenty-five percent of your sleep is a dream state, and women who are pregnant are more likely to remember more of that percentage," says Garfield.Extra blood flow to your genitals, raised estrogen levels that increase vaginal secretions, and sensitive, enlarged breasts mean your sex drive may be raging. Your pregnancy dreams may reflect your joys and fears about your body in some unexpectedly lusty ways.Moreover, since you're waking up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom or massage a leg cramp, you tend to remember more of your nighttime imaginings and more vividly.The naked appearance of actress Demi Moore in the advanced stage of pregnancy on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine in 1991 marked the beginning of a period which has since seen pregnancy presented by celebrities as a glamorous state of living, while also creating a market for photographers to produce images of pregnant mothers, and for fashion stylists to introduce "pregnancy styling" to their business.Impregnation fantasies are characterized by the arousal or gratification from the possibility, consequences, or risk of impregnation through unprotected vaginal sex.Impregnation fantasies are often indulged by reading erotic literature and role playing with a partner."I would dream I was going on a trip to Paris," says Jill Feddersen, a new mother in Massachusetts who had a baby girl in July.
It's as if she is suddenly expected to stop being a lover and start being a mother - and a virginal one at that.For instance, if some of your erotic dreams have to do with old boyfriends or strangers, perhaps part of your subconscious is saying a final goodbye to that "lost" self as you cross the threshold into parenthood.And those dreams about women probably have less to do with being a lesbian and more to do with appreciating your body in new ways."Now that you're pregnant, you're going to be very focused on your body," says Sallie Foley, a sex therapist and coauthor of (Guilford, 2002).Maternity clothes are generally designed to hide a woman's figure, rather than accentuate it.Tops are more apt to have Peter Pan collars than swooping necklines.