Spiritual Meaning:
The urge to care, to love and to give birth are all suggested by dreams of birth. It may be both a spiritual – and, therefore, an unselfish – need as well as an emotional one.

Psychological / Emotional Perspective:
Psychologically, we are coming to terms with our own existence and perhaps are recognizing our own validity.

Everyday Material Aspects:
We tend to dream of birth at the beginning of a new way of life, a new attitude, new ability, or a new project – also when we become aware of the death of old ways of being.

Gender / Specific Meanings:
A woman will often dream of small animals and fish as she approaches pregnancy and birth. A man is more likely to dream of protecting the child or the mother in some fashion.