Are you out of unique ways to wish your loved ones this month? Birthdays are most common in the month of September for many countries. Several factors and studies (1,2) are present surrounding this phenomenon.

One concept suggests that if one counts back nine months from September one lands on december. A time when people have winter festivities and generally remain indoors. People often take vacations and spend more intimate time with their partners which explains a high conception rate at this time.

Further, biology and evolution suggests that humans have evolved to favor winter conception. Babies conceived during winter months would be born around early fall, when food resources are abundant predicting a better survival rate for both the baby and mother.

Recently, the team of ThePleasantDream analyzed the Google search data of September 2023 and observed a stark rise in the searches for the query ‘dream of childbirth,’ and ‘giving birth.’

If someone is expecting a child or knows someone due to give birth in September, the anticipation and excitement surrounding this event can lead to dreams about childbirth. Pregnancy and impending parenthood are major life events that can occupy a person’s thoughts and dreams.

Google witnesses a spike of 192% in the search volume of ‘dream of childbirth’

The query ‘dream of childbirth’ increased by 192% over the past 12 months.

The above-given graph shows the worldwide search volume for the query ‘dream of childbirth’ for the past 12 months. The Google Trends and Glimpse data indicates a remarkable rise in the search query by 192% compared to August. The search volume for the query spiked the most in September 2023.

In August 2023, the worldwide search volume for the keyword was 1000, which tremendously increased in September. The graph validates that people may dream about childbirth in September due to subconscious worries or excitement about pregnancy, parenthood, or other related issues, significantly impacting people’s search behavior. 

A rise for the search query ‘giving birth dreams’ by 56%

A rise of 56% for ‘giving birth dreams’ as per Google Trends and Glimpse

The above graph shows a rise of 56% in the search volume for the ‘giving birth dreams’ keyword. The search volume for the query had a steady high and low, but it spiked the most in September 2023, as per Google Trends and Glimpse data.   

If someone is going to have a baby or knows someone who will have a baby in September, they might dream about childbirth because they’re excited and thinking a lot about it.

Expert’s Opinion

Dr. Nereida Gonzalez-Berrios, MD, reviewer and certified psychiatrist of ThePleasantDream, commented that having dreams about childbirth and giving birth can be unsettling when you are not pregnant and also don’t see yourself having one, but there are several reasons why people might experience such dreams.

This dream can be a sign of a fresh start, working on a new project, or entering a new relationship. This vision is mostly about new beginnings and the excitement and anticipation surrounding new beginnings. 

‘Dream of childbirth’ and ‘giving birth ‘denote hope and wishing for growth in one’s life. Again, such a vision can denote the childlike nature and the innocence one possesses within. This can also be the subconscious urge of a person to eliminate toxic behavior and thoughts from one’s lives.On a negative note, such dreams can represent lack of confidence and feelings of vulnerabilities in the dreamer’s life.