"When I was in my second trimester, I had a dream that there was a serial killer on the loose and he was dressed as the Scream killer. He’d already killed six people, and he was coming after my sister-in-law. I was with her, and as he was about to get her, I slashed him multiple times. There wasn’t any blood or anything, and my stabbing only subdued him until the police arrested him. They took off his mask and it was Neil Patrick Harris! He was sentenced to jail and started threatening us from his cell. My dad put a hit on the killer." -- Beverly S.
What Lauri says: It’s common to dream of death and murder during pregnancy. Death in dreams means something in your life is ending or changing, so murder can be connected to a forced change or ending. When you’re pregnant, lots of things change and you’re forced to change certain behaviors for the baby. This is especially true if you’re expecting your first child, because your old identity “dies” off so you can have a new identity as a mother.
It’s interesting that the murderer already killed six people -- are there six things in your life that have ended or changed since you got pregnant, like a relationship? It’s funny that the murderer turned out to be Neil Patrick Harris! Well, he does star on the show How I Met Your Mother. It seems this dream was all about you adjusting to all the big changes and endings going on in your life so that you could get acquainted with your new role as “Mommy.”
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