I'm getting to that stage in my pregnancy when labor dreams show up more. Last week I had another.
In my dream, I was in labor- very close to the "ring of fire." There was a midwife there and I decided to ask her to check my dilation. Why? I don't know. I was apparently pretty far along and I knew that, but I asked her anyway. Her response?
"You're somewhere between 4 and 9, give or take a couple of centimeters."
That wasn't... vague...
Anyway, her answer kind of pissed me off, and so I got tense and immediately I felt my cervix close a little and the baby's head went back a couple of centimeters in station.
Noticing this, the midwife gave suggestions on relaxing and other things to encourage dilation, but the more she suggested, the less open my cervix was.
And I woke up before the baby was born, still amazed at the "between 4 and 9, give or take..." statement. I mean, really, who says that?
Oh well, it was just a dream. Maybe it's verifying to me that I'd be more comfortable on my own. Or it was just dream. A crazy weird dream.