mother

(redirected from birth mother)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms.

mother

1
1. 
a. a female who has given birth to offspring
b. (as modifier): a mother bird
2. a title given to certain members of female religious orders
3. Christian Science God as the eternal Principle

mother

2
a stringy slime containing various bacteria that forms on the surface of liquids undergoing acetous fermentation. It can be added to wine, cider, etc. to promote vinegar formation

What does it mean when you dream about your mother?

The mother bestows life, love, and nurturing. Seeing a child being nursed suggests shelter, comfort, and protection. Seeing one’s own mother in the dream reflects guidance and care. Being the mother in a dream denotes taking care of self or of a significant relationship in the dreamer’s life. Alternatively, a mother can be a negative symbol if one has unpleasant association’s with one’s own mother.

mother

[′məth·ər]
(engineering acoustics)
A mold derived by electroforming from a master; used to produce the stampers from which disk records are molded in large quantities. Also known as metal positive.

mother

Mother

(dreams)
The relationship that we have with our mother is the most psychologically significant relationship of all. Rarely all good or all bad, our mothers always invoke powerful emotions. We may dream about our mothers in many different forms. She may be disguised in our dreams, and it is our job to find her in there. If you are dreaming about your mother, you may be addressing some issues or concerns in your dream, or your dream may be based on a valuable memory. The general image of “mother” in a dream may symbolize a variety of feelings and ideas: caring, nurturing, love, acceptance, hard work, sacrifice, martyrdom, etc. The mother in your dream could also represent “collective unconscious, ” the source of the “water of life, ” and the yin. Carl Jung suggests that women in dreams represent our collective unconscious and men the collective consciousness. Thus, the woman is that force, or current, inside of you that nudges you on and inspires you. It is your intuition and the knowledge that in not necessarily attached to words. Men, on the other hand, represent the active part of us that uses the information received to create the physical reality of our lives. When the two are working together well, we have balance and experience awareness leading to peace and productivity.
References in periodicals archive ?
She has become a strong proponent of DNA analysis and hopes more birth mothers seeking their children begin using it.
The former 400m star said the first time he had ever shown any emotion about his adoption was when it was revealed who his birth mother was.
After not hearing from her birth mother for a year, Avery finds herself on the brink of losing everything that she thought was important to her.
7 'future' arrangements, where parties were pursuing surrogacy but did not have an arrangement in train with a specific birth mother.
We anticipated that the LHC, by providing the birth mother with a visual instrument for reviewing the child's life span while asking a similar question about custody, would produce responses that were comparable to those received at wave 2.
It's possible that the birth mother may not be receptive to a reunion, or she may be open to meeting once or twice to answer questions but not interested in cultivating a long-term relationship.
In writing your Dear Birth Mother letter, speak from the heart.
Dreke said he wanted to find his birth mother for the sake of his son, who will be born in August.
Adoption was usually facilitated by the state, no exchange of identifying information occurred between the birth mother and the adoptive parents, and children were raised in ignorance of the identities of birth parents.
I was troubled by your "Overseas Adoption Primer," in which you state that the cost is worth it because adopting parents "can usually avoid the emotional drama of interacting with the birth mother.
From scenes in the Russian orphanage to the birth mother, When I Met You is a unique chronicle of the special background of abandoned or orphaned children adopted from Russia.
Only when the child asks about her birth mother do we realize that she has been adopted: "Mama, please tell me one more thing before I go to sleep.