You have just found out that you are pregnant, and all of a sudden you are seeing pregnant women everywhere you go. It is amazing considering that it was rare to see pregnant women around before. Especially if you had gotten pregnant quite quickly. And, this is something that you were taught among many Law of Attraction teachers due to the fact that when you focus on something very hard, you will start to see it everywhere because the Universe is attracting you to what you are focusing on. This means it is all around you. The saying is whatever you focus on expands. However, that has been proven to be false even though there is a grain of truth to it, and this phenomenon is called the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon. It is false only because it has nothing to do with any kind of amazing and mystical spiritual connection driven by the Universe. It is purely psychological. The Baader-Meinhof phenomenon has been described by various psychologists that whenever you are constantly thinking of something, you are looking for the very thing you are thinking about on an unconscious level. That said, your subconscious is bringing your attention to anything in your environment that has to do with the very thing that you are focusing on. And, the same applies when you are buying a new car. You will be seeing the same color and model of your car everywhere. You will be driving passed those drivers. The same goes for newly pregnant mothers.
Since a newly pregnant mother just found out about her pregnancy, she will not be focused on anything else other than her pregnancy for obvious reasons. With that said, she will be running into pregnant women everywhere, no matter how far along they are. Just by walking down a random street or taking a stroll in the mall will bring her to other pregnant moms. This is all due to the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon. However, that is not the only reason that a newly pregnant mom will see pregnant moms wherever they go. The fact of the matter is, sometime along the pregnancy, the mom-to-be will be shopping for baby clothing, furniture to get the nursery ready, and will be going for appointments at the OBGYN’s office or have appointments with the midwife.
That will literally bring her closer to other pregnant moms. With that said, the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon is only half of the reason that pregnant moms will see many others as well. Either way, it is not due to any kind of special force from the Universe that plenty of Law of Attraction teachers keeps saying. It simply is not true. And, unfortunately, this also applies to those who are struggling with fertility or for those who have been trying for a baby for months but no success as of yet. Due to the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon alone, infertile couples will keep coming across pregnant women as well as young families with babies. That again is because all that is on the mind of any infertile couple is pregnancy and having a baby. And because of this extreme focus, then that is exactly what they will be running into on a constant basis. And, this would be quite distressing because they keep running into the thing that they are reminded that they are struggling to have, which is attaining a successful pregnancy and having a healthy baby. However, because of the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon alone, they may frequently come across anything else that is related to infertility. They may start seeing ads for IVF clinics out of nowhere. They may also come across information about new and innovative fertility treatments that are on the rise which is always a hopeful thing for couples that are struggling with fertility.
And, yes, they may also come across other infertile couples as well. However, that would not once again be anything related to the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon either. The fertility clinics that these couples would go to would have support groups that would bring them closer to others who are suffering the same way with infertility. They would come across others in Facebook groups as well, as well as coming across commenters that are struggling with fertility when it comes to commenting on any kind of article shared on a page that is relevant to pregnancy. However, now you know that the reason that pregnant women are coming across other pregnant women. It has nothing to do with any kind of mystical force from the Universe. It is all in your subconscious!