Gut feelings, bad vibes, motherly intuition...whatever you call it, many moms will describe having a ‘sixth sense’ when it comes to the safety and well-being of their children. In many cases, this supernatural instinct has prevented serious danger and sickness. Here are some incredible stories of motherly intuition at its finest:
#1 Mom On Reddit Tells How She Saved Her Kids From An Intruder
This mother was sleeping soundly one night, when she suddenly had an odd experience interrupt her dreams. "All the noises in my dream muted and I heard a urgent but calm voice overhead, like coming from the sky. 'Wake up, Ami. Wake up now. Someone is in the house. The kids. Go to the kids," the mother wrote on Reddit under the username AmiIcePop. When she woke, she immediately went to her daughter’s room, where she found a strange man standing by her daughter’s bed. The man escaped out the window upon being interrupted, but who knows what could have happened if this mother’s intuition hadn’t woken her up?
#2 This Mom Who Predicted An Earthquake
Nikki McLean, a mother from New Zealand, woke up one night feeling anxious. She went to her 9-week-old daughter’s room and found the baby sleeping soundly. But something compelled Nikki to pick up her daughter and hold her safely. Moments later, an earthquake struck, which caused a mirror to shatter right into the bassinet where the baby had been sleeping just before. Without even knowing it, McLean had woken and saved her daughter from danger just in the nick of time.
#3 This Mom Tells Reddit How She Prevented Her Toddler From Choking
Another mother, known as DudeimousPrime on Reddit, was enjoying pizza for dinner one night with her family. Her toddler was sitting in front of her watching television, so the mother could only see the back of her child’s head. There were no worrying movements or choking sounds, but suddenly the mom inexplicably knew that something was wrong. When she raced around to check on her toddler, she saw that the little girl’s face was blue from choking on a piece of pizza. She was able to save her child from further harm, thanks to her gut feeling.
#4 This Mom Who Got A Bad Vibe From A DayCare
It’s always tough picking the right child care for your babies, and this one mother – writing in the BuzzFeed community as steelerlady382201 - found herself tossing up between two places. One was cheaper, one more expensive, but she ended up picking the more expensive one after getting a “bad vibe” from the first. Within two weeks, the cheaper one had caught fire “under odd circumstances” and closed. “Always trust your gut, especially when it comes to the kiddos,” she concludes.
#5 This Mom Who Sensed Something Was Wrong During Her Pregnancy
Rachel Krich, a mother from New Jersey, had a bad feeling throughout her pregnancy. She confessed this to her OB-GYN, who ordered weekly sonograms to check up on everything...but the weekly sonograms showed that all was well. However, when Rachel got a cold towards the end of her pregnancy, she was on high alert due to the previous bad feelings. It turns out that she had developed listeria and given it to her unborn baby. Rachel caught the “seemingly benign” signs early and a tragedy was prevented due to her intuition.