This post written by Nicole Bradley-Bernard was originally published on YourTango.
Work that bump!
Pregnancy can be the most beautiful thing you'll ever experience … or the worst thing you'll ever experience.
Generally, whether or not being pregnant is a good experience varies from woman to woman. But, according to astrology, some zodiac signs are more likely than others to handle the whole process better than others.
Between the crippling anxiety of impending motherhood, stretch marks, and the struggles of constipation and morning sickness, being pregnant isn't purely this beautiful thing it's portrayed as.
Some zodiac signs will think that having a baby is wonderful. That morning sickness is a small price to pay for such a little "miracle".
They will walk through the entirety of their pregnancy with grace, charm, and confidence. They will probably even be THAT person who goes on and on about being a "vessel for life" and how "beautiful and humbling" the experience is.
Other zodiac signs, however, will be pukey emotional wrecks during their pregnancy followed with depression or sadness during those nine months that constantly wonder why they didn't just adopt.
They'll glare at you when you try to touch their bellies, they'll accuse their baby daddy's of "doing this to [them]!", and they'll yell obscenities in the delivery room (probably even before they make it to delivery, actually).
Still, others will find a balance and take to pregnancy in a practical light that takes the good with the bad and accepts the reality that is being pregnant.
But regardless of how well you take it, pregnancy is never easy.
Even the smoothest pregnancies aren't akin to walks in the park (unless you make a habit of walking in the park when you're nauseous and moody — but that's your business).
The majority of mothers, however, seem to think that it's all worth it though. And, regardless of your parental status, you have to admit, there's not a lot cuter than babies.
I mean, if babies weren't so cute, Anne Geddes would have just been a lunatic putting tiny humans in pots.
ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
The Aries confidence, determination, and love of physical challenges will make them see pregnancy as a welcomed challenge. Their optimist nature will aid them in taking on the emotional challenges faced during pregnancy.
However, be cautious as the Aries incredibly short temper make them extremely likely for their pregnancy-related hormonal surges to come out in bursts of severe anger and aggression.
The tendency to crave competition and be #1 in everything make the Aries very likely to be the annoying one in Lamaze class that is first to have their birth plan ready and have already mastered their burping technique.
TMI warning: the Aries brutally honest nature tends to mean that they aren't shy about the ugly side of pregnancy. So, get ready to hear about hemorrhoids, mucus plugs, morning sickness and all the other less-than-appealing sides of pregnancy from your pregnant Aries friend.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
The Taurus's reliable and practical nature makes them likely to handle the stress of pregnancy with grace. They're unlikely to ever miss a doctor's appointment and are very likely to stay on top of their pregnancy health routine. Therefore, they are likely to have quite healthy pregnancies.
However, the Taurus's dislike for sudden changes mixed with their disdain for insecurity tends to make the changes the body rapidly goes through during pregnancy really hard for them.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
The Gemini's nervous nature make them quite likely to panic throughout their pregnancies about everything from being a "bad mom" to the fear of having a difficult labor.
Considering the Gemini doesn't like being confined, they are also likely to experience a feeling of discomfort with the "confining" feelings of being pregnant (i.e. being limited in what they can eat/drink, being limited in what they can and cannot do, etc.).
Their difficulty with making decisions is also likely to cause some pregnancy stress as there are a lot of decisions to make in only nine short months.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
The Cancer's discomfort with revealing things about their personal life make the Cancer the most likely of the zodiac signs to keep a pregnancy to themselves for a while before making the announcement. Cancer's tendency towards being emotional, sensitive and sentimental make them the most likely of the zodiac signs to take lots of pictures and get sappy about every little cheesy milestone.
They're the ones likely to be caught taking pictures with tiny shoes on their growing bellies, framing sonogram pictures, smiling down at their belly with every kick and obsessing over little outfits for baby's first pictures.
Warning: The Cancer is a bit moody by nature, so be ready for those pregnancy-related mood swings to be a bit more frequent for the Cancer verses the other zodiac signs.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
Leos tend to be quite stubborn and inflexible, which tends to mean that the Leo is very likely to be uncompromising during her pregnancy with everything from baby's name to where the crib will go. At the Leo's pre-natal appointments, the Leo is the most likely to voice their preferred birthing plan and practically refuse to hear the alternatives.
The Leo's dramatic nature mixed with their need to be treated like royalty make them the most likely of the zodiac signs to make pregnancy all about them. They're the most likely to be offended if no one offers to throw them an elaborate baby shower and/or doesn't go on and on about how cute their baby is once he/she arrives.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
Virgo's are hardworking and practical, which make them likely to handle pregnancy with more grace than chaos. The Virgo's enjoyment of healthy foods and books make them one of the most common of the zodiac signs to read all of the books on pregnancy and motherhood and eat just right for a healthy pregnancy.
However, the Virgo's tendency to be overly critical of themselves means that they are quite likely to feel like "bad mothers" before the baby has even arrived. The Virgo is the most likely to take something as simple as slipping and having half a cup of fully caffeinated coffee and turn it into "I'm a bad mommy!"
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
The Libra's tendency for self-pity make them very likely to feel extra bad for themselves during the hard parts of pregnancy. Their tendency to absolutely hate being alone make them the most likely to appreciate someone holding their hair back during morning sickness and letting them know how much "they're glowing" during the especially "round" months.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
The Scorpio's calm and cool nature make them one of the best out of the zodiac signs to deal with the stress of pregnancy. This mixed with their brave nature make them ideal for taking pregnancy, the fear of childbirth and their impending motherhood and saying, "bring it on!".
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
The Sagittarius may struggle with pregnancy more than others due to their dislike of being constrained, which can make pregnancy and motherhood as a whole a bit anxiety inducing for them (I mean, both of those things are quite constraining to one's lifestyle).
This mixed with their tendency to love freedom and travel make them the most likely of the zodiac signs to be thrown into a bit of a life crisis when first hearing of their impending motherhood.
Their great sense of humour mixed with their optimistic and enthusiastic nature, however, will help them cope with all of the doubts surrounding becoming a mother.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
The Capricorn is the most likely of the zodiac signs to be a "pro" when it comes to pregnancy. Their epic abilities in self-control, discipline and responsibility make them the most likely to maintain their pregnancy diets, exercise routines and keeping all of their pre-natal appointments. They're basically super moms from the get-go.
Capricorn's tend to be very family oriented by nature, making them the least likely out of the zodiac signs to have doubts about their impending motherhood.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
The Aquarius's independent nature make them the most likely of the zodiac signs to go solo to their pre-natal appointments. Their tendency to avoid emotional expression can make people think that they're not excited about having a baby, but those who know them well enough can tell whether or not they're excited about "expecting".
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
The Pisces have a bit of a fearful nature, which make them prone to worry during their pregnancies. Something that they will try to escape from by distracting themselves (generally with music or their preferred form of spirituality).
Warning: The Pisces tendency towards being sad make them the most likely of the zodiac signs to suffer from post-partum depression.