If you're pregnant, you've probably given childbirth some serious thought. Some moms-to-be prepare a meticulous birth plan, while others are comfortable just going with the flow. And me? Well, I made a plan... but that plan was useless when faced with the real deal. So, how do you know whether you should attend childbirth classes, ask for an epidural, or prepare to dance or breathe your way through labor? Luckily for you, there is the right birth method for you out there, according to your Zodiac sign.
Now, I know what you might be thinking: how can your astrological profile tell you anything about giving birth? Well, I've birthed three babies in three different ways, so I say you get as much help from as many resources possible. And, in my experience, how labor and delivery goes down at least partially depends on your personality, your ability to take things as they come, and, frankly, your ability to lower your expectations. Want my advice? Set the bar low, my friends.
I'm not saying that you are predestined to prefer one childbirth method over another because you were born under a particular sign, but when I looked up my info on Astrology Zodiac Signs it was like they knew me better than I know myself. I'm a Cancer, and according to their profile we are sensitive, moody, insecure, and can lack coping skills — all true. When I think back to my first birth, I don't know what I was thinking. I attended a childbirth class and learned all about non-medication options for pain management, including massage, using a birthing ball, and laboring in a whirlpool tub. It turns out that non-medicated childbirth was just not a good fit for me, especially after 18 hours of back labor.
I wonder what childbirth would have been like had I really taken a long, hard look in the mirror beforehand and picked a childbirth method that was right for me. If astrology can teach other moms-to-be about how to set themselves up for the best birth imaginable, why not give the stars a shot? So with that in mind, here's what your Zodiac sign says about your preferred labor and delivery experience: