Every pregnant woman has an idea in mind of how her birth plan should go. Some might want a totally natural home birth. Some might want to give birth in a hospital. Some might even opt for a C-section, while others would rather avoid it if possible. But no matter what, they all want one thing in the end—a healthy, happy baby. That’s really all there is to it.
However, as everyone knows, things do not always go according to plan. For some women, labor goes by the book, everything is perfect, and they have no regrets or wishes that they could do it differently. But some women don’t feel that way. Some women feel that labor was a total struggle, and that everything that could have gone wrong, did go wrong. Either feeling is perfectly normal, and there are millions of other women who likely feel the exact same way, so no one is alone. So, why is labor so easy for some and so difficult for others? The stars could have a little something to do with it. Here’s how she’ll know whether labor will be simple or be a total struggle, based on her sign.
20 Earth Signs May Not Get The Perfect Birth They Plan For
Earth signs can’t help it—they will always have their sights set on that perfect birth plan working out. And most of the time, they will really have their hearts set on having all natural home births. It just makes sense that an earthy woman would want to go through this entire process in the comfort of her own home and feel it all. It just fits with their character. They want to do things the natural way, no matter what it is. However, they will also have to come to accept that they definitely cannot control every aspect of this experience.
19 Taurus: She’ll Have To Make Some Adjustments To Her Plan
Of course, a Taurus woman will immediately latch on to the idea of a natural birth the moment she finds out that she is pregnant. In fact, she probably won’t even want to consider any other option. However, as every woman who has ever given birth knows, natural births can sometimes go awry—this does not mean they are dangerous at all, but every once in a while, the midwife will decide that it is best for mom and baby to transfer to a hospital. This can be hard for a Taurus woman to accept after getting attached to the idea.
18 Virgo: She’ll Have To Learn To Be Patient
Here’s where Virgo women really end up struggling during labor—it is often a long and drawn out process for them. No matter what her birth plan looks like, a Virgo woman will often find herself wondering, “Okay, how long can this baby possible take?” Yup, her baby will be in no rush. From the first real contraction to the moment she holds her baby in her arms, it could be up to two days. But once it is all said and done, she will actually be grateful for this experience for teaching her a valuable lesson about true patience.
17 Capricorn: She’ll Take The Challenges In Stride
Yes, a Capricorn woman will have her work cut out for herself when it comes to labor. It will certainly not be an easy process for her, but the truth is that she does not really mind. She never expected it to be simple, anyway—she was very careful about the expectations she set up in her head. Yes, she has an idea of how she would like things to go, but she knows that if things do not go her way, it is not the end of the world. After all, she just wants to have a healthy baby.
16 Earth Signs Will Learn An Important Lesson From Labor
If you were born under an earth sign, and you plan to have a child one day—or you’re pregnant and you can’t wait for the baby to arrive—just know that no matter what your labor experience is like, you will certainly gain an important lesson from it. And if you go into it with that mindset, it won’t be the end of the world if something doesn’t go as planned. At the end of the day, nothing about raising a child ever goes exactly according to plan—these tiny humans have minds of their own from day one.
15 Air Signs Will All Have Very Different Experiences
Women born under air signs are all very independent and unique—therefore, there isn’t really one way to describe their labor experiences. The truth is that they will all have very different experiences. Some will plan for home births, some will want to be in a hospital without a doubt, some will be very excited and feel empowered, while others will be nervous. And because there is such a mix of experiences, some will end up having quite an easy time of it. There are a huge variety of experiences that also end up falling in the middle of the spectrum.
14 Gemini: She’ll Have To Stay Calm If She Wants Things To Go Well
Can a Gemini woman have an easy labor experience? Yes, it’s absolutely possible. But it is all going to depend on her mindset going into it. Here’s the thing—she will really need to be relaxed if she wants things to go smoothly. But if you’ve ever met a Gemini woman, you know just how hard it can be for her to chill out. She tends to get a little worked up over, well, anything important. And honestly, what could be more important than bringing a child into this world? But if she can relax, everything will go as planned.
13 Libra: It Won’t Be Picture Perfect, But Her Baby Will Be
Libra women do tend to care a lot about having everything go according to plan—when they have an idea of how something should go, they really want to stick to it and turn their vision into a reality, no matter what. But the fact of the matter is that nothing ever goes 100% according to plan during labor, so yes, Libra women will have to face some disappointments. But overall, it will not be a huge struggle—it just won’t be exactly what she expected. As long as her baby is fine, that’s all she will care about in the end.
12 Aquarius: She’ll Have A Surprisingly Easy Time
One might think that an Aquarius woman would be a little apprehensive about labor. After all, you have to give up your own control over your body to an extent, and these women definitely do like to be in control. But the funny thing is that Aquarius women actually tend to feel just fine about going into labor. They don’t really struggle. This is mainly because once the moment arrives, they feel comfortable being in the control of people who know more than they do—namely, the doctors and midwives. They feel like they can trust in them the whole time.
11 Air Signs Could Struggle, Or They Might Be Fine
So, here’s what it comes down to for air signs. Most of them will not end up having a difficult time in labor. Sure, it won’t be the easiest process for any of them, but in the end, they will look back on it without regrets. As mentioned previously, the key for them is going to be mindset. Going into it with the right mindset will probably ensure a relatively smooth journey. But going into feeling too worked up or too afraid, or too unwilling to trust the process, can definitely make things harder than it really needs to be.
10 Water Signs Can’t Help But Get Emotional
If you know a few water signs (or if you happen to be one yourself), you know just how emotional water signs can get! And honestly, what event could bring about more emotion than childbirth? Water signs will have a truly mixed bag of labor experiences. Some will come out of it feeling like they are super empowered, and they simply can’t wait for baby number two to come along so that they can do it again. And some will be thinking to themselves that it was almost too much for them to handle, and one might just be enough.
9 Cancer: She’ll Be Overcome With Joy
Cancer women will have some of the best labor experiences out of everyone. Notice that we didn’t specifically say “easiest”—just best overall. This is because they are basically so overcome with joy at the idea of finally meeting their new baby that when something goes wrong, they will basically just take it in stride. They don’t feel like everything has to be 100% perfect for them to have a positive experience. They just view all of the little trials that pop up as lessons, and they just try to keep a good attitude about the whole thing until it’s over.
8 Scorpio: She’ll Be Fine With Encouragement From Her Loved Ones
Yes, when a Scorpio woman starts feeling those first real contractions and realizes that she is going into labor, she will not exactly be feeling calm and level headed. Come on, this is a Scorpio woman that we’re talking about. She will be equally excited and nervous and overall, just very emotional. But all of that is okay—she definitely doesn’t need to be totally stoic going into labor. What woman would be? But if she wants to have an easy labor process, she will need to have some solid encouragement from her family and friends to keep her feeling secure.
7 Pisces: She Will Probably Have A Long Labor
Overall, a Pisces woman won’t have an exceptionally difficult labor in terms of complications or anything like that, but she will almost certainly have a very long labor, especially if this is her first baby. Why is that? Well, it’s basically just because she is feeling super nervous, and she needs time to fully relax so that everything can happen as it is supposed to. But once all is said and done, she will understand immediately that every long moment of labor was worth it, and she is simply so happy to go home with her baby and be a mom.
6 Water Signs Will Be Fine, But Their Feelings Will Be All Over The Place
Even though water signs will be pretty nervous going into the process, they will ultimately be fine in the end. The truth is that their emotions will just be all over the place! But that is not the end of the world, and it doesn’t mean that they can’t have a positive experience with labor. For water signs, the key is really to focus on techniques like relaxing breaths, and most importantly, being around people who are willing to comfort and help them. Having that solid support system is so vital for water signs to have a good labor experience.
5 Fire Signs Will Have An Easy Labor
You might assume that since fire signs have such strong and, well, fiery personalities, that they would not have such an easy time in labor. But this actually could not be further from the truth. It’s precisely because of the fact that they are so strong and confident that they will pretty much be okay no matter what happens. They simply do not expect things to go perfectly—they are open to whatever happens, and during the entire process, they just continue to remind themselves that once the baby has arrived, nothing else that happens is really going to matter.
4 Aries: She’ll Be Nervous, But Everything Will Be Fine
Will an Aries woman be nervous before she goes into labor? Yes, of course. In fact, she will probably feel a little caught off guard by the contractions—she won’t believe that it’s really happening until she simply can’t ignore it anymore! But once she accepts that the moment has arrived, and there is no going back now, she will fully embrace the experience. She does not care if things go perfectly or not—she simply is overjoyed that everything is finally happening, and she is ready to just take everything as it comes. She has no worries in the moment.
3 Leo: She’ll Be Confident The Whole Time
Leo women truly do approach everything with confidence, and yes, that does include labor! For many women, going into labor is the most nerve wracking thing, and yes, even Leo women do have some moments of anxiety. Really, it’s only natural—you really can’t avoid it, and that’s perfectly fine. But for the most part, she will approach the whole process with the utmost confidence. Leo women do have some of the easiest labors. They do consider themselves very lucky! These women will somehow manage to stay confident even through the toughest of the contractions—they are basically super heroes.
2 Sagittarius: She’ll Be Too Excited To Be Worried
Sagittarius women sometimes surprise people even when they announce that they are pregnant—after all, they are such free spirits that it can honestly be hard for people to imagine that a Sagittarius woman would want to settle down and be a mom. But many of them do, and just to make things even more surprising, they are typically even excited for labor! To them, they see it as this totally unique, brand new experience, and they are just looking forward to it. It can be hard for even them to explain, but they really want to experience it all.
1 Fire Signs Will Have An Overall Good Experience
At the end of the day, fire signs have practically nothing to worry about when it comes to labor. It will pretty much just be a breeze for them. There’s no doubt that some of their other mom friends will feel a bit jealous when it is all said and done, and that is totally understandable! Labor is not such a breeze for most women. But fire signs are just so naturally confident that they will have an easier time with the whole process than women born under most other signs. They can’t help it—it’s just the way they are.