Pregzilla or The Princess - What’s your pregnancy personality?

Beware! Even the sweetest, calmest and most easygoing person can suffer a personality change when she’s expecting.

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Pregnancy brings with it lots of unforeseen changes. But nothing’s more obvious ― apart from that growing bump ― than the changes in a woman’s personality when she’s pregnant.

Blame the hormones, of course. They are multiplying by the second. One minute you’re sobbing over a TV commercial and the next, you’ll be screaming at your hubby because… Heck, who cares why? He deserved it, didn’t he?

Indeed, pregnancy can do insane things to your mind and body. It brings out traits you never knew you had. Some you may like and others you hope to forget at some point.

The reassuring news is that once you pop that baby out, your hormones will regulate themselves after a few months and you’ll be your old self once again ( hello there!).

Until then, embrace the “new you” and enjoy her for as long as you can. After all, having a split personality sure does keep things fresh with one’s friends and family! If you can’t figure out which pregnancy personality you are, we’ve rounded up the top 12 for you.

Pregzilla

She has always been a certified control freak and wants everything done her way. Now that she’s preggers, her eccentric behaviour hasn’t just gone up a notch, it’s blown out of proportion. She wants to have the perfect pregnancy. She has an elaborate birth announcement planned and probably carries a list of “brain foods” she must eat every day to make sure she gives birth to the next Einstein. Her birth plan is six pages long and don’t worry about figuring out what to buy for her baby shower ― she will send you a link to her online gift registry.

MOST LIKELY TO SAY… “Our flat is on the market as we’re looking to find one that’s near good Primary and Secondary schools.”

LEAST LIKELY TO SAY… “Gosh, I haven’t even thought about baby names.”

The Princess

She’s with child, which means the entire world has to revolve around her right now. While every mum deserves care and attention during this delicate time, this woman takes it to a whole new level. Her baby bump isn’t showing yet, but how dare you not give up your seat for her on the bus. If she’s craving satay bee hoon at 11pm from her favourite stall which is 45 minutes away, the hubs has to leave RIGHT.THIS. MINUTE and get it for her. And everyone stop talking so loudly, it’s not good for the baby!

MOST LIKELY TO SAY… “Why haven’t my friends called to check up on me today? I told them yesterday that the morning sickness was bad. Don’t they care about me?”

LEAST LIKELY TO SAY… “It’s just part of pregnancy, I’ll get over it.”

Even the most laidback ladies can emerge raging over the most trivial of matters.

The Short Fuse

She has no patience, no tact and basically no time to think about anyone but herself these days. Even the most laidback ladies can emerge raging over the most trivial of matters and it’s not just because of the hormones. Fatigue, weight gain, plus aches and pains, can take a toll on anyone’s emotional state. It’s like your regular PMS, but it comes more frequently and in shorter bouts. So, she’s snapping at the person who jumped queue in the line for the bus. She tells her boss exactly what she thinks of him and, generally, just scaring the bejesus out of everyone around her.

MOST LIKELY TO SAY… “Your breathing annoys me, get out of the room.”

LEAST LIKELY TO SAY… “I’m sorry, did I hurt your feelings?”

The Rebel

She refuses to acknowledge that pregnancy is going to change her life in anyway. Women have been giving birth for centuries, so what’s with the fuss? No, she will not read What to Expect When You’re Expecting. No, she will not draw up a birth plan (“Women have been giving birth in trees and taxis, the body knows what to do”). Yes, she will have that one glass of wine her gynae said she could in her third trimester. Yes, she will eat nuts and one more serving of sashimi, please! 

MOST LIKELY TO SAY… “Who’s up for kick boxing?”

LEAST LIKELY TO SAY… “Should I make a plaster cast out of my bump?”

The Spendaholic

Ever since the pregnancy stick showed a positive sign, this woman’s only goal in life is to shop until she pops. Having a baby is a great excuse to buy stuff, because they need a lot of everything, don’t they? She’s pretty sure baby will only sleep if swaddled in that $80 muslin wrap. Ooh, a heartbeat monitor that will let you listen to your unborn child’s heartbeat any time you want ― take my money right now! By the way, which way to Baby Dior and Gucci Kids?

MOST LIKELY TO SAY… “I’ll take them in all four different colours, just to be safe.”

LEAST LIKELY TO SAY… “I’m so glad I managed to get some hand-me-downs and free second-hand stuff for my baby. They outgrow things so quickly.”

The Eco-Warrior

It’s a drug-free, home water-birth or nothing for this Earth mama. She wants to be as close to nature and everything natural as possible since it’s the best for her and her bub. She’s already booked her doula, listens to the hypnobirthing CDs every day and has stocked her nursery with washable nappies. She’s also figuring out how to start her own urban garden, so she can grow organic veggies and is figuring out on how best to cook and eat her placenta after birth.  

MOST LIKELY TO SAY… “I knit my baby booties using wool made with natural dye.”

LEAST LIKELY TO SAY… “Over-the-counter nappy rash creams are totally fine, why bother to make your own?”

Meet six more pregnancy personalities…next!