Pregnancy Journals – 13 weeks – day 2 – Heightened Sense of Smell
Last night, I had ONE BITE of mild garlic bread. Twelve hours later, the scent of the little snack seems to be oozing from my pores. When I’m in a non-pregnant state, odors never bother me much. I’d kiss my husband all day long if he smelled of garlic… onions… whatever (well, except fish). But, were talking about something more severe here. I smell (I know only to me) like I bathed in garlic oil. The smell is not causing me to be ill, but it’s just weird.
“When women become pregnant, their levels of estrogen increase. Estrogen has been linked with an increased sense of smell… scientists aren’t exactly sure how (or if) estrogen creates the change in the nose or in the brain.” (1)
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(1) “How Does Pregnancy Affect the Senses of Smell and Taste?” HowStuffWorks. Health How Stuff Works, 01 Aug. 2008. Web. 20 May 2016. <http://health.howstuffworks.com/pregnancy-and-parenting/pregnancy/issues/pregnancy-affect-senses-of-smell-and-taste1.htm>.
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