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Why Pregnant Women Very Sensitive to Smell?

Why Pregnant Women Very Sensitive to smell?


When a pregnant woman can be very sensitive to certain smells that previously could be well received. Why is that?

As with some other changes that occur during pregnancy, so pregnant women are usually also experience changes to the sense of smell becomes more sensitive. This condition is caused by increased levels of the hormone estrogen in her body.

A 2002 study conducted by Philadelphia’s Monell Chemical Senses Center suggests that women with high levels of the hormone estrogen has a greater sensitivity. This condition can also occur in women during the fertile period.

The researchers said that higher sensitivity to the smell and taste are experienced by pregnant women can sometimes trigger morning sickness, and he became more selective in choosing.

Yet on the other side of the researchers thought this could be beneficial because it would protect pregnant women from foods that contain chemicals and toxins that are harmful to the fetus.

This condition usually occurs early in pregnancy when the body still has to adapt to changes that occur during pregnancy, especially the fluctuation of hormones in the body. But not all pregnant women have a high sensitivity to certain smells.

A study showed some smell from the smell of food or beverages such as coffee, meat, dairy products and some sharp spicy foods are generally not favored by pregnant women in early pregnancy.

To overcome pregnant women should try to avoid the smell that can aggravate the condition, such as asking the couple not to use perfumes that do not like the smell of certain foods or avoid.

And can also be overcome by opening the windows to provide good ventilation to allow the exchange of air or menyium soothing aroma of mint, lemon or other scent he likes.

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