(Closed) Killer Sense of Smell

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

A seriously superhuman sense of smell was the first symptom I had…I was chopping up leftover Thanksgiving turkey to make DH a sandwich for lunch and the smell made me sick. And it just got worse from there. Wish I could tell you it’ll fade soon, but mine hasn’t. 

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Probably kind of random, but do any of you ladies know why sense of smell is typically heightened?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

YES!!! DH calls me his little hound-dog. I had a good sense of smell before, now it’s like a super-power! I can still wear my perfume though, “clean” smells are okay but lots off food smells bug me. Especially when someone spilled milk all over & under our office fridge & it soured…yuck! Maintenance had to come in to take it apart to clean it!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

That was my first symptom! I was walking through the parking lot to a drug store (to get pregnancy tests-how ironic!) and smelled a cigarette some guy was smoking from a million miles away! He was so far away, but yet I could smell the cigarette. I got my BFP the next day! 🙂

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

@Eva Peron:  I think I’ve read that, evolutionarily-speaking, it makes sense as you’d want to avoid eating spoiled food.  But who knows.  I imagine hormones are the culprit, as they are with everything.

@PrncssDva:  If you have a second baby while the first is still in diapers, you will find this an awful superhuman skill to have.  🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Women, in general, have a better sense of smell and color perception than men. I have always had an excellent sense of smell that was heightened during pregnancy. It has remained that way evern since.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I found this to be a gift and a curse. I thought it was interesting from a logical standpoint, but very impractical when smells were gross, or made me sick. 

I think what tipped me off was walking into the bathroom after DH had used it many minutes before me. I could still smell urine in the air, and I wondered what awful thing he’d eaten the day before. It wasn’t that his pee smelled any more than normal, it was my super human smelling powers! 

I loved walking past flowers, but hated driving past restaurants or walking near smokers.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

DH and I have a new game now.  I close my eyes, we drive with the window open and I announce upcoming sights, namely bins or meat cooking on spits by smell only.  Very entertaining.  I also told the waitress of a local pancake bar we go to that our waffle was burning.  She guffawed and said – yeah right love!  I was right… haha!!

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Eva Peron:  

I read its too keep you from eating spoiled foods, poison , and foods that could harm the baby. Also if your lacking a certain vitamin it mineral smells of food that have them will be more appealing in smell.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

mine is wierd…it only seems super sensitive when it wants to be….

like earier today i went to a bakery thats across from where i work, i remember it always smelling delicious…the normal donuts, cookies, delicious bakery smell…..but today, ugh, it was like i got knocked over soon as i walked in….i could smell perfume/cologne mixed in with the sugary smell from the donuts – it was not pleasant either… i ended up just getting something to drink…very disappointing! lol

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My friend who is pregnant claims she can now detect B.O. from 10 feet away and we work in a crowded and stress filled office.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@kiley0812:  Believe her. It’s more than likely true! 

I’d post one of my experiences, but it’s TMI, and I don’t want to gross anyone out.

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