Post # 1
I know a lot of women will experience smells that bother them during pregnancy but I’ve had the opposite. I’ve found that there are some weird smells that I love recently, usually things that would be overpowering or bother other people – like the smell of the new furniture in our nursery and printing ink (I’m a graphic designer) and our bathroom cleaner.
Anyone else notice this? Am I the only weird-o?
Post # 3
At the end of my pregnancy I was obsessed with the smell of Sharpies; it almost felt like a food craving, it was that strong. It went away a couple months after I had Addie, but it was really hard to resist those last few weeks/months!
Post # 4
@camrie funny isn’t it? My sister said while she was pregnant some women can get forms of Pika which is apparently the desire to eat/smell non-food items. She said she had the strongest desire to drink her laundry detergent lol
Post # 5
I loved the smell of toilet paper and any other kind of paper… or ink, or both? I still love it =D One smell I LOVED before I got pregnant was the Adidas deoderant but 1 sniff of it and I would ralf right away after when I was pregnant… I still hate it to this day.
Post # 6
I love the smell of the paper at work fresh off the printer… when it’s still warm… and gasoline! I can’t get enough of pumping gas. If it wasn’t so damn expensive I’d make a point to get gas every day.
Post # 7
@nskillet: Thank goodness I don’t want to eat anything weird!
@firsttimemom: Crazy huh? I’ve heard other people mention the gasoline one. It seems to be mostly chemical smells.
Post # 8
I love the smell of my horse saddle, it smells like sweaty horse + leather, maybe its just wishing i could ride again, weird. No chemical smells that i love yet.
Post # 9
Yes this reminds me of Pica too! Pica can occur at any point, more commonly among children, but I did have a friend who also wanted to eat soap and laundry detergent only when she was pregnant, with all of her pregnancies. She would sometimes suck on washcloths, haha.
I don’t think it’s weird. It’s got to be similar and satisfying on some kind of biological level. Lucky that it’s only a smelling thing for you! We wouldn’t want a graphic designer sucking on all her ink cartridges.. that’s gotta be bad for business!
Post # 10
I couldn”t get enough of the smell of clean laundry or “clean linen” scented things like Febreeze, air fresheners, etc.
This also might sound weird, but also the smell of the vacuum. It had a fresh, clean smell to me so I’d find anything and everything to vacuum on a daily basis just to smell it.