In a study conducted a lot of that happened when women were pregnant, mostly due to hormonal changes. The hormone for pregnant women is increasing, namely the hormone estrogen which will trigger an increase in kissability in pregnant women.
Research conducted by Philadelphia’s Monell Chemical Senses Center in the US states that women of childbearing age are more sensitive to scents. Even women who are not of childbearing age (under puberty and menopausal women) have the same sensitivity or sense of smell. In other words, the olfactory sensitivity of pregnant women is caused by the hormone estrogen.
Subsequent research conducted by Yvonne Bohn, MD, author of “The Mommy Docs’ Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy and Birth” said that not only estrogen but human chorionic gonadotropin or HCG that occurs in pregnant women in the first trimester will trigger nausea, vomiting and a bad smell. more sensitive to smells around it.
You need to know that pregnant women have different smell sensitivity. Although not all experience sensitivity to certain smells, this olfactory sensitivity can be one a sign of pregnancy. Olfactory sensitivity is directly proportional to symptoms morning sickness experienced by pregnant women so that the more sensitive the smell of pregnant women is, it will cause headaches, nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. However, some pregnant women feel that they are not bothered by hormonal changes that cause them to be sensitive to smell.
The sense of smell that occurs does not cause harmful disturbances to the fetus but only results in morning sickness in pregnant women. Some rejection of the smell of cigarettes, bitter vegetables, caffeinated drinks, etc. is an effort to keep food intake away from the dangers of food poisoning.
So that this sense of smell does not interfere with your activities. You can change the scent, for example the mother is very nauseous to the scent of soap, then you can replace it with another scented soap. Find a neutral and natural scent to reduce morning sickness.
Meanwhile, so that smell sensitivity does not interfere with nutritional intake, the diet must be adjusted. As long as you have a sensitivity to smell, you can eat foods that don’t smell strong so that you can enjoy the dishes more. You can eat less frequently, thereby reducing nausea.
To add a fresh aroma at home, you can use aromatherapy which is safe for pregnant women. Natural scents will reduce nausea and try to open windows and provide good ventilation so that air circulation can occur.
Thus for those of you who often feel nausea caused by olfactory sensitivity. So you don’t need to worry because every pregnant woman will experience it while to reduce it you can change the smell that you don’t like or if it is related to eating or drinking patterns, try to adjust your diet.