Pregnancy symptoms…sensitive nose smells!
One of the first signs I think back to after finding out I was pregnant was how the heck it messes with your sense of smell. I felt like things smelt stronger and also made me feel kind of queasy. Huge clue if you have not yet found out your are pregnant and are experiencing this strange new phenomenon!
I use to love the smell of my washing up powder, peppermint tea, certain products, perfumes and food, but then that all changed… I wanted to throw up at these evil smells. I even had a mint plant in the house and had to throw it away because I actually felt like I was developing a phobia!! What is going on?? blame your hormones ladies or to be specific oestrogen. This can make every little scent that wafts your way feel like an all-out assault on your nostrils and can send you head first to the toilet!
Thankfully, for me I just had horrible queasiness but not actual sickness (praise the most high lol), don’t get me wrong, I came very close on quite a few occasions but I learned a few tips I will share with you I feel stopped me from tipping over the edge.
- If you feel like your going to be sick, don’t give into the feeling. Stop what your doing and take deep slow breaths till it subsides and tell yourself your OK, its passing, your going to be fine. Positive affirmations and encouragement are a must, this is my top tip of all!
- If smells trigger you, avoid these at all cost, especially if your out and about, this will stop embarrassment of you heaving over someones shoes ;p And ask those around you to be careful with things that may trigger if you are visiting your peoples or you now hate your mans aftershave etc they will understand at this point and hopefully accommodate without feeling offended.
- If your mouth begins to water with the sickness feeling drink some water, eat a sweet or something that takes away the feeling (another great help for me & a tip from Mr X)
- Get some fresh air, rest or lie down if you feel the overwhelming sickness feeling. I rocked gently back and forth whilst lying down till the feeling left.
- Take it easy in the beginning if you can, you’ll be surprised just how much your body is actually doing even though nothing is visible pregnancy wise at this stage.
- If travelling, be sure to be next to a window for the cool breeze, also speed bumps were horrid so perhaps bring a cushion to sit of if you can (you may get strange looks on public transport lol) and continue with deep breaths.
So ladies this is what helped me not reach dreaded morning sickness, phew. If you have some tips on what you did to get you over this stage (it does eventually pass hoorahy!) please share them below and help a poor mummy to be cope. xx