21 Everyday Things That Pregnant Women Can't Stand to Smell (PHOTOS)

deodorantFor the most part, I got really, really lucky and had a pretty routine pregnancy with my son seven years ago. Sure, I was huge, had more than my fair share of heartburn and hemorrhoids, and was uncomfortable as hell towards the end -- but I was never sick and/or miserable at any point during that nine months.

But while I didn't fall victim to morning sickness, there was one thing that absolutely made me gag -- the smell of my husband's deodorant.

OMG. It was the grossest thing EVER. I was so turned off by it, in fact, that he was forced to switch brands for the sake of me hanging onto my lunch.

Having a heightened sense of smell during pregnancy is a funny thing, and I'm not the only one who had a certain scent she just couldn't stand. Check out the photos below to see 20 other smells that moms report making them want to puke while expecting.


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mande... manderspanders

My husband likes to take a garlic supplement; but isn't consistent about it.  He started taking it again after I was about 12 weeks along... It only took 2 days of him taking the garlic pill for me to ask why the hell he smelled soooooo bad.  I couldn't even get close to him, it made me gag - all the garlic coming out of his pores.  (In the past, he might smell mildly of garlic, but nothing horrible).

LostS... LostSoul88

bad breath, raw meat, perfume, and red meat are the only one's I can't stand. That is even before I ever was pregnant. 

2baby... 2babymomma

With my first it was the smell of subway and at the time I worked for a Walmart with a subway inside so I would get sick at work everyday. With my second I had severe food aversion I couldn't even think about food without getting sick, but the worst was whenever my neighbor was cooking because the vent systems were linked and the smell would get so strong in my apartment

SaphireH SaphireH

raw chicken did it for me, never once puked during my 3 pregnancies but the smell of raw chicken got me close

femal... femaleMIKE

The chicken and cheap perfume does it for me.

Christina Mancuso-Henry

The smell of raw eggs... which I actually smell when there are no eggs present! Might be my mind playing tricks on me but UGH, that smell.

nonmember avatar melmcl

Roast beef - it was the only thing I could eat for a while then at 6 months, it all smelled rotten! I still don't like the smell to this day.

Andi Dodd

Mine was earth worms... that smell when you walk out on a spring morning right after a rain.  Oh, and mushrooms... still cant stand the smell/taste, and I use to love them.

Chris... Chrissy9479

you know those old trucks/cars that are in desperate need of a tune up and all you can smell when you get behind them is burnt oil/gas/rubber or whatever. Yeah that still to this day makes me want to vomit! I have to make sure to keep my distance lol  and shrimp! I used to love shrimp but now i can't even smell it without feeling sick to my stomach! so sad :( lol 

claud... claudiaj1218

mine was garlic.  the smell of garlic made me gag.  which was really hard for me, b/c i worked in a kitchen and we obviously used garlic.

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