For 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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"Even the sight of it would make me gag!" -- @Kelly_Gallello
"I had a serious food aversion to chicken. And go figure, chicken is one of my son's favorite foods!" -- @YvonneZaccone
"Any kind of chicken, raw, cooked, couldn't even stand to look at it. I was so averse that after I had him that it took me another month to try it again." -- Michelle
"Chicken being cooked!" -- @pearson2363
"I couldn't open the fridge at all. The smells were too much. Lots and lots of take out in this house for nine months." -- @QuestionableCIP
"The smell of Subway disgusted me!" -- @BrinaShanell
Bad breath (and ground beef!) -- @Crystal_Bethel
"Slim Jims. Which a few of my students brought to school every day as a snack. After the 'we should only bring healthy snacks' lecture didn't stop the Slim Jims from showing up at snack time, I started having snack time outdoors so the smell wouldn't linger in my classroom." -- Shell, Things I Can't Say
"The smell of bacon did it for me. Funny, I have always liked bacon but I couldn't tolerate it while carrying." -- Ty
"The smell of my own cooking. Raw meats. Anything like that. I did not want to cook even though I was always hungry." -- @MyMamihood
"Raw beef (gagging now)." -- Michelle
"I was gagging at the smell of anything greasy, alcohol (I was a waitress), and coffee!" -- Raynah
"Crazily enough, it was coffee. Un-pregnant, I drink at least two pots a day. But the day I got pregnant, I wanted nothing to do with it." -- Lara Kulpa
"The smell of my new car/leather would make me vomit everytime I opened the damn door!" -- @RachelAbbe
"Any deli in any grocery I would gag!" -- Jill
"Menthol would make me sick. Threw away the Vicks." -- @jenaltri
"With my first the smell of Burger King was the worst!" -- @LisaMorgridge
"Bananas, any meat, and coffee." -- Katy, Dim Sum Debutante
"Perfume or cologne. I work at a bank and people really know how to overdose on the good smelling stuff." -- April
"My expensive perfumes I had to give away." -- Onidis
"I couldn't stand mint, I was on a neverending search for toothpaste that didn't make my stomach turn." -- @JessBWatson
"Mint. Had to get kids strawberry toothpaste to brush my teeth." -- Lori
"Pizza. It was heartbreaking." -- Erica
"Hand sanitizer. Shiver." -- Maggie, I've Got a Bucket Full of Awesome
"Caramels, like the milk maids candies or the bullseye candies." -- @mrskilgore41809
"The dog's food. It's the dry kind but still smelled foul. Luckily my husband feeds the dog!" -- Elizabeth
"Red meat did it every time. Even the THOUGHT of red meat sent me running to the toilet!" -- @susanseufert