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Can someone please invent a smell filter for pregnant ladies?!

(9 Posts)
Mamushka Thu 20-Oct-16 10:59:35

I'm so sensitive to smells in this pregnancy. Last night I couldn't get to sleep because a lingering cooking smell was keeping me awake!

Why can't someone invent a nose filter so no bad smells get through?! envy

LHReturns Thu 20-Oct-16 15:09:01

Couldn't agree more.

I have Hyperemesis so any smell can have me gagging in seconds. I cannot kiss my DH because all I can smell is his shower gel, deodrant or hair product. Literally cannot go near him.

I can smell myself terribly too! My skin has a really peculiar (unpleasant) odour to it.

One of the real downers of first trimester!!

Hyland Thu 20-Oct-16 18:04:27

Smelly work fridge makes me want to puke.

Tidypidy Thu 20-Oct-16 18:08:21

Make yourself a nosegay!

MoonlightMojitos Thu 20-Oct-16 20:55:45

Oh god this would be brilliant. My aunt asked my mum if I'm pg when she saw her yesterday because apparently when I popped round there on Saturday I walked in to her kitchen and gagged and covered my nose and mouth with my sleeve 😂. I can not remember doing this but it sounds about right, made me wonder if anyone is guessing yet :/. I'm only 7 weeks!

Mamushka Thu 20-Oct-16 22:07:48

Even my lovely snuggly little 2 year old reeks at the moment! He's had a slight cold so has that "poorly" smell, urgh it's like something died. Horrible.

Bathroom smells of toothpaste and some other unidentifiable unpleasant note. Bedroom smells really un-fresh but when I was the sheets even the clean smell is kind of weird and cloying. Living room has a lingering smell of cooking smells and nappies that were changed hours ago. Kitchen smells of general food pong. Sigh!

MoonlightMojitos Thu 20-Oct-16 22:09:19

😂 smells like something died, this made me actually lol. I'm emptying my kitchen bin every day and can still smell it from the next room.

bastedyoungturkey Thu 20-Oct-16 22:10:58

Our massive Asda used to do me in when I was pregnant. The cooked chickens and the cafe and the fish counter and the sweet sickly smell of the bakery. Every aisle had a different new aroma which would turn my stomach.

SarahMOs Fri 21-Oct-16 16:46:01

Same here! I am 15 weeks and I'm feeling very sorry for myself. Toothpaste, conditioner, hair serum, you name it! Cooking hot smells are awful. I travel in my job so lots of sandwich bags with me. Smoking smells are the WORST. I worry about restaurants before we go in case I don't like the smells. My sister in law cooked us a lovely meal a few weeks ago and I was in hell!

Someone on here advised me to have something nice smelling (pregnancy safe essential oil) on a hankie. I didn't get around to doing this but I see the logic in it! Even my poor cat is all confused as my husband is now feeding her and she doesn't always eat it until I touch it! The cat biscuits are fine but the wet food....my goodness!!

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