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6 Surprising Benefits of Pregnancy


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Senses are Heightened
Pregnant women can have a different sense of smell and taste.
Pregnant women can have a different sense of smell and taste.
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Pregnancy seems to enhance your sense of taste, most likely because your sense of smell also increases. Yes, that same sensitive nose that made morning sickness worse during early pregnancy can make food taste especially delicious later on. Some experts blame the "radar nose" on high levels of estrogen; others theorize that this strong sense of smell helps women instinctively avoid potentially dangerous substances like cigarette smoke or tainted food, which can be harmful to both mother and baby.


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