Things That Repulsed Me When I Was Pregnant
Lots of things change when you're pregnant: Your dress size, your shoe size, your brain size (I swear) and even your hair. And things that you liked, craved, and needed pre-pregnancy can, during pregnancy, suddenly make you feel like, get out of my face! Here are some things that I just couldn't stand when I was pregnant.
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Leftovers of Any Kind
I craved many different foods when I was pregnant, and when I craved something, I had to have it. Like, I couldn’t go on with life until that food was in my belly. But once I had it, I was done with it. Not only did I have no interest in any leftover version of that once-delicious food the next day, but the thought of having to eat it again made me gag.
The Smell of Tupperware
Perhaps it was because it conjured up thoughts of leftovers, but I couldn’t handle the smell of Tupperware or other plastic container when I was pregnant. To this day, that smell—which is essentially the harmless, mild smell of plastic—makes me grimace a little. Weird, I know.
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The Sound of People Chewing Gum
At the end of pregnancy, when you’re huge and uncomfortable and sweaty, things really start to get on your nerves. For me, it was the sound of lip-smacking, saliva-popping gum chewing that put me over the edge. If I could hear my son or husband chewing gum, something bratty would usually jump out of my mouth, like, “Wow, you must really be enjoying that gum” or just a “Gross!” as I waddled away in disgust. One time, after a chewing gum snap at my son I heard him say to my husband, “Wow, she really needs to have that baby.”
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The taste of milk. The smell of milk. The look of milk. Just couldn’t do it.
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On some days it was “too itchy,” on others “too warm,” and generally just “too wool-y” for pregnancy. And also, “the smell.”
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My sense of smell was heightened to superpower mode when I was pregnant. I could smell bad breath a mile away, and I swear I could even see it in the air. My worst nightmare was bumping into people I knew at the mall food court right next to Curry in a Hurry, where I would then proceed to have conversations with their tikka masala.
The Glucose Tolerance Screening Drink
I know it’s just a really sugary drink, but it’s still disgusting.
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I couldn’t stomach fast food when I was pregnant, which is weird, because the non-pregnant me is a sucker for late night Taco Bell runs. I had my usual Crunchwrap Supreme in the first trimester and my growing baby in my belly was like, “Oh hell no! Not while I’m here!” and I felt sick for the next two days.
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My hyper-sensitive pregnancy nostrils did not like the smell of incense. In my first trimester, even just the slightest whiff of patchouli, amber, or sandalwood would send me straight to Queaseville.
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