Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Bump Benefits -

If the whiff of freshly baked brown­ies makes you weak at the knees, it’s thanks to your newly ac­quired sniff­ing skills. Two thirds of mums-to-be ex­pe­ri­ence an en­hanced aware­ness of aro­mas: it’s thought that’s down to in­creased lev­els of the hor­mones oe­stro­gen and pro­ges­terone dur­ing preg­nancy. “Along with these higher hor­mone lev­els, in­creased blood flow to the sen­sory or­gans im­proves how well they work,” ex­plains Pradnya. As smell has a dom­i­nant role in tast­ing food, you’re likely to ex­pe­ri­ence flavours more strongly too.

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