Pregnancy is a special period in a women’s life. With wonderful but in the same time with tough times. Pregnancy gives you a natural glow, and now it’s time to find a scent that will reflect that.
Is perfume safe to use during pregnancy? Well, this is a question for many women during this period. The short answer is yes, but with some important amendments. You may be more sensitive to perfumes and find that some scents make you nauseated, light-headed, agitated, or more prone to headaches. To prevent as many unnecessary symptoms as possible, try to keep a fragrance-free environment until you discover some scents that will help you feel good. One of the biggest symptoms of pregnancy is having a heightened sense of smell accompanied by a sensitivity to certain scents. Your skin can also be more sensitive during pregnancy causing your skin to react to certain types of perfume. This is why you will have to choose the scent you go with carefully. You do not want to wear something that will make you sick throughout the day. Try out your perfume on a day when you can stay home and take a shower if the scent bothers you.
The chemicals in the perfume can change the hormones in the body, which can cause nausea and other undesirable side effects. With this, there have been studies on rats where the mother was wearing perfume and it found that the sons born had issues with their fertility. While this has not been backed by human studies due to the ethics surrounding this sort of study, it is still food for thought. The solution for this issue is to go with a perfume that is natural or chemical free.
Whether you use a perfume, body spray or other scent during pregnancy is up to you. If you are concerned about any extenuating circumstances with this, then it is best to talk with your doctor. If you do decide to use perfume, finding the one that embodies the way you want to feel during your pregnancy can be a lot of fun.