“It Smells Like He Hasn’t Brushed His Teeth for Over a Month and Has Eaten a Lot of Junk Food!”
Wife says she can tell when she’s fallen pregnant cause she can no longer kiss her husband on the mouth! Has this ever happened to you?
“When it happened in my first pregnancy, it was a bit of a shock to be honest,” admitted Maxi Ducer, a 25-year-old Australian mother, as she revealed how her husband’s breath made her feel “physically sick” while she was pregnant with their first child in 2020. “His breath smelled bad throughout the entire [first] pregnancy. It smells like he hasn’t brushed his teeth for over a month and he has eaten a lot of junk food,” she added, describing it as “worse than morning breath,” and it made her feel like she was going to gag.
Ducer soon realized that changes in her senses were not uncommon during pregnancy. She attributed it to her hormones, which caused her to feel distant from her husband and put off by physical touch. “My love language is physical touch, so it was a big change for both of us [in the first pregnancy], and we didn’t know this could happen,” she explained. However, this time around, when she found herself gagging at her husband’s kisses again, she immediately knew she was pregnant.
Fortunately, the couple was prepared to deal with her condition during the second pregnancy. Ducer experienced severe morning sickness, known as hyperemesis, and had to be admitted to the hospital. Because they had gone through it before, they developed a way to communicate their need for space by using the phrase, “It’s coming.”
Ducer’s heightened sensitivity to smells took a toll on her husband, but he understood the situation and supported her. During her first pregnancy, she made him brush his teeth multiple times a day, but he eventually stopped doing so. She noted that her husband looked different to her during pregnancy, like he was still her husband but also someone else.
Sharing her story, Ducer hoped to provide comfort to other women experiencing similar challenges during pregnancy. She emphasized that this change in sensitivity could be hard for both partners to cope with. However, she eagerly anticipated the birth of their baby girl in October, looking forward to the moment she could kiss her partner again with genuine affection. “As soon as I have my baby, I’m back in love with my husband again, and I feel different. I can’t wait to have my baby girl so I can kiss my husband again. That would be so lovely, to kiss him and mean it,” she gushed, expressing her excitement and love for her husband, ready to embrace their new chapter as a family.