I didn’t suffer from extreme nausea or vomiting during pregnancy, although a week or so of Diclegis got me through the hard part. I didn’t have extreme cravings or aversions. All those Yogurtland trips were purely an indulgence. Man were they good.
But my perception of the way food tasted did change. I’m not alone. Up to 93% of women report some change in their gustatory sense during pregnancy. This is the fancy word for taste. Comes from the latin word gustare, meaning “to taste”.
On a side note, for those of you who missed (skipped) or miss (long for) latin class in high school, here are some other latin sensory terms:
- aural, from latin auris, meaning “ear”
- olfactory, from latin olfactus, meaning “to smell”
- tactile, from latin tactilis, meaning “that may be touched”
But back to our gustatory sense during pregnancy … Continue reading “Taste buds respond to pregnancy too!”