Easily grossed out by sights or smells? Why it must be Week 3

/Easily grossed out by sights or smells? Why it must be Week 3

Easily grossed out by sights or smells? Why it must be Week 3

My HormonologyThere are weeks in your cycle that are perfect for cleaning out a moldy fridge, fishing the knot of hair glop out of your shower drain or watching a gory movie.

Week 3 of your cycle (which starts right after ovulation in the middle of your cycle) probably isn’t one of them.

According to a 2010 study in the journal Hormones and Behavior, rising progesterone during your Week 3 makes you more easily disgusted by things you see or smell, which can make your stomach churn.

Researchers theorize this increased sensitivity to being grossed out helps you steer clear of potential threats in case you got pregnant during ovulation at the end of your Week 2 and now need to be extra-cautious.

Your body won’t get the memo that you’re not preggers till the start of your premenstrual Week 4 when it then triggers a drop in progesterone. Till then, I’d recommend putting off doing anything that could potentially make you want to hurl till Week 3 is over.

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By | 2018-05-19T13:28:34+00:00 May 29th, 2014|hormone research, hormonology tip, Week 3|1 Comment

About the Author:

Gabrielle Lichterman, founder of Hormonology® and a longtime women’s health journalist, pioneered the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and know more about all the ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior. This movement was launched in 2005 with Gabrielle's groundbreaking book, 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential, and her creation of Hormonology®. She offers a variety of tools--including her popular free Hormone Horoscope® app, eBooks, infographics, videos and tips--to share vital information about hormones.

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  1. Joy Boardman November 5, 2015 at 10:18 am

    I’m in week 3 and just this morning threw out a bunch of food that was “imperfect”….it totally makes sense that my body is trying to keep out bad stuff in the event that I were actually preggo….fascinating!!

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