Did you know a women's sense of smell is heightened during pregnancy? Almost every pregnant women notices a change in her sense of smell during pregnancy; it's how significant that change is, and how it affects you, that makes all the difference. For instance, scientists have hypothesized that for some women, this heightened sense of smell that leads to morning sickness. (One study even found that women born without a sense of smell — a condition called anosmia — don't suffer from morning sickness when pregnant. The reason for this heightened experience can be attributed to increased levels of estrogen. It can literally make every little scent that wafts through a pregnant lady's way feel like an all-out assault on her nostrils!