no...there's no reason you can't get a perm. there's some controversy/difference of opinion over haircoloring, but no other chemical processing to hair is unheard of during pregnancy.
also, i may add..personally, i continued to color my hair (with my regular permanent/demi/glosses) during my entire pregnancy..and worked in the salon 10hrs/day (doing 90% clients color-only services) until my 38th week . no harm done.
if the smell gets to you, and makes you nauseous, well..that's just something you won't know until you smell it. otherwise, get your perm!
at 9:48 PM on Oct. 11, 2009