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I never experienced gagging.
ETA: I think my response comes off as insenstive. I am really sorry you are going through this, I hope it stops soon.
kelliejo74:I'm in my 27th week. I still cannot brush my teeth without gagging!!
This. Brushing my teeth was never a problem before pregnancy. In the 1st tri it was really bad then got much better until about a week ago and now it's bad enough I have to take my toothbrush to work some mornings bc the urge seems to lighten up after I've been awake a little bit.
I still gag at a lot of things but it's not near as often as in 1st tri.
I've found with brushing my teeth it helps not to use toothpaste at first and then come back later to brush with toothpaste.
oh no! not what i wanted to hear... hopefully it at least subsides a bit! I can't even swallow my own saliva most of the time. :(
Michele707:18 weeks and still at it!
We must have the same due date :)
I gag all the time. I cannot brush my teeth, and the earlier I have to wake up, the worse it is. I use a childrens toothbrush on the worst days. I am a Vet Tech and cannot stand the sight or smell of feces, it makes for pretty interesting situations at work sometimes. There are times when I'll start gagging out of nowhere, with no specific trigger. I had thought I would be over this by now, too, and I wonder how long it'll last!
Mine stopped around 14 weeks. There may have been a few times since then but it was over super nasty smells. I think I would have gagged not pregnant!
Everyone is different though! Good luck! :)
My doctor said that our bodies produce an excessive amount of saliva during the first trimester...that might explain the gagging sensation that comes out of nowhere.
I really only had the problem when I brush my teeth in the morning. I finally had to stop brushing the inside of my teeth (eww) in the morning because if I gagged just once....BAM...I would lose my cookies. I would just make sure to brush my teeth completely and carefully at night when the gagging sensation was not so bad.
I have noticed that the last couple mornings I 'forgot' and started brushing my teeth the normal way and didn't find myself gagging...so maybe the issue is disappearing for me. (I am 25 wks)
Unfortunately, I now cough and gag from acid reflux. It may hang around a while.