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11 weeks pregnant and craving toothpaste?!

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SpanielFace Thu 20-Mar-14 21:14:16

I'm 12 weeks pregnant and have the urge to eat toothpaste. Not to eat it really, just for the taste. Mints and chewing gum don't seem to work as well. This is my second pregnancy, had no cravings at all last time, but I've been a lot more sick this time and not sure if the mint taste is just making me feel less nauseous! I know weird cravings can be a sign if anaemia, but my bloods were ok last week. Anyone else had this?

SpanielFace Thu 20-Mar-14 21:14:38

11 weeks pregnant, not 12. Not that it matters really!

greentshirt Thu 20-Mar-14 21:38:21

I'm really enjoying brushing my teeth at the moment, I savour the whole two minutes! Scared to brush them too much though as dentist said I was making my gums inflamed!

SpanielFace Thu 20-Mar-14 21:44:12

Hmm, actually brushing my teeth is making me gag and often vomit at the moment! confused It's just the taste I want!

JustDanni Fri 21-Mar-14 09:26:17

My aunt craved TCP.. she used it as mouthwash. So this is faaaar from the wierdest one I have heard of.
Just be careful as toothpaste contains flouride and too much will give you an iffy tummy x

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