Hi ladies, Bit of a random post, but anyone still struggling of a morning to brush there teeth. 😷 I'm 14 weeks this week and since about 6 weeks I've struggled to brush my teeth. I'm suffering from sickness but not actually bringing anything up. Soon as the toothbrush goes in there it's a struggle to keep it in there without me retching. I feel like I have to mentally prepare myself for 'toothbrush time! 🙈 What us poor ladies go through! Hoping it should end soon. x
39 weeks and still struggle. I can't stand children's flavours and mint makes me feel sick so I have to either use just water or a tiny amount and hope for the best that I don't gag or vomit. And some days I honestly can't do it. Luckily I don't go out anywhere so on those days I feel ok ignoring it. I'd rather feel fine than sick the whole day.
I was the same. On days when I was working, I would brush my teeth as soon as I got up to get the first puke out of the way. Sometimes I just used to have a swirl of mouthwash 🙊 the downside is my teeth are now heavily stained but I was so sick for so long, I don’t know what else I could have done.
I'm exactly the same. From week 8 - 14 I could not brush my teeth without gagging or being sick. Then I had a nice gap where things settled down, but now its returned and I'm 18 weeks. For me the night-time brush is the worst yuk!!
Yep. I’m still having this at 30+ weeks. I find it much worse at night, so I do a quick light brush then to minimise the gagging (never actually throw up, just wretch for ages) then in the morning I do a more thorough brush. Still not as thorough as normal though. I never feel like my mouth is clean- and I feel like my breath absolutely reeks in the morning!
Yep! In the end I used those 'dry' toothbrush things you may have seen in service stations? Like wee gloves that go over your finger tip and was a v swift wipe around. Felt catch 22. Worried about teeth due to amount of vomming, but every time tried to brush I threw up!
Aww ladies, I'm totally with you on it. For me it's not the toothpaste I don't mind the minty taste it's the actual toothbrush in my mouth.😷 It's even worse when your trying to read the back of your mouth. Plus my teeth feel extra sensitive so I'm panicking a bit. 😰. Luckily I think I have solved the problem, I think. I've started to use a child's size toothbrush the head is much smaller. Still feel sick when I go near the back of my mouth but not nearly as bad than I did.
I'm nearly at 14 weeks so hoping the feeling goes away so can start using my normal toothbrush to give it a proper clean as when using the small one my gums keep bleeding but think that's normal as they are more sensitive when your pregnant. Would go the dentist to let him check but couldn't imagine him putting anything in my mouth. Feel sick thinking about it! 🙈🙊