Excessive Saliva Production in Pregnancy: Stop Spitting During Pregnancy

Excessive Saliva Production

Women who have a baby on the way sometimes experience this need to spit constantly. This is not a rare occurrence and is actually rather common amongst women who are expecting. Here are some of the reasons why a woman may experience an excessive need to expectorate when they are pregnant:

  • It is a common occurrence for a woman to experience an increase in saliva production when she is pregnant. This is said to be caused by the hormonal changes that a woman goes through during this phase of her life.
  • Another reason why a woman may be producing a lot of saliva that prompts her to spit all the time is hyperemesis gravidarum or a type of morning sickness that is rather severe. This brings about the excessive production of saliva, making a woman want to spit this out.
  • Another possible reason for spitting problems when pregnant is heartburn. Acid in the stomach may go back up your esophagus and irritate it. This acid reflux then triggers the production of saliva.

 

How To Prevent Excessive Saliva Production In Pregnancy

Some pregnant women want to try and stop the production of saliva at this point since it is rather embarrassing to be seen spitting all the time.

The cause of excessive saliva production at this point is caused by factors that are brought about by the pregnancy, so very little can be done to actually prevent it. To stem the flow, however, you can do try some remedies that seem to have worked for some women.

 

Home Remedies To Stop Spitting While Pregnant

To stop spitting while you are pregnant, here are a few tips and tricks that women in the same condition found useful when they were faced with the same dilemma:

  • Try cutting up a few limes and putting them in a convenient Zip Lock bag. Suck on one whenever you feel the need to do so. This stems the need to spit your saliva out.
  • Try to cut back on sugary foods and sweets. Since sugar does tend to increase saliva production, minimizing the intake of sweets may also minimize the flow of excessive saliva.
  • Use some ground coffee under your tongue. It actually absorbs the excess moisture that saliva produces and it feels like you are drinking a cup of coffee without having a cup of it in your hand.
  • Sunflower seeds seem to be a popular remedy for this problem and works for a lot of pregnant women. Simply suck on sunflower seeds to help stem the need to spit.

57 Comments

  1. phil said:

    I did not spit during my first pregnancy 5 years ago. I am spitting so much now in the first trimester, its very tiring as the spit chokes me when I sleep. This makes me sleep less and I am on bed rest for high blood pressure also.

    July 22, 2009
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  2. Mommy said:

    I am in my 5th pregnancy and am spitting like crazy all day. It is so annoying, uncomfortable and gross. I did have extreme morning sickness which may also contribute to the excessive saliva. I had this with two of my other pregnancies but this time around it seems like it is lasting longer. I have been spitting now for about 1 month. Usually it just disappears around week 12 to 14. I’m praying time goes by fast.

    August 18, 2009
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  3. Maighene said:

    I have been spitting since week six and I am in week twelve and it is not letting up. I am very embarrassed to go to restaurants and I am a phone agent in a cubicle most of my coworkers have been ok but even one and a manager is grossed out I pray that it stops by week sixteen although some people say it may last throughout the whole pregnancy

    August 26, 2009
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  4. julie said:

    I spit all the time. I find it hard 2 have a normal conversation without spitting it is keeping me off work because my job involves talking to people and it is a true nightmare. With my other children it lasted the whole 9 months. I am now on my second month and am in for a long ride……..HELP

    September 1, 2009
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  5. michelle said:

    I am in my fifth pregnancy. I am about 8 weeks and spitting like crazy. I did it with my last 3 pregnancies, but I am extremely nauseous and am vomiting after almost every meal. I need some type of remedy fast.

    September 15, 2009
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  6. lekesia gregory said:

    I am in my second pregnancy. I am 15 weeks and spitting like mad woman. I spit the whole time with my first pregnancy and was hoping this one would be different but it is not. I really wish there was a remedy for this. It even makes me sick to the stomach sometimes. I heard sucking on ice cubes are good, but it is only a temporary fix. i need a permanent fix for too much saliva that is generated.

    September 21, 2009
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  7. Michele said:

    I am 20 weeks pregnant, I am cannot stop spitting. I am really getting annoyed with it and I need it to stop now. It’s so embarrassing talking to persons and the saliva building up and walking with the bottle…(gross)…When will this stop…

    October 7, 2009
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  8. Twinkle said:

    I am 21 weeks pregnant and i can’t stop spitting, it is annoying. I am eating constantly to stop it and also chewing sugar free gum and drinking room temperature water kinda helps me, but I want it gone

    October 16, 2009
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  9. Mary said:

    I am 12 weeks pregnant with my 3rd baby and i have nasty spit in my mouth all the time. I cant even make love to my husband without spitting. Luckily he is understanding and does not mind. There has to be a solution for excessive saliva during pregnancy.

    October 26, 2009
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    • Sam said:

      Check with your doctor if you have any underlying problems, such as nausea, vomiting, or heartburn and try to cure them. If you smoke, please give it up or seek advice on a smoking cessation program.

      There is no no real solution for excess salivation in the stages of pregnancy. But you may want to try these steps as some women claim these helped in one way or the other:
      – Eat frequent, small, well-balanced meals, and avoid excessive amounts of starchy food.

      – Brush your teeth and use mouthwash several times a day.
      – Suck on hard candy or chew sugarless gum. This won’t make you produce less saliva, but it will make it easier for you to swallow the saliva you do produce. Avoid sour candies and gum, as they can stimulate saliva production.

      – Drink plenty of water. Keep a water bottle handy and take frequent small sips.

      November 3, 2009
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  10. Mrs Tatum said:

    I find this so interesting. My son’s girlfriend is 7 months pregnant and she spits a lot. I first noticed that when they were visiting and she kept getting up and going to the bathroom.
    Being the age that I am I know that pregnancy will make a woman go a lot. But this was crazy. So I inquired about it and she told me that she has to spit alot. I thought she was crazy. But a co worker I was discussing it with said she experienced it when she was pregnant. The medical term for it is Ptyalism or Sialorrhea. From what I’v read thus far. It is thought to have to do with the hormonal changes in a womans body. Or it may be due to nausea or a metallic taste that occurs in their mouths. Never to old to learn. Glad I didn’t experience this but an interesting subject.

    November 9, 2009
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  11. Neil said:

    A Trick I found works with my wife is a small amount of raw ground cinnamon placed under the tongue. (Be warned, too much will suck your mouth totally dry, and it does burn). After about 30 seconds, wash the cinnamon down with some milk.

    Repeat every couple of hours.

    December 12, 2009
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  12. Anonymous said:

    I am 10 weeks pregnant and still spitting, but I always keep a pack of sugarless gum and it helps or eating ice cubes soothes it for a while. Other than that I have already made up my mind to go through the whole nine months spitting. I hope they find a remedy for this sometimes soon. It’s disgusting.

    December 29, 2009
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  13. Anonymous said:

    I am also about 8 weeks pregnant and I spit every time I open my mouth. Every time I close it, it fills up with water. Honestly, it is so depressing I cannot go anywhere or talk to anyone. When I go out I have to spit into a cup or bottle which is really nasty. I hate it so much and now on top of that I have developed a strong metallic taste in my mouth. I feel like its taking over my life because now a days I am so down. I cannot keep anything down. When I try to swallow it, it contributes to my severe morning sickness, and I am scared to take anything. I have been to the Dr. and all they tell me is to “deal with it until the 2nd trimester” but I have learned some women deal with it until LABOR. It sucks because im really annoyed with these “remedies” such as drinking water, or sucking on a candy, or minty mouth wash, because that just honestly makes it worse for me.

    January 16, 2010
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    • Anonymous said:

      I feel your frustration I have severe excess saliva and also have a strong metallic taste in my mouth. Sometimes it is so intense i throw up slime and saliva especially when i have heartburn the saliva really acts up. I was diagnosed with hyperemisis gravidurium which is probably what you have aswell. I am now 33 weeks pregnant and it is not letting go, looks like this will last until the end, I had to go on sick leave from work and rarely ever leave my house, i find it very difficult to carry a conversation with people. My husband bought me a portable dental suction on e-bay which gives some relief from all the spitting while i’m at home. Apparently the saliva stops after delivery when the placenta comes out. Good luck and stay strong, lets keep in mind there will be an end to this nightmare!

      May 8, 2010
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      • Anonymous said:

        Yes they told me I had hyperemesis as well and really bad heartburn. My vomiting is so severe that my blood pressure has actual gone up because of it. So now I try to eat extremely slow so nothing will come up, can’t say that it works very well though. And you know what’s funny I joked about “wow I wish I had those suction things from the dentist” and you got it!! But I’m approx 25 weeks pregnant now and its still going strong so I have a feeling this will last also. Its so hard for me at work especially dealing with people and very embarrassing to carry that god forsaken bottle with me. I just can’t wait for it to be over its taking over my brain. But I wish you luck as well and it will all be worth it in the end 🙂

        May 10, 2010
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      • Lydia said:

        Hi, I was laughing while reading about your frustration to this excessive salivation, I know it is so debilitating to have this condition , I am pregnant with baby number 3 , I experience that every time I am pregnant, mine never stop until the day the baby and the placenta are out, like I said I am pregant and I have it again , I have learn to deal with it, nothing help, just hang on there , stop thinking about it, spit if you have to and continu counting your pregnancy weeks, it will definetely go away when the time comes.
        So bad, no doctor or researchers have taken their time to try to help women like us who salivate excessively while pregnant, never try to swallow it, it will definetely make you more sick just spit it out that is what the boby want you to do anyway.

        August 24, 2010
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  14. Katie said:

    I am 21 weeks pregnant and have been spitting basically the entire time. Things that have been helping the last couple of weeks are these:
    -lightly salted rice cakes (only 5 calories per serving)
    -trail mixes including: peanuts, shelled sunflower seeds, raisins and craisins.
    -popcorn ( wouldn’t try this unless you know you aren’t going to throw up for a little while. Popcorn is the worst to throw up.)
    -water: the smallest sips you can possible take.
    -basically anything that has a little salt on it really helps. You just have to alternate throughout the day so your stomach doesn’t get too upset. This should bring you some sort of relief so you can feel like a normal member of society. I hope it goes away for you, I have given up on the fact that it will for me:)

    January 27, 2010
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  15. Christina said:

    I’m 7 weeks pregnant and I too am having a horrible time with spitting all the time! I also have Hyperemesis which I know just makes it worse. Right now I’m chewing on Big Red gum and I can feel the saliva building up which makes me not want to eat or even drink anything. It’s like I have to constantly have something in my mouth. I had this in my other 2 pregnancies and luckily it was gone by the 2nd trimester so I’m praying to God that it goes away this time too in my 2nd trimester.

    February 1, 2010
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  16. goldie said:

    I am currently 3 months pregnant with my 6th baby. I have never experienced this with any of my other pregnancies except my 5th pregnancy. I can relate to every one of the above testimonies, it is the worst not able to sleep, and embarrassing. Even if I did not want to profess my pregnancy in the beginning stages you almost cannot help but notice. I am going to try some of the home remedies for sure!

    February 1, 2010
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  17. S said:

    I am 8 weeks pregnant and I spit like crazy, it happened with my first pregnancy throughout. It depressed me because I tried everything and it wont go away. I carry a milk bottle all the time so I can spit in it, and guess what people think: I am drinking milk. It help rather than spitting elsewhere. Should try and find a remedy for this as it really is painful dealing with this all the time.

    February 4, 2010
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  18. M said:

    I am in my 7th week, I have not started spitting yet or throwing up but I get the feeling most of the times. It is my 1st pregnancy and I feel super tired everytime even immediately after waking up. It’s so annoying as I’m used to being active.
    I have a feeling I would start spitting soon but I pray that I just get the feeling and not the actual act.

    February 7, 2010
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  19. Jenn said:

    I’m about 3 months pregnant more or less and I knew I was pregnant even before taking the test because I could feel the excessive saliva building up. At first it wasn’t coming up and then as I started to progress with the pregnancy its gotten worst. Its so bad that I cry when I have to spit because I want it to be over. I’ve even thought about not being pregnant just to avoid the spitting. I don’t want to leave the house and haven’t wanted to work because of it. I remember when it first happened during my first pregnancy and it lasted up until probably my 6th month. You would think after all we have to go through with being pregnant that this wouldn’t be one of them. The spitting for sure makes me not want to try for baby #3 after this one. I just can’t do it.

    February 7, 2010
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  20. Kimberly Hamilton said:

    I am having the same problem with spitting. This is my third pregnancy and I have never experienced this before. It is so irritating and annoying. I just want to cry. I am so ashamed taking my water bottle with me everywhere I go so I can have a place to spit. I am 10 weeks pregnant and this new symptom just started about two weeks ago. My nausea just eased up and here comes another symptom. I thought this was crazy because I never had to deal with this situation. To make matters worst I have a sinus infection and it just makes matters worser because I have a lot of spit and mucus. I almost choke every time I drink any fluids and my tongue stays dry all the time. It’s like I stay thirsty but I am to scared to drink. I am so miserable and I hope this situation stops soon. Glad to know I’m not crazy!

    February 17, 2010
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  21. A :-( said:

    I am 16 weeks pregnant and had this from being 5 weeks pregnant, and its really starting to get me down now coping with severe morning sickness is bad enough without having to spit every few seconds of the day. I really feel for all you girls going through the same thing its vile and depressing! I definitely wont be having anymore children and this is only my first pregnancy its enough to put you off for life! Sunflower seeds seem to help a little more than anything else I have tried so thank you to the earlier comments that were left telling me about this. I am praying this does not last much longer but somehow do not think I will be so lucky just got to think of the beautiful baby I will have at the end of all this malarky! So sick of spitting!!

    February 22, 2010
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  22. Michelle said:

    I’m 6 weeks pregnant, I’ve had excessive saliva for a week now and it’s already depressing me. I had it with my 1st two children too. My first it stopped a week after he arrived, my second I managed to stop in hospital, I hope it stops quicker with this one. I used to spit into a bottle with my first but it was so embarrassing so I started sucking a tic tac to the roof of my mouth so that it felt better to swallow, this worked but not for this one the tic tacs are making my morning sickness worse, I’m going to try the sunflower seeds but anymore more tips would be gratefully received.

    March 1, 2010
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  23. sarah said:

    I am 12 weeks pregnant and I am constantly spitting as well. Not only that, I smoked before I was pregnant and I have those nasty globs of spit in my throat all the time! But the worst part about it is my boyfriend says “ugh” or “thats so disgusting” every time I do. I wish there was another solution to this spitting problem during pregnancy! I also am praying with all I got that the spitting stops when I come to 16 weeks of pregnancy.

    March 5, 2010
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  24. Cathy said:

    I am 10 weeks pregnant and also experiencing the excessive non-stop spitting. It is annoying because i can hardly do much throughout my day because of it. I don’t go out with friends or even turned my boyfriend down when he ask to go out on a date. I have not been able to drink juice in a long while because it makes me feel more nauseous, anything with sugar just makes it worse for me. One thing that really helps me is sunflower seeds , but i was afraid that i was using it too much, b.c the salt makes me really thirsty.

    March 7, 2010
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    • These are the symptoms of first trimester of pregnancy, some may salivate more and some less.

      This is associated with hormonal changes.
      You may keep ice in your mouth which helps to reduce salivation; coffee seeds kept under the tongue are also helpful. Lime sucking will also prevent excessive salivation. Hyper emesis gravidum is the condition where these occur. Even heart burn can result in excessive spitting. Try to eat less sugary food, as starch causes more salivation. Sunflower seeds are also helpful.

      March 10, 2010
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  25. kelly said:

    I am nearly 10 weeks pregnant and also spit all of the time, my mouth is constantly filling up with saliva. I had this with my first pregnancy as well and it went by the 16th week. I feel this time around I am going crazy. I don’t go anywhere other than to take my son to school and pick him up. I pray this stops soon, its taking the joy out of being pregnant.

    March 10, 2010
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  26. Phoenix, AZ said:

    This is my third pregnancy and I never experienced this excess saliva thing. It really is annoying and I thought I was the only one experiencing this! I have been chewing gum at almost all hours of the day every day. The only way I can get sleep is to have gum in my mouth at night! I also feel like I have to be constantly eating to make the saliva go away. It really does bring you down. I sympathize with everyone else who is experiencing this. I wish there was a magic solution to this annoying symptom! Help!

    March 18, 2010
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    • PUP said:

      Many a times during first trimester or third trimester of pregnancy, there is excessive salivation in the mouth; it is due to the hormonal changes occurring in the body. Excessive salivation is also called ptyalism , occurring in hyper emesis gravidum (a severe form of morning sickness during pregnancy).
      Increased amount of salivation can be due to heartburn , which is common during.
      Some irritants like smoke, tooth decay and other oral infections can also cause excessive salivation.
      To treat excessive salivation
      – Drink cold milk, it will reduce acid formation.
      – Avoid eating late at night. Eat small meals several times in a day.
      – Hydrate yourself with sufficient fluids. Some times dehydration can also lead to ptyalism.
      – Mouth wash frequently can be helpful.
      – Candy sucking may also reduce excessive salivation.
      – Brush your teeth many times in a day.

      March 19, 2010
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  27. S said:

    I am 16 weeks pregnant and have been spitting for over a month now. This is my 2nd child and did not experience this before. It is the most disgusting thing ever. I don’t even want to go to my doctors appointment to avoid people watching me spit into a bag. I have tried everything and it just does not go away. Actually when I put candy in my mouth, it creates even more saliva that makes me vomit. This is depressing I cannot have a conversation with any one since after I spit only takes me about 15 seconds for my mouth to fill up completely again.

    March 20, 2010
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  28. anonymus said:

    I am 10 weeks pregnant with my 2nd child. I didn’t experience the whole excessive saliva thing with my first. Both pregnancies I had severe nausea and was vomiting day and night. For the excess saliva, my doctor said I could take Unisom tablets and that it is an antihistamine. Is it safe to take it during pregnancy. I take only 1/2 a tablet at night and not during the day since I work and don’t want to fall asleep. I pray, too, that this ends and doesn’t last the whole 9 months! It’s so disgusting!

    March 29, 2010
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    • PUP said:

      Ptylism, as it known medically, is very common complaint during pregnancy. In pregnancy there are lots of hormonal changes, and excessive salivation can be the result of this change.
      You were lucky for the first pregnancy.
      As such it is not a harmful disorder; it is more to do with the inconvenience occurring to you.
      It is not advisable to take any antihistamine tabs for your trouble; it has many side effects, which may harm the fetus as well as to you.
      Few things you can do are,
      Treat your hyper acidity, if it present by a suitable antacid.
      Eat frequently in small quantity.
      Make up your mind to tolerate it during the pregnancy period.
      Do not lie down immediately after eating, as the acid contents will regurgitate into the esophagus, causing excessive salivation.

      April 2, 2010
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  29. ANONMYNOUS said:

    I am a 42 year old woman and found out I was pregnant after seeking care at the emergency room for my back that went out after trying to lift something to heavy.

    I have three sons already the oldest being 22, 17, and a 7 1/2 yr old who will be 8 next month. I’ve experience the excessive saliva with the last two and soon after I found out about this the morning sickness with the disgusting saliva started can’t eat only in very very small serving and I mean small can’t drink nothing but water, no soda stays down but, I did find that coffee help my mouth stay dry awhile the saliva makes me sicker/nauseating. Although, my spouse and I decided not to go on with this and we pray for forgiveness I just cant go through with this because this is so depressing. I went through with the saliva problem until the finalization of my pregnancies. I wish all of you ladies luck and pray that a remedy be invented for this depressing symptom of pregnancy the worse side effect that can ever happen to a woman during what is suppose to be exciting. It really is and right down disgusting, I’m working next to people who are probably wondering why I’m spitting so much and have so much tissue on my desk, but I decided and that is final all over this week. I have a stinky jar next to my bed that I have to bleach out every few hours and I’m only 7 weeks that’s it for me.

    March 29, 2010
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  30. Laura said:

    It is embarrassing!! People don’t quite understand why I am spitting all the time, and I am now tired of explaining it. I actually prefer the morning sickness, at least that’s not on my mind 24 /7. Very glad to know that this is a common side effect of pregnancy but feel very sorry for all that have to suffer it. Roll on week 14- 16 if that is when its likely to stop.

    May 16, 2010
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  31. BS said:

    I am 9 weeks and 4 days. I have been spitting constantly. I had this problem with my first pregnancy and could not control it. It lasted my whole 9 months. My second pregnancy I did not have this problem at all. I used to walk around with a cup but it’s very disgusting to others. It also keeps me awake at night because I choke sometimes. I tried chewing gum, hard candy and eating chocolate. The only thing that seems to work for me are sunflower seeds.

    May 17, 2010
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  32. Romicha Cooper said:

    I am going on 12 weeks pregnant and I have excessive spitting going on as well. I had these symptoms with my first pregnacy as well, and it is very overwhelming to deal with. I am so tired of this spitting I sometimes just yell out, Please stop spitting! I chew gum and that gives me temporary relief, I find that I also have to constantly eat something to get relief.

    May 21, 2010
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  33. Maxi said:

    I am 13 weeks along and have been spitting throughout. I find that chewing gum helps sometimes but other times it makes it worse. I spit on tissue, its less gross than carrying a bottle around. I carry a roll of tissue everywhere I go. Its so bad when someone comes to my desk at work and I can’t talk coz of all the saliva in my mouth and I can’t swallow as that would make me throw up, sometimes I spit while they wait! Its so gross and I wish there was a real remedy. Hang in there ladies!

    June 17, 2010
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  34. MS said:

    I spitted during the entire nine months of my first pregnancy. It was extremely embarrassing and disgusting. I am now 6 weeks pregnant and this excessive saliva has stated again. I hope that I don’t experience this during my entire pregnancy again, but I am not hopeful. I’ve never tried any of the remedies for excessive salivation during pregnancy offered earlier, but definitely plan to do this time around.

    June 26, 2010
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  35. HC said:

    At present I am 8 weeks pregnant, 3rd pregnancy and every time I have suffered with severe morning sickness and was hospitalized for re hydration. 5 years ago, during my 2nd pregnancy I suffered with severe and constant spitting. I thought that I was the only one having this problem but reading that spitting during pregnancy is very common, has given me some peace of mind. Unfortunately mine did not stop until a day after my son was born. Now on my 3rd pregnancy it seems to be starting again and I am fed up for trying the sunflower seeds. Please suggest some good remedies for spitting during pregnancy.

    July 15, 2010
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  36. RR said:

    This totally sounds like my condition and I hate this constant spitting during pregnancy. I just want to stay sleep all the time because that is the only time when I am not spitting. It has this strong metallic taste and when I try to swallow it, I just feel like throwing up. I also have morning sickness which does not make it any better. Sunflower seeds do work but after a while you get tired of it and its smell.

    July 15, 2010
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  37. N W said:

    I am 9 weeks pregnant with my second child. I had to spit the entire pregnancy with my first son. And of course, it is happening with my second child. It is very depressing and gross. I can’t go to the supermarket or anywhere without having to spit. I eat pistachios and that does help. I also nibble on salt and vinegar chips. I have to keep hard pretzels or some kind of snack at work all of the time. This over production of saliva is driving me crazy. It makes me unable to enjoy the pregnancy. Unfortunately, I have a long way to go until it is over

    July 26, 2010
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  38. U C said:

    I feel so sorry for all of us and I am so depressed because, I have no idea how I will cope with this. My job involves meeting people and advising them, worse part is there are no sunflower seeds in my locality.

    August 6, 2010
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  39. Carol said:

    I had hyperemesis with both my pregnancies(girls) and it was this constant excessive saliva that made me so sick to my stomach. Eating and drinking made me gag that I lost a lot of weight and was so dehydrated that I was hooked up to IV’s at home the first time. My second one I discovered sugar free mint gum. It helped me so much! TTC but nervous about the saliva issue again.

    August 18, 2010
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  40. Anonymous said:

    I’m in week 12 of my second pregnancy and I spit constantly as well. The only time its stops is when I am sleeping. I had the same problem with my first pregnancy and it did not go away until the end of my second trimester. It frustrates me very much as well and makes me gag all the time and have stomach aches. The only thing that helps sometimes is chewing on gum. I wish someone would find a real solution to this problem.

    August 27, 2010
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  41. Anonymous said:

    I am pregnant with my first child and spitting non-stop. It is affecting my mood and I am fighting depression. I vomit a lot because of it. I thought something might have been wrong with me until I read your stories. I wish everyone the very best.

    August 30, 2010
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  42. shuggs said:

    I am 8 weeks pregnant and I am already hating this pregnancy. This is my 2nd pregnancy. In my 1st I started spitting around 6 months. Now this one is different. Its irritating and depressing. I also have hyperemesis gravidurum. I can’t eat nor sleep. Have to be waking up every second of the night to spit. Its tiring. On top of that I just started back college. Now I have to be sitting in class grossing everyone out. My mouth is so dry that wen I do need to swallow its like I can’t breathe and I’m forcing myself to swallow. I really hope this doesn’t last the whole pregnancy. I’ve lost a lot of weight because of this and I’m just not looking forward to losing much more.

    September 3, 2010
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  43. AN said:

    It seems like we’re all suffering from the excessive saliva. This is my 2nd pregnancy and I’m just so tired of it. I look forward to the day when I wake up one morning and the spitting is going for my 1st pregnancy I was completely fine at 12 weeks but this one is different. I’m depressed and I barely go anywhere being pregnant is a joyful experience but I can’t enjoy it because of the way I feel. I’ve decided to tie my tubes after this pregnancy because I can’t stand to go through this again. I wish all of you ladies good luck with your pregnancies.

    February 8, 2011
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  44. ST said:

    I thought I was the only one going through this. I am 20 weeks currently and my doctor kept saying it will go away at the end of 1st trimester. But there is no sign of slowing down. It is so embarrassing. You really do feel so sad and alone and depressed. Going out is just too embarrassing. This is my 2nd pregnancy. The 1st pregnancy went smoothly. I feel better knowing that I am not alone with this, but really doctors should find a permanent solution for this debilitating symptom.

    May 8, 2012
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  45. RZ said:

    Hi, everyone who posted before (and after)me, I practically cried my way while reading all of your comments and experiences knowing that there were other women going through the same. It’s nice to know I am not alone. My excessive spitting started four years ago when I was pregnant with my third child. But once the pregnancy was over, I continued to spit. I’ve been spitting for the past 4 years now with no sign of it getting better. I’ve been to the doctor and the dentist, but no one seems to be able to cure. I’m now pregnant again and the problem has just got worst. I do the whole walking around with a bottle. What should I do?

    June 10, 2012
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  46. NC said:

    I suffered hyper emesis (pregnancy related vomiting) during my two pregnancies of which one was successful with a boy 5yrs now. Even now I vomit yellow stuff 10 times a day, have severe heart burn, a lot of spit and loss of weight. I am afraid to become pregnant again but I need children. What should I do?

    June 13, 2012
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    • PUP said:

      Your problem at present is not related to pregnancy. There is some other health condition that is giving rise to vomiting, heartburn and weight loss. It is necessary to know the cause. You should consult a good gastroenterologist. Meanwhile, you can also follow some of the home remedies such as; avoid eating spicy and oily food. Eat bland diet for few days and observe the difference. Peppermint tea and ginger tea are used frequently as natural cure for nausea and vomiting. Eat small feeds at a time, but eat frequently. Hyper emesis may not occur in every pregnancy even if there is a strong previous history, so do not get afraid to become pregnant.

      June 14, 2012
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  47. MS said:

    This is my 20th week but I still have excessive saliva. I cannot stand it, it makes me sick. I have tried chewing on gum but doing this everyday makes my jaws, ears and head sore. Someone please give me a solution.

    August 3, 2012
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