Recently I've been gagging on my toothbrush. Not on purpose!
See, I've always gagged pretty easily. Brushing those back teeth is always a challenge. I always warn the dentist tech before getting my teeth cleaned.
It was really bad during the first months of my pregnancy. I mean REALLY bad. I was nauseous all the time anyway, so brushing my teeth was a nightmare! In fact, it got so bad that I couldn't brush the inside parts of my teeth at all or much of the tops of the back ones. I had to swish a lot of mouthwash and hope for the best!
But later in my pregnancy, I discovered I could brush my teeth again! Not only could I brush them, but I didn't gag at all no matter how far back I brushed! It was wonderful! This special pregnancy bonus continued even after the babies were born!
But all good things must come to an end, I guess, because in recent months the gagging has returned. I find it very interesting that it took so long for this particular aspect of my body to return to its pre-pregnancy normal state. It's amazing to me the different ways pregnancy can affect your body. I would never have guessed at some of the things pregnancy did to me. Now granted, my pregnancy was a little different from most. But I'm sure even normal pregnancies do strange and surprising things to a woman's body.
3 months ago