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Increased Saliva

Very Early Pregnancy Symptom

Symptom Details

Excessive salivation (also known as ptyalism) can occur in early pregnancy, although the reason for it is not fully known. Some experts believe hormonal changes occurring in the body could be one cause. Women who are suffering from nausea also tend to swallow less which may cause a build of up saliva in the mouth. Whether it is due to an increased production of saliva or a build up caused by decreased swallowing, ptyalism will generally subside after 12 to 14 weeks, although in some cases it can continue or return throughout pregnancy.

Comparison Chart

The chart below shows a comparison between the number of times this symptom was experienced by pregnant vs non-pregnant women.

**NOTE: Data for 15-21 dpo tends to be lower than expected as many women stop tracking symptoms after a positive pregnancy test.

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  • Aug. 29, 2015 6:42pm » mamasgroup08 said:
    I've been drooling on my pillow when i sleep 7dpo-10dpo and only have done that during pregnancy so keeping my fingers crossed
  • Jul. 14, 2015 7:00pm » msbesha said:
    7dpo had increased saliva with wanting to vomit started last night and today and also my tooth was giving me pains...maybe something or not?
  • Feb. 27, 2015 8:14pm » hkbates51986 said:
    7 dpo increased saliva as well as metallic taste started this evening
  • Dec. 31, 2014 10:19am » nessa8409 said:
    I'm 11 dpo and I cant stop salivating!! I hate to spit especially while at work. I really hope Im prego been TTC for over a year now
  • Dec. 18, 2014 10:30pm » Justwaiting77 said:
    7 DPO saliva has increased. Maybe that has something to do with my glands and neck being sore and swollen. Anyone else?
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