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I am 10 weeks pregnant now, getting excessive saliva, does that mean something? will it stop sometime soon?

Anyone had the same issue?

Thanks in advance

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As someone who has been there, don't worry about every little symptom and sign during pregnancy. Keep a list of anything you need to ask your practitioner at your monthly visits (assuming they do those wherever you are) and once an item is on the list, forget about it unless it's serious. In that case call your doctor immediately. Otherwise you'll fret your pregnancy away and 40 weeks is a long time to fret. –  justkt Feb 8 '13 at 13:17
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Historically, the community consensus has been that pregnancy questions are firmly on-topic. Feel free to participate in the meta discussion, or start a new one, if you feel otherwise. –  Beofett Feb 8 '13 at 14:04
    
Ah. Missed that one @beofett, sorry. –  Rory Alsop Feb 9 '13 at 20:59

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You don't mention, but I bet when this was happening you were also experiencing some morning sickness. When your body feels like it's going to vomit, saliva production increases to help protect your upper GI tract from the acid.

In late pregnancy when acid reflux can be a problem, you can also get a lot of saliva or mucus as a reaction to the irritation of your mouth and sinuses.

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