Excessive Saliva During Pregnancy 

Gravidic Ptyalism

Saliva is a watery fluid secreted by glands in the mouth.

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Excessive saliva production during pregnancy (gravid ptyalism) is a mental and physical condition that can be very uncomfortable and unpleasant.

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What is ptyalism?

A person suffering from ptyalism could produce more than 2 liters of saliva a day. It can occur in pregnant women from the first weeks of pregnancy.

During pregnancy, the hormones produced are responsible for changes in the body that enable and finally give birth. They include estrogen, progesterone, prolactin, and relaxin, among others.

What causes excess saliva during pregnancy?

During pregnancy, the hormones produced are responsible for changes in the body that enable and finally give birth.

During pregnancy, the hormones produced are responsible for changes in the body that enable and finally give birth. They include estrogen, progesterone, prolactin, and relaxin, among others.

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