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Some women get nosebleeds when they are pregnant. That's because there is more blood flow to the tissue inside the nose (mucous membranes) when you are pregnant.
You also have more blood flow to the mucous membranes of the mouth and gums
when you are pregnant. This may also cause bleeding, especially when you brush your teeth.
Your gums may be more swollen than usual. Try using a toothbrush with soft bristles.
Regular visits to your dentist during pregnancy are important to
prevent problems. Tell your dentist that you are pregnant. Some dental work
may be postponed
until after your baby is born. (So you might have to wait to have dental work that requires anesthesia or X-rays.)
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofMay 30, 2016
Current as of:
May 30, 2016
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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