Oil pulling during pregnancy
I was participating in that thread. I have been doing it for over a week now at the recommendation of my acupuncturist who specializes in fertility and pregnancy, I trust her so I'm going with that. It feels really good to me, my gum swelling hasn't completely vanished but my mouth overall feels better and I have noticed a significant change in color, they are definitely whiter. I'm really hoping if I continue the swelling will completely go away, I'm not having any pain though, which I was from the pregnancy gingivitus before pulling.
I just started oil pulling 4 days ago.
I wouldn't recommend starting during Tri 1 if you are dealing with nausea, but otherwise I highly recommend it.
I am using toasted seasame oil at the suggestion of someone who has been practising oil pulling for some time. My mouth feels SO good and clean afterwards, it's really something.
Like Moriah, I have already started to notice some improvement but expect to see more given time (healing takes time). It may be placebo affect but last night I felt like my teeth where whiter too.
For those that have been doing this for some time, why the empty stomach if you aren't experiencing nausea and are not pulling for the purported "detox" benefits? I just don't have time in the morning, so I've been doing it in the evening after putting my DS to bed.
Might mention that I'm 8wks with lots of nausea but not in the am!
I used to do it, but stopped because it didn't seem to be helping anything. I did it with castor oil mostly, and tried sunflower oil but it had a stronger flavor I didn't care for. From what I remember it is fine to do during pregnancy, the only concern is morning sickness issues. I can say my teeth looked cleaner, but I had acne and really bad dry skin issues and it didn't touch either. Wish I remembered how long I did it, once or twice a day for a few months maybe.