14. Tasting Metal
When you’re pregnant, it’s possible to feel like you can taste pennies in your mouth. Estrogen and progesterone levels increase during pregnancy and can change the way your taste buds work. Known as dysgeusia, this condition makes some pregnant women taste metal.
Common in the first trimester, “metal mouth” can leave a sour taste in your mouth that you can experience even while eating. Dysgeusia goes hand in hand with morning sickness as having a metallic taste in your mouth can make nausea worse. Water retention is also known for causing “metal mouth” because it can affect the taste buds. Chewing gum, sucking on vitamin C drops or drinking orange juice can help you find relief from dysgeusia.