Glad I'm not the only one!! I think I brush too vigorously and that's triggering the gag reflex. I read about the bleeding gums bc of the increase in blood flow and blood volume. I try to brush more softly, but I don't feel it's as thoroughly done since ive been doing it this way for so long!
I haven't tried this but I've read a suggestion to use a child's size toothbrush. Some ladies say it helps.
I really only gagged as long as I was nauseous...once the nausea went away, the gagging did too.