Vaginal Discarge during pregnancy is somethink always happen with pregnan woment becouse hormonal changes.
When Should you worried about it?
But also one no one really wants to talk about is pregnancy discharge.
I mean you’d think it gives some hint about the status of your pregnancy.
The vagina is your baby’s doorway out of the womb
What do various colors and textures of discharge during pregnancy mean
You can get a rough overview on just what vaginal discharges in what’s normal pre pregnancy in this post.
For the non belly fruit holders first off is it normal to have more discharge during pregnancy.
Increased blood flow and a huge spike in estrogen levels are believed to be the culprits behind the copious discharge
most pregnant women deal with.
You may find thin panty liners are helpful to help keep you feeling dry and clean because they can be changed throughout the day
Which wouldn’t be so practical with just undies they can also help reduce your chances of minor infections such as
yeast and vaginas
Both of which are more common in pregnancy avoid the use of tampons or douches as these may increase your risk of infection
Pregnancy discharge colors all the colors of the rainbow almost brown discharge during pregnancy
Brown pregnancy discharge typically is very small amounts of old blood mixed with normal vaginal discharge
this minor bleeding is usually a result of some sort of light spotting which could have a wealth of causes many of which are no cause for concern luckily
we have in-depth posts on that for very early pregnancy first trimester spotting and the second and third trimester as well
Pink discharge during pregnancy pink
Pregnancy discharge is also a result of blood mixing with vaginal discharge but the bleed may be ongoing more recent or slightly heavier
Orange discharge during pregnancy
The exact color of orange pregnancy discharge affects the potential meanings a yellow orange is likely just cervical
mucus a neon orange could be a sign of infection
A streaky pinkish orange is likely very light fresh spotting possibly from cervical trauma
All three of the above discharges should be mentioned to your care provider
While in most cases this sign of light bleeding is harmless better safe than sorry
Yellow discharge during pregnancy
Yellow pregnancy discharge is typically discharged that is older or has been exposed to air during pregnancy.
A plug of mucus forms within the cervix to prevent infection , this plug stays throughout your pregnancy.
It’s there for quite some time, resulting in the yellowish shade hormonal shifts common in pregnancy also aid in the yellow hue
Yellow pregnancy discharge is normal and may even be one of the earliest signs of pregnancy
The exception to this rule is if yellow discharge is accompanied by a foul odor then it may be a sign of
White discharge during pregnancy
White pregnancy discharge is another normal shade
You may notice very thick white discharge as well as long as the discharge does not have a foul scent
It is considered normal this is yet again a result of hormone shifts during pregnancy
Clear discharge during pregnancy
Clear is the final normal color of pregnancy discharge
You may notice you get more of this around the same time you would have been on your period or ovulated while
You guessed it more hormones at work
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Green discharged during pregnancy
This one is not normal
Usually green discharge is a sign of infection and you should see your caregiver right away
Certain infections can increase your risk of preterm labor
Great discharge during pregnancy
Great pregnancy discharge is often associated with bacterial vaginosis
You may also notice a foul scent after sex
This is treated with antibiotics so you will need to let your doctor know but is usually not cause for concern textures
and consistencies of discharge during pregnancy
Thin and fluid like discharged while increased discharge can make things seem watery very
Water like discharge could be mixed with amniotic fluid which is not something to take lightly
Your care providers should able to test a swab of the discharge to determine whether or not you are leaking fluid slippery or
This is normal you probably saw it pre pregnancy just in far less quantities not like discharge
Remember up there where I talked about yellow discharge in your mucus plug snot
Like discharges bits of that plug, it isn’t necessarily cause for concern to be losing bits of mucus plug but it may
be a sign
You should take it easy for a day or two if you have snot like discharge in large globs or that is tinged with pink seek medical care right away you could be going into labor
Your cervix dilates towards the end of your pregnancy though so if you are close enough preterm labor is not an issue strike that recommendation for medical help
You might describe the thick white discharge as chunky and that would be normal but if it’s cottage cheese like and kind of smells maybe makes you a bit itchy
You are likely looking at a yeast infection