Your Vaginal Discarge During Pregnancy (Color and Consist Meanings)

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

infection

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

not pregnant

 

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

Milky discharge

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

Chunky discharge

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

 

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