Back to Your pregnancy and baby guide. All women, whether they're pregnant or not, have some vaginal discharge starting a year or two before puberty and ending after the menopause. How much discharge you have changes from time to time.
Body care, pregnancy or diet concept, female hands forming heart shape on the stomach iStock. Leucorrhea is a result of the increased blood supply to the vaginal and genital regions which increases vaginal fluid, Dr. This condition affects between 1 and 2 percent of pregnancies, according to a article in the journal American Family Physician.
Vaginal discharge is certainly nothing new. Leukorrhea is the medicalese term for the thin, milky white and mild-smelling sometimes odorless vaginal discharge that many women first experience in early pregnancy. The amount will likely increase as your pregnancy progresses.
Burris describes vaginal discharge as fluid released by glands in the vagina and cervix. The fluid carries dead cells and bacteria out of the body, and vaginal discharge helps keep the vagina clean and prevent infection. Burris also says normal vaginal discharge varies in amount and ranges in color from clear to milky, white discharge.
One change is vaginal discharge, which can vary in consistency or thickness, frequency, and amount during pregnancy. One of the earliest signs of pregnancy is an increase in vaginal discharge, and this continues throughout pregnancy. When a woman becomes pregnant, her vagina largely takes on a personality of its own, says Dr.
There are changes in the consistency of a woman's cervical mucus during pregnancy and throughout the menstrual cycle. Often, women look for physical signs, such as changes in cervical mucus, as a signal of early pregnancy or as a way to know if it is the right time for conception. While there are some physical signs of pregnancy or fertility, they are generally subtle, and therefore they should not be taken as indicators of fertility or of pregnancy in the early weeks after conception.
Pregnancy can be a roller coaster, to say the least, filled with new and sometimes totally weird physical developments. Your boobs alone can undergo seven changes during pregnancyso you might be wondering how pregnancy affects everything else, including your vaginal discharge. If you were trying to conceive before getting pregnantyou might have kept close tabs on your discharge and how it changed during your menstrual cycle. One of the ways your vagina does that is by cleaning itself with discharge.
Having more vaginal discharge during pregnancy is common. Speak to your midwife or doctor if you are unsure about any increase or change in your vaginal discharge. If you have any vaginal bleeding at any time during your pregnancy contact your midwife.