What flow looks like in pregnancy
Vaginal discharge usually accompanies a woman in all her stages. This vaginal discharge, also called leucorrhea which means "white discharge", is usually whitish in color, odorless or with a mild odor but, How is the flow in pregnancy?
Hello, I'm back with you, I started the blog with great enthusiasm and, although I continue with the same enthusiasm, perhaps the dates are not conducive to have all the time I need. We already talked in the article about the early signs of pregnancy
Among them, one of the most common and always present is vaginal discharge. We have already talked about how to observe the discharge in order to know the fertile days
today I am going to talk to you about what a pregnant woman's flow is like during the 9 months.
How is the flow in pregnancy?
During pregnancy, the muscle layer of the vagina thickens and the cells lining the vagina increase in response to an increase in estrogen hormones typical of pregnancy, blood flow to the area increases and a protective barrier called a mucous plug is formed, all of which increases the amount of discharge from the vagina. flow in early pregnancy
and even, will increase at the end of the year
when the woman's body is preparing for labor and begins to expel this plug.
What must be taken into account is that vaginal discharge in pregnancy should also be whitish in color and should never have a bad odor. If this is not the case, this vaginal discharge is probably the result of an infection and you should consult and treat it with your gynecologist as soon as possible.
It is also important to inform the gynecologist, if we are not yet in week 37, in either of these two cases:
- If the discharge is clear and thin, it could be a leakage of amniotic fluid.
- If we notice a sudden increase in mucous discharge, thick, transparent or yellowish or brownish color, sometimes tinged with blood, it could be a symptom that the mucous plug of pregnancy is detaching, indicating that the time of delivery is approaching.
Remember that you can always use a gestogram
to remember what week of pregnancy you are in.
When is vaginal discharge not normal?
If you detect that your discharge is yellowish, greenish or thick, accompanied by a bad odor, burning, itching, redness or pain, you may have some type of vaginal infection such as bacterial vaginitis, trichomoniasis, ... As I always advise, consult your gynecologist immediately. Do not treat yourself for these infections even if you have already had them once and think you can control them, these bacterial infections can be transmitted to the baby during delivery.
Other vaginal infections, such as thrush or sores, can cause abnormal discharges. They are common during pregnancy and can be easily treated with creams or suppositories. Sometimes a simple suppository will be enough to solve the problem.
To prevent vaginal infections during pregnancy, it is recommended to maintain a moderate and not excessive intimate hygiene, dry yourself well after showering to prevent the vulvar area from being wet, avoid tight clothing, always wipe from front to back after going to the bathroom... And remember that it is not recommended to use tampons during pregnancy.
In short, don't obsess about it. The purpose of this article is for you to be aware of what discharge looks like in pregnancy and to be alert if you see anything out of the ordinary. There is no need to go into detail about the many types of infections and diseases that can cause abnormal discharge. A word of advice, don't search on the subject, simply, when you see that something is not normal, consult your doctor. Sometimes a simple phone call can save you a lot of aggravation. He will tell you what to do and will tell you if he has to visit you to take a sample to determine what it may be.
If you have read these lines you are probably pregnant or looking to get pregnant. Remember how important it is take folic acid
during pregnancy and even when you are looking for a child.
See you next time and happy holidays!
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