Are You Noticing More Vaginal Discharge?
This is normal. Vaginal discharge, or leukorrhea, will appear milky and will be odorless or have a mild smell. Although it flows in greater quantities during pregnancy, it has the look of the vaginal discharge you experienced before menstruation in your pre-pregnancy days. The increase of estrogen in your system and the greater blood flow around your vaginal area is the source of this increase in vaginal discharge. You will notice progressively more vaginal discharge throughout your pregnancy. Toward the end of your pregnancy, you may actually expel the mucus plug, a thick blob of mucus. This predicts that labor is a few days away.
What can you do about this?
Use panty liners when vaginal discharge starts to flow more heavy. Also make sure to keep the genital area clean: wipe from front to back.
- Deodorant soaps
- Scented pads or toilet paper
- Tight pants
Do I have an infection?
If your vaginal discharges changes texture or color OR if you experience redness, dryness or itching, you could have a vaginal infection. A cottage cheese textured discharge may signal that you have thrush. Anything out of the ordinary should be brought up at your doctor's visit.
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