Having vaginal discharge during pregnancy is a very common occurrence and definitely not a figment of your imagination. Normal leucorrhea is probably what is being witnessed by the woman in question. This is the mild-smelling and odorless milky discharge that a woman might have noticed in her underwear even before she gets pregnant.
However, now this discharge is in a higher quantity and that’s probably because the vaginal area is getting greater blood flow or the estrogen production in the body has increased. Normal bacterial flora that comes from the vagina, old cells that exist on the walls of the vagina and secretions from the vagina and cervix make up this discharge.
Different Types Of Pregnancy Discharge And What They Symbolize
Signs of Conceiving
There is a possibility that a woman might be pregnant if there is an increase in the discharge. A home pregnancy test can be taken to confirm the pregnancy. Many women have reported a heavy discharge as the signs of an early pregnancy. When the discharge is odorless and colorless, then it’s considered quite normal for a woman.
The vaginal discharge may be the early signs of a pregnancy as long as there is no odor associated with it and a woman is not experiencing any itching or burning along with it.
Discharge in Early Pregnancy
The cervical canal is filled with cervical secretions in early pregnancy in order to form a protective barrier, which is basically the so-called mucus plug. This mucus will be expelled when your cervix starts to dilate i.e. open up and efface i.e. thin out.
The discharge will then become noticeable and it will resemble the mucus you seem from your runny nose on a cold day or even look like egg white. The plug may even be expelled in one gelatinous blob. A bit of blood may also be part of the discharge.
If you suspect that you are suffering from an infection, you should give your caregiver a call. You might have developed a yeast infection if your vulva looks inflamed or you are experiencing discomfort because of the odorless and whitish discharge.
This can be soreness, burning, itching and even pain during intercourse and urination. Bacterial Vaginosis is a different kind of vaginal infection that a woman may be suffering from if they notice a thin gray or white discharge that has a fishy smell after sex i.e. after it has mixed with semen.
Raise in Estrogen Levels
The color of the vaginal discharge that you see when you wipe yourself after urinating or in your underwear could range from pinkish brown to milky white. The increased blood flow to the vagina or the boost in estrogen levels of the body can be the culprit behind this discharge.
If a woman sees it during the time her menstrual cycle is approaching, it may even look like spotting to her. However, the pinkish brown color should not cause any alarm in a woman because it might be a bit of blood that was left over from the last menstrual cycle.