On the normal development of the fetus, first of all, the color and consistency of the discharge will tell. If they are whitish, without the unpleasant odor and liquid, do not worry: everything is fine. If the alarm still does not leave you, contact your gynecologist and make a smear. To guard you should change the color of discharge, the appearance of itching, a sharp odor. This can talk about the pathology of the uterus and infection of the genital tract.
Causes of copious discharge during pregnancy
During pregnancy, hormones simply "attack" the female body. Their level is growing - and this leads to a significant influx of blood to the pelvic organs. It is this process that explains the large number of vaginal discharge from the future mother.
In the first trimester, abundant secretions can be thick and opaque. This is due to the fact, that the body of the future mother is growing the amount of the hormone progesterone. The fourth month is dominated by estrogens, so the discharge becomes very fluid. Normally, they will be until the end of pregnancy. Allocations should not cause discomfort, irritation, or an unpleasant odor. Disturb them, they will only be for 9 months - after delivery, their number will be normalized.
To ease your life due to excessive humidity, use daily gaskets or change your underwear twice a day. Sometimes unpleasant sensations can cause certain personal hygiene products, so carefully select them, consult a doctor. The cause of secretions with odor, itching or pain during pregnancy are mainly pathogenic microorganisms - staphylococcus, E. coli and others. They cause inflammatory processes and lead to serious consequences without treatment.
Types of abundant discharge during pregnancy
As noted above, normal discharge during pregnancy is a translucent milky white mucus, without a pungent odor, a liquid consistency. These secretions do not irritate the skin and do not cause other unpleasant sensations.
By the end of pregnancy, vaginal discharge becomes abundant. In the last months, especially in the mornings, a clear liquid can be released from the vagina, which is often regarded as a sign of the onset of labor. If there are no severe pains, calm down: the child is not yet born. If the liquid continues to emit for several hours, then probably the water has drained away - and it's time for you in the hospital.
During pregnancy, the expectant mother can observe not only a translucent white color. Sometimes they become brown, beige, red, yellow, green. Changing the color of the discharge is the first sign of certain pathologies of pregnancy or infections. Do not risk your health and your baby's health: immediately consult a doctor.
Not all white selections are normal during pregnancy. Most often, the future mother may develop thrush throughout the term. Hormonal "restructuring" in the body leads to changes in the acid environment of the vagina, to suppression of immunity, and, consequently, to the tendency to fungi and various infections.
In this case, women face thrush. Her symptoms are:
- white highlighting, curdled, abundant and with a sour, beer smell;
- Itching and burning in the perineum, accruing after sexual contact, water procedures, at night.
Thrush can accompany the expectant mother throughout the pregnancy and reappear after treatment. Doctors will give you absolutely safe probiotics or antifungal agents that will help get rid of vaginal candidiasis.
In addition to thrush, pregnant women are trapped in bacterial vaginosis. If you have a watery and clear discharge that has an unpleasant smell, consult a doctor immediately. Dysbacteriosis of the vagina increases the risk of premature birth.
Excessive discharge of red, pale pink, brown colors are considered the most dangerous. And if at the beginning of pregnancy they should not scare ("daub" occurs on days when a woman was about to start menstruation), then in later terms may indicate a variety of severe pathologies.
Bloody discharge that accompanies strong drawing pains, dizziness, nausea, pressure, can signal arose threat of miscarriage. In that case, you should immediately go to the hospital. The doctor will prescribe you a bed rest and appropriate treatment. If you call for help in a timely manner, then pregnancy can be saved. In addition, pink, red and brown discharge can talk about other disorders: erosion on the cervix, ectopic pregnancy, detachment or placenta previa, and also about infectious diseases of genitals. In later terms, spotting is a sign of the mucosal separation of the cork and the signal of the onset of labor.
In any case, the future mother must undergo an examination in the gynecologist, in order to exclude all possible troubles and get rid of anxiety. Yellow, gray and greenish discharge
If the inflammatory process worsens in the body of the expectant mother, the discharge acquires a yellowish, grayish or greenish hue and has a sharp unpleasant odor. This happens at the very beginning of pregnancy and indicates the development of infection in the microflora of the vagina.
Inflammation can affect the mucous membrane of the uterus, which is embedded in the embryo. And this in most cases leads to miscarriage. If the mucous discharge appears along with the veins of the blood in late pregnancy, do not panic. Perhaps you have a slimy plug, and this is the first harbinger of the onset of labor.
Observe the change in your well-being and inner and outer comfort. Especially pay attention to secretions during pregnancy. And in case of occurrence of the above-mentioned symptoms, immediately contact an obstetrician-gynecologist.
Have a good pregnancy and be healthy!