But not all the discharge during pregnancy is the norm. The cause for anxiety and referral to a doctor are discharges that are accompanied by a change in color and odor, as well as an itching or other kind of discomfort in the genital area. Beige secretions can signal a threat to the fetus.
Normal discharge during pregnancy
During the first three months of pregnancy, the uterus is regulated by hormone progesterone. Thick transparent or white-tinged mucus discharge during pregnancy indicates a sufficient amount of progesterone, which creates a slimy plug, which does not let anything inside the uterus that is dangerous to the embryo. Mucus should not have an unpleasant smell and be the cause of other unpleasant symptoms, such as itching, burning. At this time, the process of fixing the embryo and the formation of the placenta occurs.
In days that correspond to possible menstruation, or a few weeks after conception, there may appear discharge that has blood veins. As a rule, it does not signal something threatening, but it is better to consult a doctor.
In the second half of pregnancy, a large amount of estrogen appears again in the blood, so the secretions become more viscous and liquid.
To reduce discomfort, future mothers can use special sanitary napkins, but in no case do they have tampons that can cause infection in the birth canal.
Beige secretions: a sign of inflammatory processes
In order to avoid a possible threat to the fetus, it is important to pass all the necessary tests for the timely detection of microorganisms and their elimination at the planning stage of pregnancy. After all, bacteria can be present in the vagina even before pregnancy.
Changing the color of the discharge and the appearance of an unpleasant odor during pregnancy can indicate the presence in the body of any infection or other irritants, as well as changes in the hormonal background, diseases of the cervix. Beli can have white, yellow, bloody, beige, brown and other shades. Usually in such cases, the doctor prescribes a smear, the results of which can determine the cause of changes in the body.
If the pregnant woman has a beige discharge, then you need to turn to a gynecologist. These discharge can be a sign of inflammatory diseases.
During pregnancy, the immunity decreases in women, which makes the pregnant woman more susceptible to infections. The presence of infection in the body is indicated by beige secretions and discomfort from the external genitalia. If the inflammatory process is exacerbated, then the discharge has a shade from beige to greenish. In this case, mucus has an irritant effect on the skin and has an unpleasant smell. Inflammatory process can be caused by nonspecific bacteria: E. coli, staphylococcus, proteus. Infection, provoked by these bacteria, in the early term can lead to miscarriage. Therefore, when such signs appear, you must necessarily be treated.
The cause of inflammatory discharge can also be an infection that is transmitted sexually. These include gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, gardenellosis and others. If such diseases were detected in the early stages, then with an exacerbation of the process, antibiotic treatment will be necessary. In the chronic course of the disease, treatment with antibiotics begins in the second half of pregnancy, when the effect of antibiotics is less dangerous.
Another reason for the appearance of beige secretions may be an insufficient amount of progesterone in the blood. In this case, as a rule, discomfort in the genital area is not observed. Therefore, the doctor can give a direction for the analysis of blood for progesterone. This hormone supports physiological pregnancy at all its stages, reduces the tone of the uterus and promotes its growth, reduces the activity of the immune system in relation to the embryo at the first stage of development.
In any case, a pregnant woman should closely monitor their health and changes in the body. Suspicious vaginal discharge can signal a possible threat to the fetus, and their shade can only indicate the nature of the threat. An exact diagnosis will be made by a gynecologist after examination and delivery of all necessary tests.