Mucous discharge during pregnancy, reminiscent of the consistency of egg white, in different amounts, transparent or slightly whitish - for the period of bearing the baby is the most perfect norm, soothe the specialists. This especially applies to the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, when the "dominant position" in the body of a woman is given to the hormone progesterone. This hormone is also called the hormone of pregnancy: it is he who is responsible for its preservation and successful development. Progesterone, among other things, takes part in the formation of a mucous plug that will protect the uterus, securing the fetus and protecting it from the negative effects of infections and other unfavorable factors.
It is the first 12 weeks of pregnancy that the expectant mother regularly discovers on the underwear some amount of mucus. Mucous discharge during pregnancy during this period is usually quite viscous, in most cases, opaque, and the amount of mucus can fluctuate from extremely lean to very considerable. The nature of the discharge in this case depends on the individual characteristics of the woman, but, in any case, the mucus discharge during pregnancy is classified as the norm - the result of hormonal changes in the body.
If before 12th a woman observes more and more viscous mucus discharge during pregnancy, then, starting from week 13, as the production of estrogens increases, the mucus liquefies and becomes less viscous. At the same time, the number of excretions can significantly increase, which gives the future mother some discomfort. To avoid it, you should use special hygienic daily pads - without flavoring, so as not to irritate the mucous of the genitals. But tampons doctors are strongly recommended to avoid, because when they are used, it is likely that such an unnecessary and even dangerous infection is introduced.
In any case, and in the early period, and all subsequent pregnancy time, changes in the nature of the secretions should be recorded. At the same time, paying attention not so much to the "degree" of viscosity, as to the color of the discharge, the smell, their consistency - the appearance of cheesy discharge, greenish or brown, bubbling, with an unpleasant sharp smell indicates the attachment of the infection and the development of the inflammatory process. As a rule, if there is an infection, not only does the nature of the discharge change, the inflammatory process is also accompanied by the appearance of unpleasant sensations in the genital area in the form of itching and burning, painful urination. All these symptoms should be the reason for compulsory examination by a doctor, establishing a correct diagnosis and appointing, if necessary, appropriate therapy.