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VAGINAL DISCHARGE DURING PREGNANCY: IS IT NORMAL?!

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VAGINAL DISCHARGE DURING PREGNANCY: IS IT NORMAL?!

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As your pregnancy progresses, vaginal discharge increases1 but it varies in consistency or thickness, frequency, and amount throughout the three trimesters.1,2

 

Normally, you’ll find vaginal discharge more frequent thicker and usually the heaviest during the final weeks of your pregnancy. You may also experience an early sign of labor called “the bloody show” where the discharge contain streaks of thick mucus and blood.1

Notice your vaginal discharge it may show some changes due to hormonal fluctuations and the some cervical changes which normally occur during pregnancy. The Normal discharge occurs with a mild-smell, thin clear or milky white discharge but the abnormal discharge, which could be a sign of an infection or a problem, has a strong bad-odor with yellow, green, or grey colors.1

You should inform your doctor if you have any signs of bleeding or discharge that causes soreness, itching or irritation and always record when it begun to happen and the changes in color and odor.1,2,3

References:

1.       What Do You Want to Know About Pregnancy? Available at   https://www.healthline.com/health/pregnancy#uti Last accessed 22/6/2019

2.       Vaginal Discharge During Pregnancy: What’s Normal? Available at  https://www.healthline.com/health/pregnancy/vaginal-discharge-during-pregnancy#1 Last accessed 22/6/2019

3.       Having a baby. NSW Health Available at  https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/kidsfamilies/MCFhealth/Publications/having-a-baby.pdf Last accessed 22/6/2019