Noticed that the discharge during pregnancy has increased? Add it to the other numerous joys of pregnancy (the sarcasm sign).
What you found on the laundry is called “leukorrhea” - a white, rare, odorless discharge. With a large influx of blood to the lower organs, the vagina and cervix produce more fluid, mostly consisting of normal bacteria and cellular debris. And let it not the most pleasant phenomenon, but such discharge during pregnancy is absolutely normal.
How to escape
Not a single adult woman wants to walk like a child all day with wet shorts. Here are some simple ways to ensure your daily comfort. Remember that any new symptom during pregnancy should be negotiated with your doctor.
Carry a "shift".There is nothing difficult and scary to take an extra pair of laundry with you to work.
Use a daily panty liner.A thin, inconspicuous pad can really be a salvation if you are struggling with an influx of secretions during pregnancy. Carry a couple of pieces in a bag to “freshen up” during the day. If you are worried about the organic nature of materials, choose firms with non-toxic, eco-technologies.
Forget about douching.Remember: the vagina is cleared by itself, and douching can cause more problems than to solve. Especially during pregnancy.
When to worry
Loose,milky whiteodorless discharge is the norm during pregnancy. But the following characteristics call for immediate consultation with a doctor:
Transparent and watery discharge during pregnancymay signal amniotic water leakage. An immediate visit to the doctor will help you understand whether it is water or leakage of urine. If you suspect that water has withdrawn, go to a doctor immediately.
Foamy, thick, foul-smelling discharge, of any color other than whitemay signal infections, such as bacterial vaginosis or yeast infections.With these symptoms, you should consult your doctor for diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Do not try to treat the infection yourself, buying drugs without a doctor's recommendation.
Spotting during pregnancymay appear after a gynecological examination or even sex. Just in case, tell your doctor, because the discharge, slightly stained with blood, can also be a sign of infection or premature birth.
And although excess vaginal discharge can be another annoying aspect of pregnancy, in most cases there is nothing to worry about. There are many safe ways to ensure a comfortable and dry existence during this period. Once again we remind that just in case any new symptoms and signs should be reported to your doctor, especially if the discharge falls out of the category “white, rare and odorless”.