Separation during pregnancy is nothing at all to be ashamed of yourself. In fact, every pregnant woman is 'bothered' by this. And that is good, because the secretion protects your uterus and vagina against infections. You can also get used to it better, because during your pregnancy the secretion will increase rather than decrease. Read here how the discharge during pregnancy it should look like and what you should do if your partition deviates in color, structure and smell.
Separation at the beginning of pregnancy
More secretion during pregnancy is a very natural phenomenon. Most women even have much more separation than before. From the beginning of your pregnancy you will notice that the amount of secretion increases. The discharge during pregnancy is somewhat whitish in color, thinner and more watery than the discharge you had before your pregnancy.
It is possible that your discharge contains some blood in the beginning of your pregnancy. This is often around the period that the egg starts to implant and is called implantation bleeding. If you lose a bit of blood that is not bad at all and it is a sign that you are pregnant. Read here when the implantation takes place so that you can find out if that is the cause of the blood in your discharge.
Why do you have secretion during pregnancy?
If you thought that you had been freed from the separation now that you are pregnant, you get more separation! The longer you are pregnant, the more separation you create and the more watery it becomes. The thin, watery discharge during pregnancy protects your uterus and vagina against infections. It is certainly very useful!
The reason you start producing more secretion during your pregnancy is because of the increased estrogen production. This production increases the influx of blood to your pelvic area so that your mucous membranes are stimulated extra.
What can you do against vaginal discharge?
The increase in vaginal discharge during your pregnancy can be a bit annoying. If you want to bother as little as possible, the best thing to do is to put on clean cotton underpants more often. Cotton is dust that breathes and that makes your vagina very pleasant.
Do not use tampons, sanitary napkins, panty liners or synthetic underwear. This causes a small breeding ground below for bacteria, which increases the chance of infection. Hygiene is also very important. So wash your intimate part daily with lukewarm water. Do not use soap, also no vaginal soap because that soap can disrupt the balance in your vagina.
Thick white secretion at the beginning of pregnancy
Your discharge during pregnancy should be whitish in color, transparent, fluid and slightly slimy and not smell very much. If your structure, color or smell deviates from this then there is often something going on.
If you have thick white discharge in the beginning or during pregnancy, it is good to go to the doctor. Thick white secretion with a granular structure may indicate a vaginal fungal infection. Often you have other complaints such as itching or a burning sensation with your vagina. If you have these symptoms, then you do not have to go to the doctor but you can get a drug at the drugstore. Read more about a vaginal yeast infection here.
Brown secretion at the beginning of pregnancy
Many women have occasionally brown separationIn most cases this is innocent. The brown or sometimes pink or red color is caused by blood. This is, for example, some blood that has been released during implantation, which causes your secretion to turn brown or rosy after fertilization.
In addition, it can also occur later. Your cervix is extra blood flow during your pregnancy. This makes a keg faster, for example during a coughing breath, sneezing or during exercise, so that you suffer from some blood loss. Your discharge will then be brown or red or pink for a day or a few days and then it will be white or transparent again.
Keep the brown color longer, then inform your doctor or midwife.
Yellow separation pregnancy
If secretion dries up in your underpants, it often turns yellowish and smells a bit sour. That is very normal. It is also possible that your discharge becomes slightly yellow during pregnancy. That is not bad as long as it does not smell or smell bad. If the secretion is really yellow and not white-yellow, there may be an inflammation or STD. Always contact your doctor.
Separation or amniotic fluid
The watery and thin discharge during your pregnancy is a bit like amniotic fluid. How can you then know if you lose amniotic fluid at the end of your pregnancy? The differences are: