On November 2, 2017 | All, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

PREGNANCY can be as confusing as it is elating and it’s not always easy to tell which changes are normal and which are cause of concern .one such change is vaginal discharge; which can vary in consistency or thickness frequency and amount during pregnancy.

Not many women are aware that a certain amount of discharge during pregnancy is normal. It may vary time to time. It is important to monitor consistency and colour to prevent any risk to the pregnant mother and growing foetus. Early intervention and getting the specialized prenatal care for the same increases your chance of a healthy pregnancy.

What causes changes to the vaginal discharge:

As cervix and vagina softens with the ongoing pregnancy, the discharge increase in pregnancy. The baby’s head may press against the cervix and often lead to increased discharge.

When is the discharge a cause to worry in pregnancy:

Lots of thin clear discharge could be amniotic fluid leak calls for an immediate visit with your clinical practitioner.

Discharge is tinged with blood and you’re not yet 37 weeks then call your doctor immediately.

It smells strange and suggests infection you need to see your gynaecologist immediately.