Let us know by leaving a comment. Just like the inside of your mouth and nostrils, the inside of your vagina is covered in mucous membrane, called vaginal discharge. This is produced by the body to moisten and cleanse the vagina. The mucus which is made in the vagina in pregnancy, plays a part in protecting your developing baby from infections.
By Bonnie Schiedel Nov 28, Photo: iStock. Some women might notice extra saliva, a runny nose and, yes, more vaginal discharge. This kind of pregnancy-related vaginal discharge is called leukorrhea. Though it can be common throughout the entire pregnancy, it can be one of the early-pregnancy symptoms and often increases more toward the end of the third trimester. The discharge does have a purpose, though.
Here at Ava, we take data—especially fertility and pregnancy data—very seriously. Our team is led by premier data scientists, obstetricians, gynecologists, and reproductive endocrinologists, many of whom hold Ph. Please confirm that you are a healthcare professional or researcher. I am interested in Ava for personal use. Leukorrhea is a fairly common form of vaginal discharge , especially early in pregnancy.
You knew you were going to get a lot of weird pregnancy symptoms, but you may not have had an idea about what was going to appear on your undies. After you become pregnant, you might notice an increase in your usual discharge called leukorrhea , thanks to more estrogen in your system and an increase in blood flow. This normal early pregnancy discharge is thin, milky white and has a mild smell.