I want your opinion of vaginal discharge during pregnancy. If you have a sudden white mucus plug come out, you’re about to end the pregnancy and go into labor. I’m not that far along. The vaginal discharge will go back to white and thick after you ovulate. If you conceive, there may be drops of blood mixed in, or just brown or orange streaks in the discharge. I’m a little farther along than that. The vaginal discharge usually increases in volume during pregnancy, starting after implantation.
However, it remains white and thick throughout unless something is wrong. I know any red blood in vaginal discharge is dangerous, whether a sign of a miscarriage or uterine tear or something else only the will know. When you are pregnant, any bleeding is a reason to go to the ER. Fortunately, I’m not seeing that type of vaginal discharge. You’ll normally see more white and thick vaginal discharge. Some women wear menstrual pads when pregnant to contain it. That sounds fishy to me. I didn’t think I’d need diapers until after I had the kid.
If the vaginal discharge smells fishy or like vinegar, you have a yeast infection. I can’t even take a pain reliever right now. What do I do about a yeast infection? It is safe to use over the counter yeast infection treatment when pregnant, and you may need several. Pregnancy throws off your pH balance and makes yeast infections much more likely. Glad I don’t have that fishy smell down there, then. It is thick and offcolor though. If it is green or yellow, you may have a bacterial overgrowth. That’s dangerous during pregnancy. It could make things smell, and you do want to talk to a about it. However, if.
There are any lesions, itching and other signs of a social disease, you have to talk to a . Technically, life is sexually transmitted. A sexually transmitted disease contracted before or during pregnancy puts the kid at risk, and it may be flaring up worse while pregnant because pregnancy compromises the immune system. Yes, I’d talk to the if I was worried about it, but I am not. Then you’ll just see more white and thick discharge. It would have increased in volume.
As the cervix thickened and rose up from the low point after ovulation. But not as high as it would be if I wasn’t pregnant. That’s where a lot of the mucus is coming from, but know that it will become dry if you’re dehydrated just as when you’re not pregnant.
Signs of Labor at 38 Weeks Pregnant
What are the signs of labor at 38 weeks pregnant? I’m assuming you aren’t dealing with the obvious like waking up in a pool of bodily fluids and realizing you didn’t pee on yourself. I know that when the amniotic sack breaks, it doesn’t smell like pee, though if you’re standing there, other people think it looks like it. One of the signs of labor at 38 weeks or any other week is when the water breaks. Another is when you have that mucus plug fall out. There’s so much vaginal discharge I might not notice it.
If you see blood in the vaginal discharge, you may be in early labor or there’s something else wrong that needs medical attention. I know that the hormones that increase extra blood supply down there can cause some blood if you’ve had sex or have some sort of irritation down there. Only you know if you’ve had a tampon in there to capture all the vaginal discharge and ended up irritating something down there. And I’m hoping this isn’t a sign of an STD flare up. I don’t have an STD, though I understand sores down there can weep blood if it is bad.
If you feel pelvic pressure, that’s a potential sign of labor. As long as you don’t have a bladder infection. I’m assuming you know what the burning sensation when you pee and problems peeing mean that it doesn’t get to that point. But if it becomes a bladder infection, you could feel pain as the bladder pulses and blood in the urine. But that blood would only show up when I pee, and not get mistaken for early labor bleeding. There’s the old fashioned back pains as a sign of labor.
Being that I’m nine months pregnant, it could be a sign everything is normal. If you take a hot shower and it doesn’t help or you take a walk and it gets worse, you’re in labor. If the muscle pains are in the upper back or ease when you take steps literally to relieve them, you aren’t in labor. I know that a particular muscle group straining isn’t a sign of labor. If you have muscle contractions that are the Braxton Hicks contractions, they will ripple across the stomach and then stop.
If the muscles contract again ten or fifteen minutes, it may be early labor. Because I’m that far along, the practice contractions may be several times a day. Note when one happens, and if the next happens within twenty minutes, write it down. Go take a nap, and if it is hard enough to wake you up, it isn’t practice. Then I want to sleep through the next couple because I’m not going to be able to sleep for the next ten hours. If the contractions are every ten minutes and the intervals are getting shorter, you are in labor.
That’s the classic definition of being in labor. Many people have nausea or even vomiting and diarrhea when you have the contractions first start. That sounds more like food borne illness. If you have stomach pains and vomit or poop a lot, and then the stomach pains are getting worse while the vomiting and pooping stop, you’re probably in labor. Are you sure that isn’t appendicitis? Appendicitis can happen if you are pregnant, but you’ll have sharp pain in one place,.
Not general stomach pain. And whether it is gall bladder disease or appendicitis, these conditions won’t come with back pains. That would be the only time I’d say I hope it is just really bad back pains.