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Pregnancy Discharge and Secretion: Early Sign of Pregnancy

  • thick white discharge & early pregnancy dischargeVaginal Discharge and Pregnancy

    Thick or milky white vaginal discharge or secretion in early pregnancy, usually around the time of a missed menstrual period, is often among the the first typical early pregnancy symptoms.

Thick or milky white vaginal discharge or secretion in early pregnancy, usually around the time of a missed menstrual period, is often among the the first typical early pregnancy symptoms

White discharge during pregnancyWomen commonly notice an increase in vaginal discharge, especially if an early pregnancy is likely.The other typical early pregnancy signs and symptoms are nausea and tiredness and missing a menstrual period. Most women are not aware that vaginal discharge, especially if it's thick and milky white, can be among the first signs and symptoms of pregnancy. This is because the changing hormones of pregnancy can stimulate the vagina to increase production of this vaginal secretion. 

Thick White DISCHARGE and Milky White SECRETION

Vaginal secretion associated with pregnancy is usually thick white or milky white, it can also be clear or slightly milky, but rarely if ever is typical pregnancy secretion red or yellow. It is rarely associated with an infection, especially if it does not smell. Read HERE MORE about this vaginal dicharge and what other causes it could have. 

Early Pregnancy Vaginal Discharge

Pregnant women often report an increase in thick or milky white vaginal secretions in early pregnancy. This type of secretion is among the first signs and symptoms of pregnancy and is often referred to as leukorrhea, or "white flow." 
Not every woman experiences this type of vaginal secretion in early pregnancy, however, so not seeing the white, milky secretion does not mean that you are not pregnant. 

Vaginal secretion as Sign of Ovulation and Fertility

Vaginal secrtion can also be observed as an indicator of ovulation. Leading up to ovulation, cervical mucus becomes rubbery in texture and will stretch between two fingers. This is known as egg-white cervical mucus or EWCM. The thick, sticky nature of this fertile cervical mucus holds onto semen and helps sperm travel safely through the vagina to the egg.