Women 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 discharge, can be among the first signs and symptoms of pregnancy. This is because the changing hormones of pregnancy can stimulate the vagina to increase vaginal discharge.
Thick White and Milky White discharge
Vaginal discharge associated with pregnancy is usually thick white or milky white discharge, it can be clear or slightly milky, but rarely if ever is typical pregnancy discharge red or yellow. Pregnancy discharge is not associated with infectious discharge, so it rarely if ever smells. Read HERE MORE about 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 discharge in early pregnancy. This type of discharge 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 discharge in early pregnancy, however, so not seeing the white, milky discharge does not mean that you are not pregnant.
Vaginal Discharge as Sign of Ovulation and Fertility
Vaginal discharge 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.