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More Discharge During Pregnancy Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Worry

Dr. Tariq MiskryDr. Tariq Miskry

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Dr Tariq Miskry, Consultant Gynaecologist & Obstetrician

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Excitement. Joy. Anticipation. And lots of changes to your body!

Pregnancy is a magical, thrilling time in your life, but not all of it is picking out cute onesies and booties. Your body is constantly surprising you as it grows and nourishes your baby-to-be.

One of these surprises might mean experiencing a lot of vaginal discharge during your pregnancy. Don’t be alarmed – pregnancy discharge is completely normal!

Vaginal Discharge

You may have noticed some early pregnancy discharge when you first became pregnant. This was a sign of changing hormones in your body as your fertilised egg implanted into the wall of your uterus. Since then, you may have experienced a lot of discharge during your pregnancy. Pregnancy discharge is your body’s way of creating a protective barrier for your growing baby against infection. Increased oestrogen levels in your body due to pregnancy produces this thin, milky, mild-smelling discharge. Early pregnancy discharge may increase until term (and for a while after birth, too!), sometimes becoming quite heavy.

So, if you’ve been wondering if discharge during pregnancy is normal, the answer is yes! However, there are some signs to watch out for. Abnormal discharge may have an altered colour, texture, or quantity. If you experience discharge that is red, itchy, irritating, or smelly, consult your doctor or midwife to assess the situation, and start an appropriate treatment plan, if needed.

Pregnancy discharge doesn’t mean you have to feel uncomfortable. Using an Always Dailies pantyliner will keep you feeling fresh, clean, and confident, so you can focus your mental energies on what matters – having an amazing pregnancy and preparing for baby. Wearing a pantyliner everyday will keep you (and your underwear!) dry and fresh , so you can go about your day unencumbered by discharge worry. Always Dailies come in a range of absorbency levels, so you can find the Liner that is just right for you.

Always Dailies is on a mission to bust common myths around vaginal discharge. In fact, vaginal discharge is totally normal and happens to all of us women. Why make it a taboo topic? We want to provide you with all the information you need and ask for. In case you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us under 0080077634434 or 08000285884 (UK), 1800509203 (IRE).