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Did You Know That There Is A Connection Between Ovulation And Discharge?

Dr. Tariq MiskryDr. Tariq Miskry

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Dr Tariq Miskry, Consultant Gynaecologist & Obstetrician

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All of us women know it: Vaginal discharge. It serves a super important function, namely to protect us from infections and other things. But we might not always like the wet feeling in our undies. You might have noticed that on some days there is more discharge and some days there is less. But why?

Increased discharge may be a sign you’re ovulating. A quick refresher on this super awesome, fantastic highlight of your menstrual cycle: Ovulation occurs in the middle of your menstrual cycle, so approximately 14 days after the first day of your period, depending on how long your individual cycle is.

The average is 28 days, but it’s normal to have a slightly longer or shorter cycle. Before and during ovulation, your hormones change in order to signal to your ovaries to release an egg once a month. This flux in hormones also results in increased vaginal secretions that is vaguely like egg whites in texture and colour. Note that right after ovulation, discharge becomes less watery and a little bit stickier than discharge during ovulation. No need to worry. It’s all very natural.

In fact, ovulation discharge plays a pretty important role in fertility. If there were sperm present, the watery, egg white discharge would help ensure that it sticks around long enough to fertilise the egg that was just released.

But none of this ovulation discharge business means you need to be less comfortable or confident than your usual you. Always Dailies pantyliners are designed for you to feel fresh, dry and confident. They are super thin and flexibly adapting to your movements, you will barely notice them. Also, they come in a range of sizes and absorbencies so can have this morning fresh underwear feeling everyday - no matter which day of your cycle.

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).