A woman can technically determine if she is likely to be pregnant or not on the basis of changes in her cervical mucus. During the menstrual cycle, the cervical mucus changes due to the level of estrogen, progesterone, FSH and luteinizing hormones that occur during the cycle but, once a woman becomes pregnant, new changes in hormones occur. The egg white cervical mucus of ovulation no longer occurs because a woman does not need to ovulate while she is already pregnant.
Discharge During Pregnancy
You may notice changes in cervical mucus in early pregnancy that can be one of the earliest signs of pregnancy. Early signs of pregnancy can show up as changes in cervical mucus. Rather than getting a sharp drop in estrogen and progesterone, which triggers the onset of menstruation, the cervical mucus will increase under this hormonal influence and will be thick white cervical mucus.
“Is watery discharge a sign of pregnancy?”
That’s perhaps the most common question patients ask me, especially if they are very concerned or excited about a potential pregnancy. It’s quite easy to distinguish normal watery discharge from pregnancy-related discharge, and the primary factor that differentiates the two is the time of occurrence.
When it comes to pregnancy, most women tend to pay attention specifically to common pregnancy symptoms such as breast tenderness, frequent urination, constipation and morning sickness. What they don’t know is that one of the simplest ways to identify a potential pregnancy is white clear discharge. It appears as an early sign of pregnancy that occurs within a few weeks after conception./