Many women report an increasing amount of yellow discharge during pregnancy. While this may be a normal occurrence unless accompanied by itching, swelling, or a fishy smell, yellow discharge while pregnant should be brought to the attention of a specialist as soon as possible for further investigations.
One of women’s most common gynecological complaints is about vaginal discharge. With dozens of commercials for “feminine hygiene products,” vaginal discharge can make you feel like a social outcast. What you probably don’t know is that most women deal with discharge: during pregnancy, before period, but most notably on a day-to-day basis.
Although mostly a gynecological complaint, vaginal discharge is an important part of the vagina’s self-cleansing system, helping flush out bacteria and ensuring that your vaginal environment always stays clean. While normal vaginal discharge is healthy and beneficial, many women report yellow vaginal discharge instead, which is oftentimes accompanied by a thick consistency, foul odor, itching, redness and swelling.
Vaginal discharge is normal and usually varies depending on the time in your menstrual cycle. Before ovulation, your vagina produces up to 30 times more discharge than before or after period. The mucus tends to be watery and elastic during that period of your menstrual cycle, which can result in wearing panty liners to avoid wetness on your clothing.