It is said that there are two characteristics of a change in the vaginal discharge in the very early stages of pregnancy: the amount of vaginal discharge becomes as large as the day of ovulation, and the vaginal discharge becomes less sticky and gets smooth.
In this article, we will explain how the vaginal discharge changes in the very early stages of pregnancy.
- Symptoms in the very early pregnancy that are similar to premenstrual symptoms
- Why does the vaginal discharge change in the very early stages of pregnancy?
- What is the difference of the color and smell of vaginal discharge between in the early pregnancy and before the period?
Symptoms in the very early pregnancy that are similar to premenstrual symptoms
The reason why PMS (premenstrual syndrome) that starts about a week before their period and early pregnancy symptoms are said to be similar is because they all secrete the same female hormones.
You can tell the difference by the change in the vaginal discharge and basal body temperature. Nausea, drowsiness, and lower backache are all symptoms that are similar to those of PMS and early pregnancy. Therefore, it’s hard to tell the difference.
Therefore, you need to record basal body temperature to figure out if you get pregnant or not.
The relationship between changes in the vaginal discharge and the symptoms of very early pregnancy
Two female hormones (follicle hormone and luteinizing hormone) are involved in the vaginal discharge. About a week before your period, the amount of the vaginal discharge decreases as the secretion of the two hormones decreases. However, in the very early stages of pregnancy, the secretion of both hormones increases and the amount of the vaginal discharge increases.
Why does the vaginal discharge change in the very early stages of pregnancy?
Why does the vaginal discharge change in the very early stages of pregnancy? So far, we have explained the important relationship between two female hormones and the changes in the vaginal discharge. Now, let’s get a little more specific about the two important female hormones that explain the changes in what happens in the very early stages of pregnancy.
The relationship between pregnancy and hormones
The two female hormones that are important for pregnancy each have a role to play.
- Estrogen: a follicle hormone that prepares for pregnancy
- Progesterone: keeps you pregnant and helps you give birth
The two female hormones are constantly beating waves and crossing over. A balance between the roles of these two female hormones will be the deciding factor in whether or not you can get pregnant. Also, estrogen’s role is to make your body easy to get pregnant.
Due to the action of estrogen, the amount of vaginal discharge increases during the ovulation period and changes to alkaline during the ovulation period. Progesterone, on the other hand, helps to maintain a hotter period and enlarges the endometrium of the uterus, making it easier for the baby to grow after implantation.
What is the difference of the color and smell of vaginal discharge between in the early pregnancy and before the period?
Most people are concerned about the smell of the vaginal discharge from about a week before their period. Here are some of the differences of the smell and color of the vaginal discharge between in the very early pregnancy and before the period.
There are individual differences in the condition of the vaginal discharge in very early pregnancy
The vaginal discharge is that notifies you of your period and pregnancy. In general, it is said that there are changes in what happens during pregnancy, but there are also individual differences in this change. As fertilization completes implantation, female hormones, which should be decreasing, continue to be secreted.
If you notice it early, you may start feeling the early symptoms about a week before your period, therefore, there are many people who feel depressed without any change. However, the balance of female hormones itself varies from person to person, so you don’t have to worry too much.
The color and smell of premenstrual discharge
A healthy vaginal discharge before a period is either colorless or whitish. Since they work to protect the vagina from bacteria and dirt, it’s not a problem if the vaginal discharge turns a little bit creamy. It can turn white or yellow when exposed to oxygen, however, you don’t need to worry.
It is said that the smell from about a week before the period is odorless, but there are individual differences, and it may smell sour because of the weakly acidic nature as mentioned above. There is no problem with the change in climate and the smell may become stronger about a week before your period.
The color and smell of the vaginal discharge during the early pregnancy
It is said that in the very early pregnancy you can feel the changes more because the vaginal discharge can easily change due to a slight physical discomfort. The usual colorless and clear vaginal discharge may become whitish, jelly-like discharge, or continue to have a large amount of discharge.
Although the amount of vaginal discharge increases in the very early pregnancy, the odor tends to decrease as it changes to alkaline. When the autonomic nervous system is in a state of tension in the stage, it is easy to become unstable, and changes in discharge can appear in various ways from person to person.