White Discharge During 39th Week of Pregnancy

Submitted by Nick on August 8, 2012

There are several signs and symptoms that a woman goes through, during the stages of pregnancy. Some of these symptoms may last for no more than the first trimester, whereas others may be seen right till the end, i.e., till the 39th or the 40th week of pregnancy. One of the common symptoms of pregnancy is a white or a clear discharge from the vagina. As the pregnancy progresses, it is not uncommon for the amount of discharge to increase. However, at times the presence of ...

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...vaginal discharge during the later stages of pregnancy may be the indication of a complication, like an infection, fetal distress, diseases, labor or even a miscarriage. It is important to analyze the type of discharge, its color and consistency, in order to identify what the cause of the discharge could be. For example, in a woman who is 39 weeks pregnant white discharge could mean that her body is preparing from child birth, whereas a brown discharge could be the sign of a miscarriage.

39 weeks pregnant white discharge

Being 39 weeks pregnant with white discharge is generally a common occurrence, which is the indication of hormonal changes within the body. Generally a rise in the levels of estrogen in the body, as well as an increase in the flow of blood to the vagina leads to a 39 weeks pregnant clear discharge. In this case, the white discharge resembles the consistency of egg whites. However towards the end, it is normal for the discharge to change in color and take on a yellowish tinge.

39 weeks pregnant brown discharge

It is possible that a brown colored discharge during the earlier stages of pregnancy could mean nothing. However, the presence of brown discharge during pregnancy week 39th could be the indication of labor related complications, fetal distress or even a miscarriage.

39 weeks pregnant yellow discharge

The presence of a thick yellow discharge, accompanied by foul odor could mean that a woman is suffering from an infection, or conditions like bacterial vaginosis, chlamydia, cervical polyps, candidiasis and trichomoniasis. See also yellow discharge during pregnancy

While a discharge in the late stages of pregnancy may not always be an indication of labor or a pregnancy complication, it is best to avoid taking any chances. Therefore, you need to get in touch with your medical health care provider immediately, in case you notice any 39 weeks pregnant white discharge, tinged with pink, or a discharge of any other color for that matter.

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