Jelly Like Discharge During Pregnancy

Being pregnant is one of the most wonderful experiences for any woman. Like every mother, a pregnant woman takes every precaution to ensure that her baby is well. As a result of this, many women tend to get worried about the physical changes that they experience during pregnancy, fearing that something they did unknowingly may have affected their pregnancy and the well-being of their baby. One such concern is a change in the quality of vaginal discharge as most women tend to connect this change directly to changes occurring in the uterus. However, this is not true. It is absolutely normal for vaginal discharge to change in consistency as well as texture during pregnancy.

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Jelly discharge during pregnancy is primarily the effect of the increased estrogen levels as well as the increased blood flow in the pelvic region. As a result of these changes, the mucus glands in the cervix start working extra and produce more mucus that appears in the form of white jelly discharge during pregnancy. This is the result of the combination of cervical secretions and dead vaginal and cervical cells as well as the natural flora found in the vagina. As long as there is clear thick jelly like discharge during pregnancy, more often than not, there is nothing to fear. However, if the discharge has a grayish or greenish hue and has a coarse or cottage-cheese like appearance, consulting your doctor is recommended as this could be indicative of a vaginal infection. This holds true in case the vaginal discharge has a repulsive odor as well. In case of an infection, a burning sensation or itchiness may also be experienced, especially while urinating. No infection must be taken lightly as infection could prove detrimental to the success of the pregnancy.

Towards the end of the pregnancy term, thick jelly like discharge during pregnancy could be the result of the expulsion of the mucus plug from the vagina. This mucus plug is the protective barrier that sealed the mouth of the uterus right at the beginning of the pregnancy, ensuring that no infectious germs got into the uterus. As the body prepares for the natural process of childbirth, this plug gets lose and is expelled through the vagina in the form of jelly like discharge during pregnancy. Some women experience the expulsion of this protective plug, in one shot, in the form of a jelly-like blob of blood-stained mucus instead of a thick discharge. This generally happens after the 36th week of pregnancy.

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