The ovulation period is a time when a woman is most fertile. Her ovaries release eggs that are ready for fertilization, and eventually pregnancy. During this time, many changes occur in the woman’s body. It may also be referred to as cervical mucus.
It comes in various colors and consistency during the period in which a woman ovulates. It may look like egg whites in appearance and sticky consistency, which changes during and after the ovulation stage.
Discharge During Ovulation In Pregnancy
- Vaginal discharge during pregnancy is normal.
- Also called leukorrhea, this type of discharge appears milky, thin and has a mild smell.
- Pregnant women should not use tampons or feminine wash, as panty liners are safer to feel more comfortable.
- Consult the doctor if the discharge is yellowish or green, has a strong smell and is accompanied by itching or redness in the genital area. It may be symptoms of yeast infection, which can be treatable in pregnant women.
- It’s not a cause for alarm when there’s vaginal discharge during the time a woman is pregnant.
- As long as the discharge is slightly milky to white in appearance and odorless, it is normal.
- If the woman has gone passed her 28th week of pregnancy and the discharge seemed excessive, it’s time to consult her obstetrician.
Signs Of Ovulation Cervical Mucus
- Vaginal discharge can begin during ovulation, a few days after end of menstrual period. It can appear as white slippery mucus.
- At the peak of ovulation, the discharge has changed in consistency similar to an eggwhite’s and it turns thick and hard to break.
- On post-ovulation period, the vaginal discharge returns to its sticky state as was in the beginning. The woman may feel more dryness around the vaginal area.