A woman might notice a change in her vaginal discharge during early pregnancy, when she sees an increase in the amount, consistency, or color of the discharge. The discharge ranges in color from pinkish brown to milky white and is caused by the increased estrogen level and increased blood flow to the vagina. It may appear as if the woman is bleeding and is most likely to occur around the days when her menstrual cycle would normally begin.
You might see a vaginal discharge in your underwear or when you wipe yourself after urinating that can range in color from milky white to pinkish-brown. This is caused by an increase in estrogen levels and more blood flow to your vagina. It might look like you are spotting, especially if you see it around the time your normal menstrual cycle would begin. The pinkish brown color is a little bit of blood that could be left over from your previous menstrual cycle and is nothing to be alarmed about.
Some women do not experience this type of discharge. So if this discharge is not noticed, it does not mean that the woman is not pregnant. There are chances that the woman is pregnant and does not have this sign of pregnancy. The sure way of determining your pregnancy is by visiting a doctor.
If you’re experiencing symptoms like vaginitis, vaginal yeast infection or sharp vaginal pain, don’t hesitate to reach out to your physician. Other common symptoms that pregnant women may experience are itching and burning of the vaginal area – both of which can be easily treated by using topical creams (many of which can be purchased over-the-counter).
The body temperature may rise slightly around the time of ovulation and remain elevated due to the early pregnancy developing. If the basal temperature (taken first thing in the morning) remains elevated during the menstruation time, this is one of the early signs of pregnancy.
Early on in pregnancy, you may notice that your breasts are tender to the touch and have grown in size. This is caused by an influx of blood flow as your body adjusts to the hormonal changes of pregnancy. Once your body becomes used to the hormonal changes, the tenderness will go away.
Developing babies cause cramps as they grow inside the uterus. The expanding uterus makes more room for the baby and its development, stretching the ligaments and muscles in the stomach. This can cause cramping, which is best treated by lying down on one side of your body and relaxing. Once your body relaxes, the cramps should reduce.
There are certain factors which can positively indicate that you are pregnant. Implantation bleeding is a common sign, but not all women will experience it. Spotting typically occurs just before the date you are supposed to get your period. The bleeding is very light, much lighter than a menstrual flow, and the discharge is usually light pink or brown.
Certain feminine products can also cause this type of discharge. Using products, which contain perfumes or dyes, can increase your chances of seeing thick vaginal discharge. In some cases, pregnant women who have diabetes will experience a thick discharge. This is one of the scenarios that calls for seeking medical attention from your physician.