All mucous membranes to a greater or lesser extent, secrete a fluid, otherwise they would just become a dried crust. Sexual organs during pregnancy secrete the contents under the influence of hormones, and since hormonal changes during pregnancy, and change the selection.
Hormones and release in early pregnancy - while progesterone
In the first weeks of pregnancy (the first 12 weeks are called the first trimester) is the main hormone of the female sex hormone progesterone
Progesterone - norm and pathology
. In the second half of the menstrual cycle, the corpus luteum secretes its menstrual cycle, which is formed on the site of the ruptured follicle after ovulation (release of the egg from the ovary). After fertilization by sperm corpus luteum of the menstrual cycle gradually increases in size and becomes a corpus luteum of pregnancy, continuing to devote more progesterone.
Progesterone is vital in the early weeks of pregnancy to prevent spontaneous miscarriage
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Until a fertilized egg as it should not be fixed in the wall of the uterus. Progesterone inhibits the contraction of the muscles of the uterus and makes the selection of the female genital tract thick and viscous. As a result of clogged lumen of the cervix - a way out of the uterus. The same mucus plug prevents the uterus infection.
Thus, under the action of progesterone in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy from the genital tract of women have the form of thick mucous clots, similar to chicken protein. The color they usually clear or slightly whitish. But if such separation have a yellow tint, it may also be the norm - for every woman has its own rate of appearance of the discharge.
To distinguish normal from abnormal discharge can smell (normal allocation are odorless and pathological have an unpleasant odor) and discomfort experienced by a woman - itching, burning, irritation of the tissues and so on.
In the event of abnormal discharge in the first trimester of pregnancy a woman should immediately contact the antenatal clinic, where after a laboratory study to establish an accurate diagnosis. If it is detected infectious and inflammatory diseases, the treatment it is usually carried out after the formation of the placenta.
Hormonal and isolation from the second trimester of pregnancy - during estrogen
Starting from the second trimester of pregnancy, progesterone is gradually decreases slightly, while the number of female sex hormones estrogen increases. Estrogens - are hormones which form the first half of the menstrual cycle. Their task during the menstrual cycle - create optimum conditions for ovulation
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and fertilization, so under the influence of estrogen and liquid discharge becomes more abundant. Simultaneously, under the influence of estrogen grows lining of the uterus, increases in the volume of the chest, that is, the body prepares for pregnancy.
The same occurs in the second trimester of pregnancy. The fruit is already well entrenched in the uterus, and it no longer requires large amounts of progesterone. At the moment, the body of mother and child needs more estrogens, under the influence of all the internal and external genitalia and the breasts will grow rapidly and to prepare for childbirth and post-natal feeding baby
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Under the influence of estrogen from the genital tract of pregnant women are liquid and more abundant, their number increases as you approach birth. Highlight color is different, they may be colorless, whitish, tinged with gray, yellow. They still should not have an unpleasant smell and cause discomfort, that is, burning and itching. If discomfort still appeared, then you need to seek antenatal care and to conduct a full examination.
Proper care during pregnancy is - the basis of maternal and child health
Pregnant woman in the care of themselves should observe the following rules:
- twice a day to take a warm shower, and should wash their genitals with warm water without soap or with special means for intimate hygiene, which clean the skin and mucous membranes wash with water only;
- the direction in which the moving stream of water and hand movements have to be from front to back, it is necessary to infectious agents from the anus did not get on the genitals;
- after showering genitals wipe clean soft towel individually;
- you can not wear a thong - they irritate the mucous membrane of the external genitalia, and then in small wounds can get infected;
- all personal hygiene of pregnant women should be hypoallergenic.
Discharges during pregnancy are always challenge a woman to notice trouble and seek medical advice.
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