At the time of pregnancy, usually women often undergo many changes, one of the most striking is the release of mucus from the vagina or commonly called vaginal discharge. However, you do not worry because whitish at the time of pregnancy is a normal thing to happen. Whitish during pregnancy usually occurs because of the influence of hormones produced during pregnancy, namely the hormone estrogen. However, you should be vigilant because these hormonal changes can also alter the balance of vaginal acidity, thus causing the appearance of fungus that triggers irritation. For that, it’s good if you are wary of leucorrhea in pregnant women because it could lead to a negative risk in pregnancy and fetus
The right way to be wary of whiteness in pregnant women is to explore the knowledge of whiteness and also its characteristics. Did you know, that whiteness there are two kinds, namely normal and abnormal whiteness. Whitish can be said normal if the texture is thin, white color rather clear white like milk, does not cause itching, and does not smell bad. While whiteness that can be said to be abnormal and need to look out for is a more viscous and sticky, greenish or yellowish mucus, even redness or brownish, smells unpleasant and sting, causing redness and itching in the vaginal area.
After knowing the above whitish characteristics, of course you will be easier to be wary of whiteness in pregnant women. However, do you know what causes whiteness to be harmful to pregnancy and the fetus? Whitish can interfere with pregnancy and the fetus due to the infection of the disease in the vagina. But unfortunately, the lack of knowledge of women makes them less vigilant whitening during pregnancy, whereas whiteness can interfere with the process of pregnancy, such as causing premature birth, contractions, and premature rupture of membranes. In addition, whiteness that is not resolved properly during pregnancy can be transmitted to the baby during labor and can be transmitted back to the mother during breastfeeding resulting in mastitis (inflammation of the nipple and breast).
To reduce the risk caused by vaginal discharge, it is important for pregnant women to pay attention to fluid changes coming out of the vagina and regular consultation to obstetricians to ensure the health of mother and fetus. And one more, pregnant women do not hesitate to tell the complaints experienced during pregnancy so that doctors can perform further examination if something happens that threatens pregnancy and fetus.