Early pregnancy discharge is one of the common early signs of pregnancy. It’s usually the first sign that you’re pregnant, and it’s usually yellow in color. Most women don’t know they’re pregnant until their discharge is light yellow. However, there are some early signs of pregnancy discharge that you should be aware of.
Pregnancy discharge is not a single symptom. You can have more than one sign of early pregnancy discharge. You might get more than one discharge, and some women don’t get any signs at all. If you’re worried about your discharge, talk to your doctor.
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What are the different signs of early pregnancy discharge?
A discharge that is light yellow in color is probably the first sign of pregnancy you’ll notice. It can appear as soon as a few days after ovulation, and it may continue for up to a week or two after conception. Most women will start noticing this type of yellowish-orange discharge after their first missed period and they’ll continue through their second trimester. Your flow can vary based on your hormonal changes during pregnancy, but it will usually be around the same color each month when you are pregnant with an average-sized baby.
If you have’ t started your period yet and you’re feeling crampy or have a change in your discharge, you could be pregnant. If you’ve been experiencing cramping, bleeding, or a change in your flow since the end of your last menstrual cycle, it’s possible that you’re pregnant. If you know that these symptoms aren’t normal for you or if they haven’t been going on for a few days, then it might be time to get tested.
Thick and watery pregnancy discharge
Discharge that is thick and watery is also one of the first signs of pregnancy. This type of discharge can start as early as the first week after ovulation and continue until around 12 weeks gestation. It’s usually thicker than yellowish-orange discharge and can be anywhere from a couple of drops to several cups per day depending on how much fluid is released from your vagina each time it happens.
Yellowish-orange pregnancy discharge
If this type of yellowish-orange or thick, watery discharge is the first sign of pregnancy, you might also notice that you feel a little more like your period every day. This type of discharge is usually accompanied by cramps and may be accompanied by pain or tenderness in your lower abdomen or uterus. If you’re having any unusual bleeding or spotting while experiencing this type of discharge, talk to your doctor about it.
Light pink pregnancy discharge
A light pink discharge that looks like a mixture of blood and mucus is another sign of early pregnancy. It can be the first sign you notice that you’re pregnant, but it’s also very common at around 10 weeks gestation. You might notice this type of pinkish-red discharge when the mucus from your vagina mixes with some blood from the surface of your cervix. This kind of pinkish-red flow can occur after sex or even during normal daily activities like bathing and cleaning yourself up after going to the bathroom.
Pinkish-red pregnancy discharge
If this type of pinkish-red flow is the first sign that you’re pregnant, then you might feel cramps and have a change in your discharge. If your flow is lighter in color or if it contains blood, then it could be another sign that you’re pregnant. If you notice any unusual bleeding or spotting when you experience this type of discharge, talk to your doctor about it.
Brownish-red pregnancy discharge
Discharge that is brownish-red and sticky is usually the last sign of early pregnancy and can occur around 12 weeks gestation. It looks similar to the sticky mucus from the cervix that many women experience after their period ends, but it can also be accompanied by cramping and bleeding. This kind of flow will also be accompanied by vaginal pain or tenderness like the pinkish-red type mentioned above.
If any one of these types of discharges is the first sign that you’re pregnant, then it’s time to talk to your doctor. If you notice any unusual bleeding or spotting while experiencing these discharges, talk to your doctor about it.
You might be worried if you experience any of the signs of pregnancy that we just discussed and you don’t know if it’s normal or not. But, if you do experience any of the signs that we’ve talked about in this chapter and don’t have any other symptoms of pregnancy, then it’s very likely that you’re pregnant.