All women experience some amount of vaginal white discharge during the 9th month of pregnancy. A vaginal discharge is normally thin, white, and milky with a slight smell. This is also known as leucorrhea. This discharge helps to keep the vagina clean and healthy. When you get pregnant, your body undergoes a series of changes. One of them is an increase in the discharge from the vagina, especially in the final weeks of your pregnancy. This is known as the mucus plug. However, this is not a cause of worry, and is in fact, a sign of upcoming labor.
However, if your mucus plug or vaginal discharge is bright red in color or in copious quantities, be sure to contact your physician as your pregnancy might be at risk.
If your discharge smells too strong, has a different colour or makes you feel itchy or sore, then you may be most likely dealing with a vaginal infection that must be treated right away. This includes the following:
White discharge during the 9th month of pregnancy may just be normal and you need not worry. However, if you experience any abnormal or foul-smelling discharge, it can indicate that something is wrong. Consult your gynecologist immediately to avoid any kind of complications for you and your baby.
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