I am trying to find out what the actual range of normal is for CM during pregnancy. When I was pregnant with my son I didn't really pay attention, so I can't go by that.
This pregnancy my CM is pretty much constant, and is fairly thick and mucousy and whitish/yellowish (sorry for TMI). There is usually just a ever-present small amount in my undies but sometimes I'll get a glop. Anyway, I just happened to be reading in the Mayo Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy and it was saying that this kind of discharge is not normal and should be reported to a health care provider. It says that leukorrhea should be thin and milky.
I am not having any foul odor or itching, burning or discomfort. I have never had a vaginal infection or STD of any sort.
So could this be normal?
I will probably call the nurse on Monday, but just wondering if there is actually any need for concern.
Thanks in advance!
However, my discharge has always been thicker, my entire life. So, I don't think its out of the ordinary. Again, everyone is different. And also, what it looks like after it comes out could be quite different than how it would look inside you, or to a doctor. I'd say just ask a nurse to calm your nerves, and let us know! Especially me! hahha
I think it varies from woman to woman. Let us know what your HCP says.
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I asked my OB about it and she checked me out and everything was fine, but my "normal" color is a little yellow-tinged. But if you read online anything in that color range is "not normal" but I think "normal" is a range. If you are not itching or having any strong odor you're probably fine.
I never noticed it with my other 2 pregnancies either. Now that I'm getting towards the end of my 2nd trimester I'm not really having as much discharge, except now it's more urine leaking, ick.
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I spoke to the nurse and she thought it was fine. Basically she said just to monitor it and if I am all concerned come in to get checked. But it sounds like there is just a range of "normal".
I heard that it's because there's so much blood flow in the uterus, and it causes the cervix to secret more fluid, so it's probably a good sign. There's a lot of activity going on down there!