Cervical mucus after implantation, what should it be like? Women, who monitor their cervical mucus throughout menstrual cycle, want to know, how it changes after conception and implantation. No wonder, we wish to take advantage of any possible early pregnancy signs, even if they are secondary. In this article we will see how your vaginal discharge may change if pregnancy has occurred.
How Does Vaginal Discharge Change After Conception?
- As you know, conception occurs within 24 hours after ovum is released from an ovarian follicle, i.e. ovulation. Generally speaking, after ovulation cervical mucus practically dries and vagina remains more or less dry until the next cycle. Some women report a little amount of cervical secretions after ovulation because a little amount of estrogen is produced during luteal phase.
- If a sexual intercourse takes place during ovulation, conception may happen even as soon as within an hour after sex. The very first vaginal discharge you will get in this case is a mixture of vaginal secretions with sperm. Even if you take a shower, the mentioned discharge will stay for a while in your vagina. In a few hours it will smell unpleasantly because the sperm decomposes, leaving your reproductive tract. Don’t try to fight with this, using douching, because vagina is self-cleansing.
- Speaking of cervical mucus after conception, semi-transparent, not abundant discharge is also within the norm. Doctors say that the only thing that matters is that your vaginal secretions shouldn’t have any abnormal color/consistency or turn out to be profuse.
- During the 1st week after conception vaginal discharge may change, which is associated with the changes in your organism, caused by hormonal re-organization. Many women note that the amount of cervical secretions increase after conception. Such discharge may be whitish or yellowish in color.
How To Detect Implantation Monitoring Vaginal Discharge?
This is not a very reliable method of implantation detection, since in many women vaginal secretions don’t change during implantation. However, every 3rd woman gets a special signal, indicating that conception has succeeded. So, what to look for in your vaginal discharge?
Implantation bleeding is a very popular topic among women trying to conceive. Such bleeding occurs usually 1 week before period, but is also possible a few days before period. In other words, if it’s still too early for menstruation and you are getting something like 1-2 drops of blood in cervical mucus on your pantyliner, that is nothing else than implantation bleeding. The phase itself is not very correct because the bleeding, caused by implantation, is too scanty and can never be abundant.
If you don’t notice anything like that, don’t feel discouraged. Not every woman has implantation spotting. Besides, you may have it during your 1st pregnancy and have nothing for your next one.
Period of pregnancy is subject to thrush. All pregnant women automatically get into a risk group. If you get a discharge that reminds cottage cheese, it’s vaginal candidiasis, quite common under these circumstances.
Generally your vaginal discharge in early pregnancy may vary. It can be nothing or practically odorless discharge of varied consistency. If you notice something unusual about your cervical secretions (for instance, if it has unpleasant odor, causes you discomfort/itching or if you have a sudden bleeding), contact your gynecologist as soon as possible.