DISCHARGE IS MAKING ME MISERABLE
I’m 26 weeks pregnant and I’ve been experiencing discharge. It gets really itchy and my discharge is yellow or green in colour. I’ve never been exposed to this as this is my first pregnancy. I’m really afraid to ask my male doctor about it, but I can’t leave it as I’m really uncomfortable and I’m really scared that if I don’t get help soon, the situation might cause harm to my baby.
During your pregnancy it’s usual to have some sort of vaginal discharge, which is usually due to the pregnancy hormones. However, should your discharge burn, itch or smell bad, then it’s very important that you take action and speak with the doctor right away. He will prescribe something that will relieve your discomfort. Please don’t feel embarrassed – the many changes your body is going through does predispose you to these kinds of infections and they can be easily and quickly dealt with. Take note: Don’t use tampons during pregnancy. Use sanitary towels or wear panty liners for comfort. Wear cotton underwear. Don’t use feminine perfumed sprays or talcum powder. Avoid using bath oils or bubble bath. A few drops of tea tree oil in your bath is permitted. Avoid washing with harsh soaps near the vaginal area – acid is known to increase vaginal discharge.