The term «leucorrhoea» expresses a physiological condition that is characterized by whitish vaginal discharge. A similar phenomenon occurs in women of all ages, but when it happens in expectant mothers, the name «pregnancy white»" is usually used.
Causes and Symptoms of leucorrhoea
We must understand that pregnant leucorrhoea is not synonymous with the disease. Everything is very wisely invented by nature. After all, it is very important that the inner surface of the vagina of a pregnant woman is well lubricated and moisturized. It is also necessary to soften the walls of the genitals to facilitate the cleaning of the vagina.
Very often, the strong intensity of leucorrhoea during pregnancy creates significant inconvenience for a woman. Leucorrhoea flows from the cervix, can have an unpleasant odor, an increase or decrease in secretion depends on a number of fact. Vaginitis and local inflammatory processes can significantly stimulate secretion.
and local inflammatory processes can significantly stimulate secretion. (For example, Candida Albicans causes itching, irritation, redness of the mucosa, and pain during intercourse).
Prevention of leucorrhoea
The health of a pregnant woman is usually more vulnerable, therefore, bacteria, fungi and protozoa can “attack” the vaginal mucosa in search of an ideal place to live and reproduce. In this regard, in order not to aggravate leucorrhoea, it is important to pay considerable attention to the prevention of various infections. Personal hygiene should not be excessive with aggressive detergents to avoid removal of the natural protective layer of the vaginal mucosa.
Pregnant women should preferably use hypoallergenic, acidic pH personal care products and oils. For example, tea tree oil - a good natural remedy used for fungal and bacterial infections, has a mild anti-inflammatory effect. Medicinal calendula soothes inflammation, is useful in staphylococcal infections. Bergamot essential oil is also useful for preventing infection, acts as an antiseptic.
A pregnant woman is not recommended to use an intimate contrast shower in cases of leucorrhoea, as this leads to depletion of the vaginal flora and increases the secretion of whites (leucorrhoea). It should be emphasized that douche should also be avoided for future, regardless whether they have leucorrhoea or not.