Discharges from the genital tracts at 25 weeks of gestation should be light gray or milky, homogeneous and have a slightly sour smell of milk. The number of secretions is individual and depends on the hormonal levels of women: some expectant mothers may not have secretions at all, while others, in order not to dirty their underwear have to use daily sanitary towels.
The most common cause of secretions is candidiasis (thrush), at which they become heavy, cheesy and acquire a sharp sour smell. Quite often, in addition to this, there is a pronounced itching and burning of the external genitalia, it will worsen after urination or prolonged absence of hygienic procedures. The development of thrush during pregnancy contributes to the physiological depression of immunity. Thrush during pregnancy should be treated very carefully, as far as a baby can be infected passing the birth canal.
If a pregnant woman feels pain in her stomach, her womb becomes hard or there are bleeding from the genital tract, you should immediately consult a doctor. These symptoms are typical for threat of premature birth and placental abruption – pathologies that pose threat to the health and lives, both women and children.
The watery yellowish discharge from the genital tract may be amniotic fluids. If you have noticed some leakage, consult a doctor immediately. Water can be poured out simultaneously, or leak in small portions. The outpouring may be accompanied by contractions and the beginning of birth activity (preterm birth) or do not cause any feelings of a woman at all, in addition to increasing of humidity in the area of the external genitalia.
Especially often premature rupture of water occurs when the ajar cervix do not adequately protect the membranes of microorganisms that live in the vagina. In any case, premature rupture of membranes poses a threat to fetal infection and should be diagnosed in time.