Okay...kind of embarassing question about smell...

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  1. Braven05

    Braven05 Mommy to Avery <3

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    Does anyone else feel like they smell...down below...all the time? It doesn't smell like anything is wrong...like an infection or anything...I just feel stinky...and unclean because of all the discharge I have...and Im very hyper-aware of it...I shower every single day...sometimes twice if I'm not feeling well and I wash but I'm unclean like half an hour later from all the discharge...and I just think I smell myself all the time. Am I alone in this?:shrug:
     
  2. chelleyve

    chelleyve Well-Known Member

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    I've taken to keeping huggies wipes in the bathroom and in my handbag so I can freshen up everytime I visit the bathroom... Your not alone - joys of pregnancy and warm weather doesn't help either xx
     
  3. wishiwas

    wishiwas Mom to a rainbow baby :)

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    Me too, me too :( Like you said, it doesn't smell like an infection, and I have bi-weekly appointments so I'm sure they'd have caught it if it was. Its just stronger, and I don't like it at all. I'm just happy panty liners don't cost as much as pads, as often as I change them!
     
  4. ilvmylbug

    ilvmylbug Single Mom of 2 & Proud

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    It's sort of embarassing because last night I could smell it when I was sitting in my underwear next to my OH. I understand what you mean, it doesn't smell bad or like an infection - it's just an odor. I don't have discharge all the time, but sometimes it's milky and white. (TMI) :shrug: I don't know what it is either.
     
  5. wannabenewmum

    wannabenewmum Well-Known Member

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    no hun i am the same, i constantly have to wear a pad cos of the amount of discharge i have, i feel like i smell and i dont like using ppls toilets just incase, i dont have an infection cos i have been checked, but i noticed i feel worse in the heat :(
    i am 28weeks+4 days
     
  6. NOMORENUMBERS

    NOMORENUMBERS Well-Known Member

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    i am the same! sometimes i am like what is THAT oh its me! lol like others have said it isnt unpleasant just erm present lol

    using wipes to freshen up is a really good idea! i havent been able to shave down there because my razor has been too blunt, the skin is sensitive and well i cant be arsed lol lol lol i am going to shave it all tonight hopefully just to help make myself feel a bit fresher down there lol
     
  7. SugarFairy

    SugarFairy Well-Known Member

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    Same here. I'm getting quite sweaty down there and changing my pants and pantyliners all the time. Makes me paranoid others can smell it too. Good idea with keeping wet-wipes in your handbag - might start that myself x
     
  8. victoriav

    victoriav Well-Known Member

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    I had to invest in some panty liners today for this reason. You are not alone. X
     
  9. curly123

    curly123 Mummy of 1!

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    Yep - I've found that 'always' thin panty liners which can be used either in thongs or knickers have been my saviour!
    I now do not have to deal with 'smelling myself' makes you feel so much better!
     
  10. Braven05

    Braven05 Mommy to Avery <3

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    OMG lol that makes me feel soooo much better! I guess I need to get some wipes...I wasn't sure if they were...uh ok to use...I don't know why I wasn't sure...we use them on babies...I was just nervous about introducing anything other than soap down there...but man I'm always stepping back away from people because I'm worried they can smell me. And I definitely don't sit around in my underwear anymore because I think OH can smell me...and I wont let him touch me for any reason if haven't showered within the past 15 mins.
     
  11. Spunky

    Spunky James' and Juliet's Mama!

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    I don't even feel like I have a lot of discharge, but since I've been pregnant I swear I can smell myself so much more! I was wondering if others could smell it too, but husband hasn't mentioned it!! Maybe it's our noses just being more sensitive (BUT I can't really smell other thigns better - so weird!)
     
  12. lilliesmummie

    lilliesmummie Well-Known Member

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    I'm the same! .. and it's driving me mad.
    My OH says he can't smell a thing.. but i'm aware of it.
    I go to the toilet for a wee, wipe loads and loads.. walk down the stairs and it's there!.. It's like it waits for me to get down stairs! .. and always comes after i wee.. and obviously throughout the whole day too! ..
    pretty fed up of it tbf.

    ALSO : .. i know everyone gets discharge, but (WTMI) - mine is more like snot ? .. if i just wear PJ bottoms and no underwear .. when i wake up in the morning for the toilet .. it's dangling from my vagina! .. it's not thin and watery, it's literally like snot! .. but more clear.. is it normal for it to be stringy like this?
    xx
     
  13. ClaireMuir123

    ClaireMuir123 Mummy to Jayden and Ava

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    I'm so glad you posted this Braven! Like you it doesn't smell really bad, it just has a whiff about it! I wear panty liners every day and shower daily aswell, but I THINK over washing can make it worse so I tend to stick to once a day. xxx
     
  14. Braven05

    Braven05 Mommy to Avery <3

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    lol I dunno why I was nervous to ask...its not like I can help it. I know I didn't smell this strongly before and I know I'm cleaning myself properly...and I don't have thick discharge...usually...just thin and clear/light yellow these days...just my undies are ALWAYS soaking...guess I need to get some pantiliners too so I can change them instead of my underwear
     
  15. Kittifer

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    Haha, not just me thinking I'm a stinky pants then (literally!). I haaaaate it. I change my underwear twice a day, keep wipes handy, shower daily.. still I can smell myself. It's not a "bad" smell I just don't like it!
    I kept wondering if I'd wet myself cause my underwear has a wet patch all the darn time. So much discharge, ew.

    Isn't pregnancy just THE sexiest??
     
  16. foreverfairy

    foreverfairy Well-Known Member

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    i went through this a while ago.smelt kind of sweet but i was extermly paranoid.its gone now and im nearly 38 weeks so hopefully it'll stop for all of you soon too x
     
  17. Braven05

    Braven05 Mommy to Avery <3

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    Haha, yeah totally sexy...leaking from the top (nips) and the bottom!
     
  18. tiggerpony

    tiggerpony Well-Known Member

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    I smell too lol. But - I DO have a wee infection as I found out on Sunday which Ive prob had for about 3 weeks :(

    Hubby noticed I smell and he tells me!!
     
  19. Braven05

    Braven05 Mommy to Avery <3

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    How nice of him! lol :dohh:
     
  20. mummysarah

    mummysarah Well-Known Member

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    Im joining this club too! It makes me so paranoid! :cry:I've found vagisil wash really helps, probably for half the day!:thumbup:
     

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