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Vaginal discharge during pregnancy

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Most women’s vaginal discharge normally changes during pregnancy. 

It may increase in amount, become thicker and white in color. However, if the discharge is bloody, yellowish, greenish, has a bad odor, is heavy and frothy, or causes burning and itching, you should check with your provider.

To prevent vaginal infections or irritations:

  • Take a daily shower or bath
  • Avoid the use of bubble baths and feminine sprays
  • Wear cotton undergarments
  • Avoid tight slacks
  • Avoid use of colored or scented toilet tissue and sanitary pads
  • Tampons should not be used for any reason during pregnancy
  • Avoid douching without specific instructions from your provider