Pregnancy Concerns

Vaginal Discharge

Common during months:

 

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Why This Happens

Your cervix produces fluids during pregnancy that help to keep the vaginal canal clean and infection free. This increased moisture and the change in acid levels of the vagina make the area easily susceptible to a yeast infection. The increased moisture also makes the skin of the perineum brittle and susceptible to tearing as your baby is born.

Signs that a vaginal discharge are not normal include a foul odor, a color other than clear or white, vaginal itching, warts or in combination with other symptoms such as fever and flu-like symptoms. With a yeast infection, the vaginal discharge is white and cheese and you may experience itching. If you experience any of these types of vaginal discharge contact your midwife right away.

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