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What are the recommendations for vaginal discharge during pregnancy?

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Recommendations for treating vaginal discharge during pregnancy:

  • Choose cotton underwear or brands made from natural fibers.
  • Avoid tight-fitting jeans or pants.
  • Do not douche. Douching can introduce air into your circulatory system or break your bag of water in later pregnancy.
  • Clean the vaginal area often with soap and water.
  • Wipe yourself from front to back.
  • Contact your health care provider if you have burning, itching, irritation or swelling, bad odor, bloody discharge, or bright yellow or green discharge (these symptoms could be a sign of infection).

SOURCE:  The American Pregnancy Association.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 8, 2019

SOURCE:  The American Pregnancy Association.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 8, 2019

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