vaginal discharge in pregnancy

Last reviewed 07/2021

  • women should be informed that an increase in vaginal discharge is a common physiological change that occurs during pregnancy. If it is associated with itch, soreness, offensive smell or pain on passing urine there may be an infective cause and investigation should be considered
  • a 1-week course of a topical imidazole is an effective treatment and should be considered for vaginal candidiasis infections in pregnant women
  • the effectiveness and safety of oral treatments for vaginal candidiasis in pregnancy are uncertain and these treatments should not be offered