Q: I'm having increased vaginal discharge. Is this normal?
A: All mucous membranes, including those in the vagina, produce more fluid in response to the increased estrogen of pregnancy. As long as the discharge is whitish and creamy in texture, you're probably fine. However, if the discharge has an unpleasant odor or is pinkish, or if you are experiencing vaginal itching or burning during urination, your doctor will need to make sure you don't have a vaginal infection. Also call your doctor if there is a sudden increase in discharge, regardless of its color or texture. Increased mucus production, particularly in the second and third trimesters, can be a symptom of a dilating cervix, which can lead to preterm labor.