Dark brown vaginal discharge could indicate a viral lesion, a infertility risk factor, to include HPV plantar wart viruses. Significant changes in color and odor of vaginal fluids may indicate infections or fetal developmental problems if a woman is pregnant. Slight spotting is possible during the early pregnancy and is considered quite normal. Dark brown vaginal discharge could indicate a viral lesion, a infertility risk factor, to include HPV plantar wart viruses. I don't know if this helped you or not. I suggest going to your doctor and ask him or her about it. Don't be shy about it either because you aren't the only one that has had this problem before. Trust me. If you don't ask your doctor about it, whatever you have that is causing this colored discharge could get seriously worse. Get some help immediately.
Yes, discharge during pregnancy can be completely normal. The vagina is a self cleaning organ, and routinely sheds small amounts of fluid out of the vagina whether pregnant or not. However, if the discharge has changed color, consistency or smell from your normal pattern, please see your doctor. It can be an indicator of an infection or other problem and may need treatment.