Inside the stomach, the baby can suck on the thumb and kick both up and down. It is not uncommon for it to hiccup inside the uterus.
Now you can feel more and more clearly how the baby moves, kicking up the abdomen or down the abdomen.
For many, this is a quiet and positive time. Others feel a growing concern about childbirth and the future. Try to feel confident and marvel at everything that works so well in your body!
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Some pregnant women are more easily chilled and sicker than usual because the immune system slightly deteriorates during pregnancy.
Inside the stomach, the baby can move freely in the amniotic fluid, it can kick both far up in the stomach and down at the pubic bone. They swallow amniotic fluid and urinate it – it is part of the amniotic fluid purification process, but also a way for the child to exercise his digestive system.
The baby can suck on his thumb and do so occasionally during the rest of the pregnancy.
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The head hair has started to grow out and some children may have really thick hair already as newborn. The baby can sometimes hiccup when lying in the uterus, it can feel like a rhythmic thumping.
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Vaccination during pregnancy
When you are pregnant, special recommendations regarding vaccinations apply. Some are recommended and others should be avoided. It may be wise to check out which vaccinations may be needed for a trip abroad and whether you who are pregnant can take them or not. Also ask your maternity or vaccination center which vaccines you can take.
A number of vaccines can be given to pregnant women, some only in special cases, while others are directly unsuitable because of the risk of birth defects and the pregnant woman’s health.
Vaccine that can be given during pregnancy
- Whooping cough
There is malaria in many tropical countries. Against malaria, there is no vaccine but preventative medication, so-called prophylaxis. Pregnancy is a risk group for severe malaria and chloroquine phosphate is recommended as prophylaxis.
Vaccine that should only be given at high risk of infection
- Hepatitis A and B
- Yellow fever
- Japanese encephalitis
- TBE (tick vaccine)
Vaccine not to be given to pregnant women
Vaccine against measles, mumps or rubella must not be given alone or together as a so-called combination vaccine.