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A 19-year-old female asked:

Im almost 38 weeks pregnant is it normal for my baby to have hiccups alot? or is it something i should be worried about?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jerry Casale
Pediatrics 39 years experience
It's normal: Mots normal after born hiccoughs burps grunts and groans.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Quite common: Some have speculated that the close position of the babies stomach with the diaphragm causes a rubbing that triggers the hiccups.This is common & generally continues on through the first months after birth. Once the child grows longer & the stomach can drop away from the diaphragm the frequency declines. It bothers mom's more than the baby.
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Perfectly Normal: Fetal hiccups are normal and show that your infant is neurologically intact. Make sure fetal movements are normal as instructed by your doc & enjoy the hiccups. Take care & enjoy your little one.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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