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if a fetus inside the whom hiccups 2-3 times a day for 30 minutes or so is it in any way harmful? and is there anything i should do about it if it is?

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 47 years experience
In utero hiccups: Hiccups are totally harmless, in utero and after birth. Having a fetus that has hiccups is somewhat annoying, but there isn't anything you can do about it.
Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No and: No, it's normal, try not to worry.

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