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A 31-year-old female asked:

Good day, i am currently 33 weeks pregnant and my baby keeps getting hiccups, is that normal/ safe?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes: It is hiccups. Many babies do this in the later stages of pregnancy and in the first months after birth.It is triggered by electrical activity in the breathing muscle sort of like a heartbeat. It will bother you more than baby and dissapear when it gets older.
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