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Hiccups (Definition)

Hiccups = involuntary spasm of diaphragm followed by ...Read more


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Is it normal for babies to hiccup a lot?

Is it normal for babies to hiccup a lot?

Yes: Hiccuping is very normal for newborns and you can expect the frequency to decrease by the time they are a couple months old. Generally the hiccups do not bother your baby and they are not dangerous or causing any damage to your baby. Sometimes feeding or burping your baby can help them go away. ...Read more

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Is it normal for babies to hiccup in utero?

Is it normal for babies to hiccup in utero?

Yes: Hiccuping is very normal during pregnancy. It is just a fluttering of the baby's diaphragm. ...Read more

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Babies that hiccup in the womb healthy?

Babies that hiccup in the womb healthy?

Benign, common: This is a common benign finding in pregnancy.It will often continue off and on for weeks after the child is born. ...Read more

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Is it normal for babies to hiccup a lot in the womb? My baby does it a lot I'm 33 weeks and all my prenatal stuff was ok and his heart rate was 140s

Is it normal for babies to hiccup a lot in the womb? My baby does it a lot I'm 33 weeks and all my prenatal stuff was ok and his heart rate was 140s

Yes that can happen: And hopefully the cnadian system will allow u to have another us 34-36 weeks that is an important one cause it gives an est fetal wt, checks the fluid and position of the baby, all of my obs always get one at that time. ...Read more

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How to stop infant's hiccups???

How to stop infant's hiccups???

You don't: These are thought due to a pulse wave sent through the breathing muscle in late pregnancy and early infancy. Proximity of the stomach to the breathing muscle has been implicated and as growth begins to separate the two, the kid quits having episodes. It bothers you more than the kid, ignore it. It will pass soon enough. ...Read more

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Do ALL unborn babies get fetal hiccups? Or is it just some?

Do ALL unborn babies get fetal hiccups? Or is it just some?

Pretty much all: Not a rarity or abnormality. Just the baby doing it's thing. No worries. ...Read more

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Do fetal hiccups mean the cord can be rapped around babies neck?

Do fetal hiccups mean the cord can be rapped around babies neck?

No known association: Over three decades I have never seen any association between the two. I have had an infant with 5 wraps around the neck & no hiccups & hundreds with no wrap & hiccups. Just because the two may appear together on occasion does not mean the one issue was a signal of the other. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my babies cord is wrapped around his neck he has the hiccups a lot in the womb 2 times a day at least. Very nervous?

Is it possible that my babies cord is wrapped around his neck he has the hiccups a lot in the womb 2 times a day at least. Very nervous?

Many do: A neck wrap is common and thought to result around 12 wks when there is more room to flip around. The hiccups are unrelated. I have had healthy infants with as many as 5 wraps and their presence is often noted by poor progress in labor and abnormal changes during labor in the fetal heart rate on the monitor. This rarely causes any issues before the work of labor starts. C-section is often needed. ...Read more

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How to remove baby hiccups?

How to remove baby hiccups?

Time: Hiccups are felt due to a wave of energy moving thru the breathing muscle similar to the one that drives the heart beat. Babies often have it late in pregnancy and continue off/on for months after birth. Some theorize a role of the stomach rubbing the diaphram that stops as the baby grows longer & stomach rubs it less. Reguardless, in 3 decades I have found nothing that works consistantly to stop it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Baby hiccupping?

What is the definition or description of: Baby hiccupping?

Baby hiccups: Very common to have baby sneeze, clear airway secretions and hiccups first 1-2 months, and subsides as baby gets bigger over a few months (2-4 mo).
welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more

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What are the indications of baby hiccuping in the womb?

What are the indications of baby hiccuping in the womb?

Mom's can feel it.: Mom's can feel the fetus hiccuping in the womb. It is a rhythmic movement that is typical of having the hiccups. Infant when they are born hiccup a lot and this slowly improves as the baby gets older. It doesn't seem to bother infants as much as it does adults, and they don't seem to last as long. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel my baby hiccuping in the womb?

Is it normal to feel my baby hiccuping in the womb?

Quite common: Some have speculated that the close position of the babies stomach to 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. ...Read more

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How to get rid of baby hiccups?

How to get rid of baby hiccups?

Agree with Dr. F.: I would add that in nearly two decades of pediatrics I have yet to see a baby who is as bothered by the hiccups as the mom is. Usually the mom is worried, and the baby is perfectly fine, hiccuping. A good rule of thumb: if it bothers the baby, it needs to be seen to. If it bothers only the parents, it's probably ok. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of baby hiccups?

How can I get rid of baby hiccups?

You can't: This process usually starts before birth and will subside on its own as baby grows longer. Some speculate that the closeness of the baby stomach to the breatiing muscle & frequent feeds set off the process. As baby enlongates, the stomach drops down & quits rubbing the diaphram & the process quits triggering. It bothers adults more than the baby, so let them be. ...Read more

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Is there anything you can do about newborn baby hiccups?

Is there anything you can do about newborn baby hiccups?

Maybe: It is very common for newborns to hiccup, they even did it in utero. Most if not all will stop on their own. Sometimes giving them something to suck on can help. Hiccups are caused by a muscle spasm of the diaphragm. Don't worry they will grow out of it. ...Read more

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I'm 29 weeks pregnant and wanted  to know how hiccups from the baby feels fast or slow ect?

Depends: Fetal hiccups are very common and usually last just a few minutes.
They are rhythmic thumps that may start in the second trimester. The speed is dependent what one means by "fast or slow".
If the hiccups, fetal movements, or lack of movement are concerning a patient, it is best to call your md for immediate advice. ...Read more

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I'm 35 weeks pregnant my baby hiccups a lot is that normal or should I be worried?

Normal event: This is a normal finding in many infants. I would expect baby to continue for the first few months after birth. ...Read more

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Is it normal that my baby get's hiccups a lot?

Is it normal that my baby get's hiccups a lot?

Yes: Babies normally do seem to hiccup more often than older children do. If the hiccuping is too much, say more than 20 minutes a day for more than 2-3 days a week, the parent should talk to the doctor to see if there is a medical reason for the hiccuping. If a normal baby has a few minutes of hiccuping every couple of days, that is likely normal behavior, and will decrease as the baby gets older. ...Read more

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The baby's frequent hiccups are starting to hurt me, should I take something?

The baby's frequent hiccups are starting to hurt me, should I take something?

No: See your OB first to make sure they are simply hiccups and that everything is normal. Then, and only then, if everything is fine should you discuss with your OB what might be safe to help ease the discomfort. ...Read more

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Why does my baby get hiccups I am 8 months pregnant and he gets hiccups once and twice a day?

Why does my baby get hiccups I am 8 months pregnant and he gets hiccups once and twice a day?

Benign variation: Hiccups have been explained as a spontaneous nerve discharge triggering the breathing muscle to tighten in a cycle like a heart beat. Some have suggested the stomach of the newborn rubs the diaphram and triggers the pattern, and that with age the stomach moves away lessening the problem. The most active cases have them before birth. I know of no treatment with any value. ...Read more

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My 3 weeks baby has hiccups is that normal? What cause this?

See below: Normal. It is a spasm of the diaphragm and nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I'm 18 weeks pregnant how would I know if I feel my baby having hiccups?

I'm 18 weeks pregnant how would I know if I feel my baby having hiccups?

Rhythmic "jumps": Although 18 weeks is early to feel the baby moving, some patients feel the baby that soon. While the exact cause of baby's hiccups isn't certain, if you feel rhythmic sudden "bounces" or "jumps, " those movements probably are the result of hiccups. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and my baby gets hiccups 2 4 times every day is there something wrong? Heart rate has always been good on the doppler and he moves alot.

Hiccups NORMALreflex: Newborns are born with many reflexes (involuntary muscle actions/contractions) that may help with survival. One example is a rooting reflex: touch a baby's cheek, he/she will turn it's head & make sucking movements--as if to 'root out a nipple'. Hiccups are a reflex of the diaphragm (breathing muscle) preparing to do it job: breathing. This is a normal phenomenon. ...Read more

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Hi Dr. My 22days old baby gets hiccups almost every time after feeding (breastfeeding or bottle) n while feeding he sweats on his forehead, please advice me on this?

Hi Dr. My 22days old baby gets hiccups almost every time after feeding (breastfeeding or bottle) n while feeding he sweats on his forehead, please advice me on this?

Hiccups in infants: Hiccups are pretty common and normal in infancy and sweating on the forehead is a nonspecific sign. I would advice that you should pay attention to the colors around the lips. If the lips are turning blue during feeds then you need to see your pediatrician ASAP. ...Read more

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