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What are the signs of fetal cord compression? Baby has had hada lot of hiccups and moved rather excessively. I'm 29w3d pregnant.

What are the signs of fetal cord compression? Baby has had hada lot of hiccups and moved rather excessively. I'm 29w3d pregnant.

Fetal cord: With all the kicking and acrobatics a baby does during pregnancy, you might wonder why cord accidents aren't more common. The answer is that a normal umbilical cord is thickly coated in a substance called wharton's jelly. This makes the cord very slippery and protects against the cord being compressed by the normal movements of the baby. You should discuss with your OB to relieve your anxiety. ...Read more

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

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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I'm pregnant a little more than 2 months an I get hiccups a lot what is the cause and what could I take to get rid of them.? I get the hiccups daily

Hiccups: Hiccups are extremely common in pregnancy. The reasons are due to the increasing amount of air breathed in and out during pregnancy, thus making hiccups more likely to occur. Also acid reflux, common in pregnancy as well contributes as well. The fact that you have them daily could mean you have another issue going on on, possibly a throat or nasal issue (i.e. Post nasal drip). Therefore you should have your primary care provider examine you and further evaluate another possible cause of these daily hiccups other than pregnancy.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I'm 9 months pregnant. I feel my unborn baby has way too many hiccups.?

I'm 9 months pregnant. I feel my unborn baby has way too many hiccups.?

Very common: Babies have hiccups a lot in utero, and then can have a lot after! I would not be worried. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and I feel my baby has too many hiccups can it be a sign of something being wrong?

I'm pregnant and I feel my baby has too many hiccups can it be a sign of something being wrong?

Hiccups usually okay: Some babies get a lot of hiccups during the final months of pregnancy and as newborns (and they look startling in a tiny newborn), but this is usually totally normal. So long as your baby's heartrate is normal when your doctor listens at your prenatal visits, I wouldn't worry. Anything that makes you gassy or gives you hiccups can also affect the baby - try limiting stress, caffiene & gassy foods. ...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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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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At What Week Of Pregnancy Should The Baby Start To Hiccup?

At What Week Of Pregnancy Should The Baby Start To Hiccup?

Early on: Babies can hiccup in the first 12 weeks but usually you won't be aware of it until the fetus is larger around 20 weeks
generally a good sign ...Read more

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I am 25 pregnant and I have yet to feel my baby have the hiccups. I feel her kicks, punches and her rolls but she doesn't get hiccups. Should I worry?

I am 25 pregnant and I have yet to feel my baby have the hiccups. I feel her kicks, punches and her rolls but she doesn't get hiccups. Should I worry?

Not at All: It is not necessary to feel hiccups of your baby. As long as you feel the baby move that is good. I am sure you have already had a detailed ultrasound. So, there is no need to worry. Good Luck! ...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 almost 38 weeks pregnant is it normal for my baby to have hiccups alot? Or is it something I should be worried about?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Hatem Asad
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Hiccups (Definition)

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