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Is it normal for fetus to get the hiccups almost everyday?

Is it normal for fetus to get the hiccups almost everyday?

It can be: Fetal hiccups are normal and can happen daily. Hiccups are caused by spasm of the diaphragm. It can happen if you eat too much, drink too much or swallow to much air. The fetus is swallowing amniotic fluid. The mother can feel these when it happens. ...Read more

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Dr. Hatem Asad
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Hiccups (Definition)

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


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Is it normal if my 31 weeks fetus move so often? Is it jobs or hiccups?

Is it normal if my 31 weeks fetus move so often? Is it jobs or hiccups?

Normal: It is normal for the fetus to have hiccups and when that happens you will feel a rhythmic movement exactly like when you have hiccups. ...Read more

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How many hiccups episodes are normal for a 36 weeks fetus? My girl has 2-3 episodes per day and they're somewhat long. I'm worried about UCA.

How many hiccups episodes are normal for a 36 weeks fetus? My girl has 2-3 episodes per day and they're somewhat long. I'm worried about UCA.

?UCA : Hiccups are thought to represent electrical activity circulating in the babies diaphragm triggered by its close proximity to the stomach. It is normal and not associated with any birth defect or problem I am aware of. It varies among pregnant women and most who have it prior to birth will do it for a few months after. ...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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Hiccups in a fetus reassuring?

Hiccups in a fetus reassuring?

Common finding: This is a common finding in pregnancy and no reason for worry. Often these kids will continue to have this symptom for weeks after birth. ...Read more

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What happens to mom internally when fetus hiccups?

Fetal hiccups: Mom can feel the sudden movement that the fetus makes when it hiccups. A fetus with hiccups can bother mom, but not hurt her. ...Read more

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Is it unusal to feel fetal hiccups at 14 weeks pregnant?

Is it unusal to feel fetal hiccups at 14 weeks pregnant?

A bit early: Most mom's don't report any fetal movement until at least 16 weeks, so this is a bit early for any sensed movement.Most don't report hiccup like activity until the last month or so of pregnancy.This can continue off and on through pregnancy and the baby may do so after delivery. ...Read more

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Why is it that only some mom feel fetal hiccups but not all?

Why is it that only some mom feel fetal hiccups but not all?

Sensitvity: Different people have different levels of awareness to things. This is why some women say they never knew they were pregnant until they went into labor. Some women are much more aware of their bodies than others.Also some babies move more vigorously than others. ...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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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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