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Is It Normal For My Baby To Have Frequent Hiccups
A hiccup is an unintentional movement (spasm) of the diaphragm, the muscle at the base of the lungs. The spasm is followed by quick closing of the vocal cords, which produces a distinctive sound. Hiccups often start for no apparent reason and usually disappear after a few minutes. Rarely, hiccups can last for days, weeks, or months. Hiccups are common and normal ...Read more
Im 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it normal for my baby to twitch or jerk inside the womb? Im 37 weeks now and I've been feeling this since 7 months. And i know its not hiccups.
Yes: Fetal movements are sign of health.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby 17 weeks, i noticed that when she gets the hiccups , that they are stronger and last an hour is this normal. Usually multiple times a day thx?
Common finding: This should gradually disappear as baby gets older.There is no reason to worry about something bad going on. ...Read more
10m old baby boy gets hiccups once or twice a day and lasts for 5 to 10 mins.is ot normal to get hiccupps every day?
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