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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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Dr. Hatem Asad
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Hiccups (Definition)

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


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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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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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Can a baby have a seizure in the womb? I think my baby has hiccups but sometimes I feel it 2 3 times daily and they also sometimes feel a bit too fast

Can a baby have a seizure in the womb? I think my baby has hiccups but sometimes I feel it 2 3 times daily and they also sometimes feel a bit too fast

Doubtful: I have never heard of a fetus having seizures in the womb a mom can feel. Ask your doctor. Hiccups on the other hand are very common and can happen multiple times a day and can feel fast. If you are healthy and all is well-don't worry....Remember common things are common. It is most likely hiccups. ...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 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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What is a baby's normal hear rate in the womb?

What is a baby's normal hear rate in the womb?

120-160: Normal heart rate of an unborn child in the uterus varies between 120 and 160 with 140 being the median. ...Read more

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Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more


Womb (Definition)

Womb is also known as Uterus. The womb is the inside of the uterus ...Read more