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Is hiccups a sign of pregnancy?

Is hiccups a sign of pregnancy?

No: Hiccups are not specifically a sign of pregnancy. The actual cause of hiccups is not known, but one theory includes stimulation or irritation of the phrenic nerve. Even early pregnancy causes changes in the body's fluid and electrolyte balances which could affect the phrenic nerve directly (or indirectly) - these normal changes could potentially cause hiccups in some pregnant women. ...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 hiccups a sign of pregnancy I never had them to now if I am pregnant I'm 3 weeks and 5 days ?

Is hiccups a sign of pregnancy I never had them to now if I am pregnant I'm 3 weeks and 5 days ?

No: Hiccups are common and are not related to be pregnant. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Having Hiccup is normal in pregnancy?

Having Hiccup is normal in pregnancy?

It can be.: Hiccups are a result of Vagal nerve excitement. Pressure on the nerve from weight gain may cause hiccups. See you obstetrician and talk it over. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is hiccups a symtom of pregnancy?

Can you tell me is hiccups a symtom of pregnancy?

Hiccups are not a: Pregnancy indicator but a small % of pregnant women are more suspectible to 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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Signs of early pregnancy?

Signs of early pregnancy?

Varies from person: For some the first sign is a missed period without other noticeable early changes at all. For others, you may have one or more of the following symptoms: nausea day or night, increased urinary frequency, breast tenderness, marked fatigue, mood changes, food dislikes or cravings, stronger smell sensations, constipation, bloating, mild cramping, low grade headache. Do a pregnancy test to confirm. ...Read more

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Signs of 1 week pregnancy?

Signs of 1 week pregnancy?

A few signs: Symptoms common to an early pregnancy can include breast tenderness, nausea (possibly vomiting), fatigue, and food cravings or aversions. These are in addition to a missed period. ...Read more

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Not so common signs of pregnancy?

Only 1 matters: We live in an age where symptoms of pregnancy are totally irrelevant. All you need to do is check a home pregnancy which are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. They are so sensitive they are often positive before you miss your cycle or even begin to have symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more