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Can babies have seizures while in utero? Is it rare if so?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Never heard of it

I suppose it could happen, but in 4 decades of practice I've never heard of it or seen a case.
The periodic jerking feeling some detect late in pregnancy is usually hiccups. This spasmodic event with the breathing muscle happens spontaneously, continues unabated for a while and stops, only to start over at some point.These kids often do it for a few months after birth.Bothers moms more than baby.

In brief: Never heard of it

I suppose it could happen, but in 4 decades of practice I've never heard of it or seen a case.
The periodic jerking feeling some detect late in pregnancy is usually hiccups. This spasmodic event with the breathing muscle happens spontaneously, continues unabated for a while and stops, only to start over at some point.These kids often do it for a few months after birth.Bothers moms more than baby.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
We neurologists have never experienced cases of in utero seizure disorders, and this is due to the immaturity of the brain function prior to birth.
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