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Is it normal for the baby to get hiccups SO much???

(11 Posts)
lovemysleep Fri 02-Sep-11 22:00:09

I'm 35wks pg, and the baby gets hiccups least 3 times a day.

Made the mistake of googling it, and there seems to be some belief out there that this can be due to the babys cord being wrapped around it's neck. I get the impression that this is only a concern, if the pattern of hiccups radically changes towards the end of pg - not if it's been a regular occurance. BUT, I will stress that this may be one of those bits of research that are questionable...

I'm trying not to worry about this too much - but was wondering whether anyone else has a serious hiccuper in their tummy?! DD was nothing like this one!

Secondtimelucky Fri 02-Sep-11 22:02:55

Yes -DD1 was like that. Probably not three times a day, but at least a couple. DD2 was also a hiccuper. Neither had the cord round their neck.

Love the name BTW.

mycatsaysach Fri 02-Sep-11 22:04:08

ds used to get them every day - cord fine
dd never had them - cord round neck

pud1 Fri 02-Sep-11 22:07:06

Both my dds had hiccups at lest 3times a day. Both were fine but they did get hiccups a lot as newborns. It never botthered the, though and they would even fall asleep whilst hicupping

ToriaPumpkinPasty Fri 02-Sep-11 22:24:49

Mine gets hiccups 2-3 times a day, usually when I'm trying to sleep!

My friend has two DSs, both got hiccups a lot, and still do now they've been born but then again so does she so I wouldn't worry too much. There's an old wives tale that lifting your arms above your head will wrap the cord around the baby's neck as well but if every pregnant woman stopped that there'd be some interesting daily conversations!

pozzled Fri 02-Sep-11 22:27:34

My DD2 had hiccups a lot, no cord round neck or anything. She's 12 weeks now and still gets them a lot, just one of those things I think.

lovemysleep Sat 03-Sep-11 10:50:42

Feel reassured now - thanks ladies! Think I'm hitting that time in pg when you start worrying about whether the baby is going to arrive safely/be healthy.

second - thanks about the name smile......and I do love it (sleep of course)! Shame I won't be getting much for the forseeable future.......

HPonEverything Sat 03-Sep-11 17:49:45

I'm 35+4 and my baby gets hiccups at least once a day but usually more. I find the sensation pretty uncomfortable tbh, I think it's just the consistency of it. I also worry that I've done something to cause it.

It's been like this for months though, I just hope that when it's born it's healthy and not one of these people you read about with record-breaking 10-year hiccup bouts!

Meglet Sat 03-Sep-11 17:52:32

Both mine did it every day in the last weeks of pregnancy. It was cute until they did it against my bladder.

Not sure about the cords as they were both cs's, but I assume they would have mentioned it in theatre if it was the case.

Flisspaps Sat 03-Sep-11 17:57:55

DD was very hiccuppy before birth. She did have the cord around her neck but suffered no ill effects smile

She does however get a fit of the hiccups every single time she laughs though.

RobintheRobin Sat 03-Sep-11 19:23:30

Thanks for this post lovemysleep, mine gets hiccups a lot as well, about twice/three times a day and I have been wondering whether this was unusual or not. (Bloody painful sometimes as well!).
I might just mention it to my MW next time I see her now.

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