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My belly is clicking!

(26 Posts)
DaleyBump Mon 23-Sep-13 11:41:25

30+2 and my belly is making a noise like when you crack a knuckle. Had a search on Google and it seems like I'm not the only one. Anyone have any idea what this is?

mycatlikestwiglets Mon 23-Sep-13 15:34:31

Not sure what causes it but mine's started doing the same in the last week or so (35 weeks here). It's surprisingly loud!

intouch2 Mon 23-Sep-13 15:35:21

No clue, does it happen consistently?

BummyMummy77 Mon 23-Sep-13 15:43:16


That's what I figured it is.

mycatlikestwiglets Mon 23-Sep-13 16:01:54

Don't think it's hiccups - it's occasional not constant/regular, and connected to the baby's movement. It sounds a bit like a 'pop' (or knuckle cracking as DaleyBumpsaid)

BummyMummy77 Mon 23-Sep-13 16:03:26

Hmm. That's odd.

Eaten Rice Kripsies? :D

DaleyBump Mon 23-Sep-13 16:58:36

It's just occasionally when he moves his feet, it's like he's cracking his ankles or something! It's actually really loud hmm

DaleyBump Mon 23-Sep-13 16:59:25

Definitely not hiccups, they feel totally different :p

Mogz Mon 23-Sep-13 17:55:42

I think someone told me a while ago they thought it was little pockets of air being disturbed by baby moving. No idea if that's right though!

DaleyBump Mon 23-Sep-13 18:04:10

That's interesting smile

CrispyFB Mon 23-Sep-13 18:31:15

All of mine have done it in the third trimester! I have been told bubbles by midwives, but I wonder where the air comes from. To me it sounds like joints cracking. Which they don't when they're out. Well, not for a few decades!

Newmum0113 Mon 23-Sep-13 18:33:03

I really have noticed this in the last two weeks 36+4 today)

I thought I was imagining it. It sounds like knuckles clicking - I also thought it sounded like baby kicking me had made a noise on the outside IYSWIM ?!??

At least I'm not completely nuts (yet!)


DaleyBump Mon 23-Sep-13 18:34:56

I wondered if it was a hereditary thing, all my joints crack constantly (I'm 18) but I suppose not grin

AhoyAhoy Mon 23-Sep-13 18:55:40

Weird. 34+6 and been noticing this for about a week. Thought I was imagining it.

I love logging onto the pregnancy talk- at every stage of my pregnancy there seems to always be someone with the latest bizarre symptom, and same worries that I am experiencing at the time. Very reassuring.

xxleannejxx Tue 24-Sep-13 12:45:45

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orangepudding Tue 24-Sep-13 12:48:04

I had that with my DS, he had clicky hips when he was born and I wonder if that was the sensation I was feeling.

ladymalfoy Tue 24-Sep-13 22:19:46

Spider nest? Remember that urban myth about a clicking plant and it was a tarantula nest?

Midwifeandmum Tue 24-Sep-13 22:38:59

Theres no evidence to prove anything but the most plausible explanation is the baby's bones cracking when they move. Just like when we move after sitting for a while.... babies are the same. Lol funny sound tho xxx

BouncingBelly Wed 25-Sep-13 21:45:30

Me too! I'm 32 wks and have been hearing this for weeks! Mine sounds like fingernails being clicked together. I asked my friend who's a midwife who had never heard of it. She confirmed it couldn't be water as the sac is filled to the brim as it were. I personally think its bones clicking as I always hear it when the baby hasn't moved for a while then does a big move.
Hubby heard it the other day and was baffled!

Fascinating pregnancy hey!

mumtobealloveragain Wed 25-Sep-13 22:37:28

I have the "clicking" too. It's definitely not hiccups. I thought only I could hear it and that I may be imagining it.. then DP heard it too!

mumtobealloveragain Wed 25-Sep-13 22:39:10

I'm thinking it's more of a "clicky pop" than clicking. I can "feel" it too, not just hear it. I worry I will hear a clicky pop and my waters will break! smile

LadyMedea Thu 26-Sep-13 15:48:46

Argh! Mine's just done it for the first time, proper 'pop' noise and feel.

DaleyBump Thu 26-Sep-13 16:38:44

So glad it's not just me! grin

2Labradors Thu 26-Sep-13 19:10:14

Me too, I'm 31 weeks, it's a strange thing to explain to someone else. I wondered if it was me, and because it's my 3rd I was all clicky inside cos everything's loose.

Jo1984uk Thu 26-Sep-13 19:50:46

I had that too and after my dd was born I asked the doctor to check her hips and one was clicky. Might just be coincidence though!

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