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Stupid question alert - kicks or hiccups??

(13 Posts)
Burmama Fri 07-Nov-14 10:20:54

So I know this sounds daft but how can you tell kicks and hiccups apart? I'm 28 weeks and pretty sure I have never felt hiccups... Although now starting to wonder if what I think is a couple of kicks one after another is actually hiccups... Is it like a couple of thumps in a row? Or something else? What do hiccups feel like please?? (Baby hiccups obv, I know what my own feel like.) Thanks!!

WrappedInABlankie Fri 07-Nov-14 10:25:41

I never felt hiccups with my son only kicks all the way through hth

NaiceNickname Fri 07-Nov-14 10:28:53

Mine feel quite gentle but still make my belly move slightly, one after the other like every 2-3 seconds and they usually last for no longer than a couple of minutes smile

QueenOfThorns Fri 07-Nov-14 10:29:33

I felt a lot more hiccups than kicks! What I interpreted as being hiccups was the same small movement repeated over and over again (more than twice) at more or less regular intervals. The kicks were a lot more random.

I think I was right, she carried on hiccuping a lot after she was born and is still doing it at 9.5 months!

divingoffthebalcony Fri 07-Nov-14 10:31:22

My DD was extremely hiccupy in utero. There's no mistaking them really - they feel like hiccups! Little jolts at regular intervals for minutes at a time. Kicks feel harder and there's no real pattern to them.

Burmama Fri 07-Nov-14 10:37:03

Ok thanks all, in that case I think what I'm feeling is in fact kicks... Never felt anything that is unmistakeably hiccup-y.... Unless perhaps he only does it when I'm sleeping

tabulahrasa Fri 07-Nov-14 10:40:55

DD was very was pretty obvious that's what it was, very regular little jolts for about ten minutes or so.

She was also very hiccupy as a baby. smile

She was my second though, DS didn't hiccup that I know of, so I assume some do it more than others and possibly it depends what position and stuff they're in.

woodwaj Fri 07-Nov-14 10:55:10

I've been wondering the exact same thing. Im going to stick with just kicks for now!!

twiglet2 Fri 07-Nov-14 11:03:40

I didn't feel hiccups until 30 weeks plus.

RedRose27 Fri 07-Nov-14 12:13:55

DD had hiccups almost every day when she was a bump, sometimes twice a day! Often after I ate dinner in the evenings.
When I first started to feel them I was exactly the same, wasn't sure if they were just kicks, but they were too rhythmic to be kicks.
I hink I could feel them from about 23/24 weeks... Once I was about 30 weeks there was no mistaking them as the whole bump would jiggle!

divingoffthebalcony Fri 07-Nov-14 13:05:23

I can best that, mine would hiccup around eight times a day. Probably more than that, but I didn't notice overnight when I was asleep! She was hiccuping within two hours of being born too. Took a long time to grow out of it, but now she's 3.2 and now only gets hiccups when she laughs a lot.

LittlePink Fri 07-Nov-14 13:27:12

Im 32 weeks and baby gets hiccups most evenings. It's like a gentle rhythmic flicking way down in my pelvis. Lasts about 5-10 mins at a time.

DPotter Fri 07-Nov-14 13:33:09

My DD would start to hiccup in the evenings when I sat down for the evening. Definitely different from kicking. She is still prone to hiccups and she's now 15.

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