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!!
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!
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.
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!
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.