I know it's really common for babies but mines had them EVERY day since I felt it move - sometimes 2 or 3 times a day! - It really gets on my nerves .
Anyone know what causes them and if they can be stopped?
I also heard that they're caused by the baby taking practise breaths (probably causing the amniotic fluid swallowing) and the baby's diaphragm isn't fully functioning yet so they get hiccups. Irritating but such a necessary thing for them to practice.. Mine has them at least twice a day... I just hope that means he's got a great set of lungs in him!
Stupid question, but what do hiccups actually feel like?? I can feel my baby move very regularly (I am 27 weeks), but I'm still not sure about the hiccups.... sometimes, I have a very regular twitch, which last for a while, but the twitches are much closer together than as if I have a hiccup, if that makes any sense?? I used to think that was it, but I'm not sure??
Yeah, I think they're a bit faster because everything with them is a bit faster, heart rate, breathing rate (when they eventually do it properly) and so on. Their metabolic rate is higher than adults (I think, I'm sure a medical person will correct me!)
Actually, I'm getting a few hiccups now!!! I usually get them after a bout of activity, and he's just has his post lunch bounce about !