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Is it normal for my unborn baby to be hiccupping?

Is it normal for my unborn baby to be hiccupping?
Submitted by Parents.com Team

Hiccupping in utero is very common, but it can certainly look and feel strange the first few times it happens -- like your belly is twitching or having little spasms! Sometimes, you can even see it take place during an ultrasound.

Generally, babies start to get hiccups after 15 weeks; some may have them several times a day, while others never get them at all. Rest assured, a bout of the hiccups is not nearly as uncomfortable for an unborn baby as it can be for an infant.

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