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Why does my baby have hiccups in the womb?

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Your baby is not breathing air inside the womb because the placenta is still supplying all its oxygen requirements. Nonetheless, your baby will have started to make rhythmic breathing movements as it continues to develop its lungs in preparation for birth. These movements of the chest wall can be seen on an ultrasound scan and explain the "hiccups" you something feel-short jerky movements that are quite different from other activity you can feel going on inside you.


Elise had fetal hiccups a lot! the doctor said it was because she was developing reflex and her central nervous system was develop and it was sending signals to the brain to contract the diaphragm so that she can begin breathing.

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