Hiccups vs Kicks

What is the difference between a hiccup and a kick? I know I'm on my 3rd pregnancy but my doctors never really needed me to count the kicks in the past b/c the babies were always very active but now they want me to count and I don't know the difference...

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Lenae JohnsonMaplewood, New Jersey
    08/29/14
    To me the hiccups always felt almost like a little jump. Not very uncomfortable until he got bigger. To me it felt almost the same as when I hiccup only a bit fainter feeling.
    The kicks and movements as he got bigger were pretty uncomfortable. They felt like jabs to the inside of my stomach.
    If there is a pattern and rhythm to the movement then it is most likely hiccups.
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      08/29/14
      8Theresa Gould
      I agree with the other ladies. Btw, I didn't know what hiccups were until my second or third pregnancy!
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      08/29/14
      8Theresa Gould
      What hiccups were when baby had them that is.
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