Okay, I have been very interested in fetal breathing movements this pregnancy, as I swear up and down I could see this baby 'breathing' for the last month or so. In my readings and research, I learned that all babies do this, but here is the interesting part, they stop 24-72 hrs. before labor begins. So, I'm wondering, since hiccups are caused by FBM's, wouldn't that mean our babes also wouldn't hiccup 24-72 hrs before labor also? I can't figure out how to phrase this for a search, so I'm wondering if anybody knows about this.
Like if your baby is really quiet and has had no hiccups for a couple of days, maybe it's time. Or, if it is hiccuping you know you have at least 24 hrs before showtime. Hmmm... What do you think?
Elizabeth, mama to 4 kids and 5 chickens.
The grateful recipient of 3 home water births, 1 being an accidental UC.: