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Weren't we talking about that here? B/c my baby has not hiccuped in a day and now I am all freaked out that I am going to go into labor. (Or worse, get excited and not go into labor!)

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i feel the same

100%

no hiccups too.

and was just thinking about the thread earlier.

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What's this about? A baby suddenly not hiccuping can be a sign of impending labor? If so, interesting. This baby hiccups at least twice a day, which I don't remember my DS doing. Let me know about this. I'm intrigued.

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You have my full attention! My baby skipped his morning hiccups and I thought it was odd... and here I find this thread!

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I will definitely keep everyone updated on if I feel her hiccup before labor starts, whenever it starts.

I do feel her still active in there... but no hiccups.

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I don't like this sign.

My baby hiccups a lot lol.

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I have never heard this before.

As a doula I have seen babies, while mom is in labor, hiccup. I would really question the validity of this. Seems a little too "out there"...

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I have never felt the baby hiccup, ever... is that a bad sign? He is always moving, but I dont think he hiccups..
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I found the thread using google. On iPhone so can't link it. Anyway the idea is that labor hormones suppress fetal breathing, and since hiccups are part of breathing, maybe when they stop, labor is soon. Of course there is no research on it. I am not sad he is not hiccuping bc it is irritating.

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hrm... I think DD hiccuped the day before I went into labor (I woke up in labor at 5am)... I dunno that i'd put much stock into it...

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I have never felt the baby hiccup, ever... is that a bad sign? He is always moving, but I dont think he hiccups..
Don't worry, DD never did, either.

This one didn't until IDK, at least 32 weeks, I think. But in the past couple weeks, they've gone from 2-3 times a day to skipping days here and there and then she'll have another 2-3 times in one day. It's erratic. None yesterday or today.

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Interesting little theory. DS1 hiccuped a lot. This one? Not so much. And he's still baking.

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Eh, I really don't put much thought into it. It's not based on any research. It's just a theory that a poster on MDC thought up.
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Interesting theory...both my boys hiccupped nonstop the third trimester...and continued after birth...both had silent reflux (hiccupping is a symptom of reflux) This baby didn't start hiccupping as early as the others and I thought, oh maybe I will actually have a child who doesn't have reflux...past 3 weeks...crazy hiccups...I'm going to see how soon after hiccups stop I go into labor...and if reflux is in this child's future. Personally I love baby movement but can't stand the feeling of hiccups...it is like someone flicking your cervix every few seconds...irritating

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Prenatal hiccups might not mean reflux, though...all of our babies have had massive amounts of hiccups in utero (seriously...like 10 to 20 episodes a day), and none have had reflux. In fact, they were all pretty chill babies that never spit up much at all (our first pediatrician insisted I must be doing something wrong if they weren't spitting up...)

I always wondered the opposite...if maybe all these hiccups helped a baby train the sphincters that hold down food, and maybe that's why none of our kids have spit up much.

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I always wondered the same, RedOak... my kids didn't spit up as much as other kids did/do... my doctor said it was because they were breastfed but Ive seen tons of breastfed babies spit up (had one friends breastfed son spit up on me twice in the same day!) and my kids hiccup quite frequently both before and after birth.

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I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one! Seriously...our ped. thought we were freaks (yeah...we dropped her ), even though she was very familiar with breastfeeding. Our kids almost never spit up. When they did, I'd actually have a reaction like "oh no! what's wrong?!" It was so shocking to see stuff coming back up! And yeah on the b/f babies still spitting up...I see that all the time, too.

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What???!! DD spit up like 3 times in her entire babyhood, and it was usually our fault for putting pressure on her belly too soon after eating. She never had hiccups either, though. I agree that most babies, breastfed or not, do spit up pretty regularly, some more than others.

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My boys never spit up which is why it took me 4+ months to figure out he had reflux...silent reflus is when your baby suffers all the symptoms of reflux but never spits up...the fluids travel up the esophogus and wear away the lining but never actually leave the throat.

The prenatal hiccups = reflux was purely just a personal theory based on the experience of my babies having severe hiccups after birth (which is an actual symptom of reflux)...I kinda just thought in hindsight of how my boys also hiccupped ALOT in utero. When talking with my GFs they all said they had hiccups but not as much as I did...no real evidence just my thoughts.

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Funny, I looked in my previous DDC for my reports of labor with ds#2 and I mentioned that there had been no hiccups x24 hours prior to active labor!

I was just about to report that I have not felt any hiccups for nearly 18 hours (odd for this baby) and HA he just started to hiccup.

Oh well...

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Mine started again overnight.

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mine hiccupped for almost a half hour straight last night...

I couldn't help but giggle since she started it after I had some wine.

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This thread has totally gotten into my head.

Every time she hiccups, I think: "well, I guess no baby today!"

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I've only felt one round of hiccups this whole pregnancy. I know she's probably getting them more often than that! BPPs show that she's been practice breathing for weeks.

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