Baby Hiccups

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Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
How often is an unborn baby supposed to have the hiccups? I am 34 weeks into my pregnancy and it seems like she has them everyday. Is that normal?

ANSWER

Yes, it's "practice breathing," just the diaphragm getting in shape for its job after delivery :-) so no worries.

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.