MadSci Network: Development

Re: Can an unborn baby get the Hiccups?

Date: Mon Apr 12 19:44:25 1999
Posted By: William M. Rich, MD faculty,Univ. Med. Ctr
Area of science: Development
ID: 923700561.Dv


Yes. It is thought by most obstetricians that the unborn baby does hiccup. It cannot be definitely proven, but babies are often observed prior to birth with real time sonography as well as fetal electrocardiography and act as though they are having hiccups.

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