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July 14th, 2011, 02:55 PM
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I just have a question here, I've read your blog about Cora and was just wondering. I'm sorry if this is inappropriate i'm just a paranoid freak lol!
I just recently figured out what the little pulse sensations are in my tummy, and it's fetal hiccups. I got worried and googled it (BAD IDEA LOL) and found that yes it's suppose to be healthy BUT it can also mean (if it's excessive) that the cord is wrapped around their neck or has a knot in it. Hes had them 2 times already in the past 4 hours! I'm just curious if Cora had excessive hiccups or anything like that.
I apologize again if this was something I shouldn't have brought up but i'll appreciate any answer!
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July 14th, 2011, 03:49 PM
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Cora had them once a day. Erin had them a lot and by that time I'd read the excessive hiccups link, but I had multiple ultrasounds and she wasn't ever wrapped in her cord, so I don't know how often it's present.

I think that it's like soft markers for Down's Syndrome. One by itself doesn't necessarily mean anything, but if you've got several together it means more, does that make sense?

Also, if it's just a one time thing, I wouldn't be too worried. If it's really excessive on a regular basis, it might be worth trying to get an ultrasound to check.
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July 14th, 2011, 04:04 PM
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I have never heard that about the hiccups. Good info to have. Although sometimes to much info just makes us crazy too.
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July 14th, 2011, 04:56 PM
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I never knew that about hiccups! Benjamin had them (and I'm not kidding) at LEAST 5 times a day, sometimes it was about once every hour to two hours. I never even thought to mention it to my ob. I had no idea it could mean anything was wrong! He didn't have a cord issue though. As a matter of fact, he's like me and gets them almost everyday. AND, if he gets them once in a day he's guaranteed to get them twice at least...just like me!

I never felt that Nathan had any that I knew of in the womb and I'm not sure he's ever gotten them since being born. Funny thing is, he had the cord wrapped twice around his neck when he was born...it terrified me!
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July 14th, 2011, 05:04 PM
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My first daughter had hiccups almost constantly, night and day, for about 3 weeks straight during my last trimester, and her cord was not wrapped around her neck. I don't know if that makes you feel any better, but hiccups are pretty common.
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July 14th, 2011, 05:12 PM
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I asked my dr. about this during Mia's pregnancy, as she got them ALOT in the last trimester. He told me baby's can get them up to 10-15 times a day....I think Mia averaged about 8 times a day...ALOT! Sometimes 3-4 times in maybe a 4-6hr time span.

Mia was born with her cord wrapped twice around her neck and once around her body. It caused no complications though and it was very long and loose. Like Brittanie said though, if your seeing alot of hiccups and little to no fetal movement for long period of time, need to get checked out by your dr.
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July 14th, 2011, 10:16 PM
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I think it is like anything else. Is it part of your baby's normal pattern? If so it is less concerning.
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July 14th, 2011, 11:18 PM
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I have been feeling less fetal movement but he's breech at the moment and i just found out i have am anterior placenta as well! Also ive been feeling crampy around my lower tummy too
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July 15th, 2011, 05:38 AM
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For me, braxton hicks were always in the lower part of my tummy and nowhere else. It wouldn't be abnormal to have them now.

When is your next appointment? If it's soon, I'd bring up your concerns at the appointment.
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