(Closed) third trimester: practice breathing or hiccups?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m 33 weeks and I think the movements were just hiccups.  My ultrasound tech said the breathing practice usually lasts 20-30 seconds at a time. I wouldn’t worry especially if the movements are rhythmic,  but a phone call to your doc might put your mind at ease. Definitely go to labor and delivery if you don’t feel any fetal movements for 24 hours. 

Post # 4
2402 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Sounds like hiccups to me – babies hiccup in the womb when they’re swallowing the amniotic fluid and practicing breathing. It’s completely normal – my little guy gets them 1-2 times a day in the womb and I started feeling them in the beginning of the third trimester. 

Post # 5
1272 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Mine is hiccupping now 🙂 feels just like you describe, a little drum beat. Oh, just stopped. Nothing to worry about.

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