Baby hiccupping in utero

OBGYN Anthony Chin, MD, explains what causes babies to hiccup in utero and why it considered reassuring by doctors
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Baby hiccupping in utero

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Babies do hiccup in utero. A lot of people think that it feels like kind of strange, but hiccuping is a perfectly normal part of being pregnant. It's a normal reflex and babies have normal reflexes just like adults do. In fact, in the medical community we actually prefer the baby to be moving at all. So any movement is considered reassuring. So therefore hiccups are very reassuring.

OBGYN Anthony Chin, MD, explains what causes babies to hiccup in utero and why it considered reassuring by doctors

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Anthony Chin, MD

Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Dr. Anthony Chin was born in Hollywood, CA and raised in Santa Monica, CA.  He was educated at UCLA and graduated with a BS in Molecular Biology.  Dr. Chin attended medical school at UCLA and finished his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.  Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and published in peer reviewed journals, Dr. Chin is the  recipient of several research, patient satisfaction and teaching awards, and continues to be involved with the teaching of medical students and resident physicians.  He is happily married and has a three month old daughter named Alaia Rose. 

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