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how do babys manage to hiccup in the womb?


Asked by joymoon87 at 2:44 PM on Oct. 22, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • They are practicing swallowing while in the womb and when they swallow some amniotic fluid, they sometimes get the hiccups. It makes their diaphragm spasm.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:49 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • the same way they do out of the womb. It's an involuntary contraction of the esophagus, I believe.

    Answer by MommaofH2 at 2:47 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • Technically babies "breathe" in the amniotic fluid while they are in the womb, and all hiccups are is the abrupt spasms of the diaphram.

    Answer by Ash9724 at 2:50 PM on Oct. 22, 2010