Hiccups: Normal for unborn babies?

My wife is seven months pregnant. It feels like my baby often has hiccups. Is this normal?

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Yes, babies get hiccups in utero. This is very normal, and can give the mom a very rhythmic, bumping sort of feeling.

If your baby has hiccups during an exam, you might even be able to hear them with the doppler heart tone device.

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