kicks or hiccups?

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  1. ellie

    ellie Mum to Kalden

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    :blush: how do you tell?
    the movements i can feel tend to be either wriggling about, or the odd little 'jump' which can happen anywhere in my belly? i can feel it outside as well ... not sure whether it's a kick (doesnt feel very 'sharp', but not sure what it's supposed to feel like!) or hiccups (can feel a bit too 'localised', although sometimes my whole belly feels like it's jumping!)
    is it still a bit early to be trying to make distinctions? does it become more obvious later on?
    Hmm, what are you up to in in there...?
     
  2. Siyren

    Siyren Guest

    for me, her hiccups tend to be very rhythmical, and not very powerful, but all feel the same (if that makes any sense)

    where as kicks, dont stay in the same place, can vary in power, and dont follow a distinct pattern of timing.


    i hope that makes sense, its diffilcult to describe lol. once you've identified the difference its easy, takes time though and is easier as bub gets bigger x
     
  3. jojo2605

    jojo2605 Mom to Sam & Dylan

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    The way i could tell (because in all honesty at the start hiccups really did feel really localised which made me question if they were) is that they were rhythmic and went on like that for quite a while (2, 3, 4 sometimes 5 minutes) I thought it was kicks to start with but then i thought my baby couldn't possibly have such good rhythm already, especially if he/she takes after her dad!! :rofl: :rofl:

    As Siyren said, kicks are a lot more random. x x
     
  4. Chaos

    Chaos Mum to one =)

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    When Autumn was smaller it felt like a twitchy eyelid in my belly.

    Now she's bigger, my whole belly jerks every time she hiccups! As others have said, it's very rhythmic and quite unmistakable. She gets them like 5 times a flipping day lol.
     
  5. elainegee

    elainegee Well-Known Member

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    i think my baby is having hic cups when i can feel this constant 'tapping' down where his head is, it isnt painful or so, and not as strong as kicks, however when you are lying bed and it happens it makes me squirm a little lol dont ask me why i just try rubbing my belly until he stops xxx
     

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