What are Fetal hiccups? Are they unsafe for baby?

Right now I am feeling this little weird, pulsing sensation in my womb, and I was wondering, could it be my baby hiccuping? This is my first pregnancy. I am almost 20 weeks, would I be able to feel my baby hiccuping this early? When will it stop? Will it hurt my baby? Should I do something?

 

What are Fetal hiccups? Are they unsafe for baby?
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Obstetrics & Gynae

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  1. Hello,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.

    This weird sensation is known as quickening. And it is completely normal. These are your baby's movements inside your womb. And you will continue to feel this throughout your pregnancy.

    Wish you a safe & healthy pregnancy.