Author | Joseph Allen Worrall

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Fetal Hiccups

June 15, 2011

The patient was a 38 year old G4 P3, 20w4d. I was doing an anatomic survey today. While I was looking at a long axis view of the fetal heart with color Doppler, the baby developed hiccups, and with each contraction of the fetal thorax (which was quite obvious) I could see an explosion of blue color representing blood going through the foramen ovale from right to left.