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    Exclamation Heart rate and gender

    Hey girls,

    i'm just wondering whether all the wifetales about heart rate predicting gender are true?

    im currently 13w 2d with a fetus heart rate of 155 bpm

    Ladies please share previous pregnancies.

    Previous U/S

    5 weeks - 91 bpm

    7w 1d - 131 bpm

    13w 2d - 155 bpm

    does anyone know if this shows more sign of a boy or girl ??? :-)

    thanks :-)

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    Default Heart rate and gender

    I was always told a HR under 140 is a boy and over a girl but it doesn't work until you're in the last trimester. I've had 4 girls and all been over 140 from the start though.

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    Default Heart rate and gender

    Quote Originally Posted by BabyG4 View Post
    I was always told a HR under 140 is a boy and over a girl but it doesn't work until you're in the last trimester. I've had 4 girls and all been over 140 from the start though.
    Can't be true, I had a girl and almost every checkup bubs heartbeat was 138bpm. It Was one reason I thought I was having a boy.

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    Default Heart rate and gender

    Not true for me either...,

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    Default Heart rate and gender

    My bubs heartbeat was in the 120's-130's the whole second half of my pregnancy. Both of my midwives said its a boy due to the low heartbeat, and I was convinced of a boy too! Apparently if it's over 140 it's meant to be a girl. Ours was always between 110-130.
    So we got an amazing and lovely surprise when we had a girl!
    So no, I don't believe that old wives tale anymore lol.

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    I think that gender myth is just that - a myth!
    I am a midwife and heart rates are not consistent with gender at all! heart rates also go up and down dependant upon if bub is in a sleep cycle or awake or wriggling around. Female and male hearts and circulatory systems are the same!

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    What other signs can I tell the gender like is there more things that are noticeable for a boy or girl ?

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    Default Heart rate and gender

    My bubs heart rate was around 160 and 180 bpm at 8 wks and 13 wks. I'm now 28 wks and it's still in the 150s. I'm having a girl

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    for me it was ture in gender prediction. For my dd she had a HR in the 160-170's pretty much the whole time.
    Im currently 31 weeks pregnant with a boy and his HR has been 135-150's.
    They say bub's HR is double the mother's. I have low BP in this pregnancy, so i dont actually believe in the HR gender prediction.
    Other than carrying lower and all out front compared to dd i carried up high and filled out everywhere. Pretty sure the only way you can tell is by getting a very good "sitting" gender shot at ur morph scan.
    Last edited by Hunkamunka; 25-10-2012 at 19:49.

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    I have 3 boys all had heart rates in the 120's. This 4th baby has heart rate in the 160's. The doctor said it is not a sign of gender, but more a sign of size. Bigger babies have lower heart rates. As boys, very generally, are bigger, that may account for the very general lower heart rate theory. It also explains why often wrong.


 

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