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Old Jan 5th, 2012, 08:18 AM   1
lusterleaf
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Can heart rate predict gender?


Just wanted to see what you thought of this "old wives tale" about heart rate predicting the baby's gender.. yesterday i had a sono at 7w 3 d and the sono tech said she predicted my baby was a girl because the heartbeat was 162 bpm based on the old wives tale (anything over 140=girl, anything under 140= boy).



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Old Jan 5th, 2012, 08:19 AM   2
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No, regardless of the gender the heart rate will increase by 3 bpm every day between when it first starts beating, and when it reaches a peak at about 9 weeks. Then it will slow down again.



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Old Jan 5th, 2012, 08:37 AM   3
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My ob said the same thing when he used a doppler with my DD, she had a 172 and sure enough was a girl. At my scan yesterday baby had 162 bpm. It was probably a coincidence with my dd



 
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Old Jan 5th, 2012, 08:39 AM   4
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My baby's heart rt has been increasing!

At 6wks it was 146
8wks it we 155
10 wks 147
12.5 wk 169

I heard this wives tale oo, but not sure if it is right. I feel like I am having a girl but not sure if it is wishful thinking lol



 
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Old Jan 5th, 2012, 09:21 AM   5
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My babies heartbeat was 175 bpm at 10 weeks and by about 15 wks had slowly dropped into 140's where it still is now. I'm having a boy x



 
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Old Jan 5th, 2012, 13:18 PM   6
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At 7wks mine was 176 bpm, so we shall see in a few short weeks!



 
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Old Jan 5th, 2012, 13:24 PM   7
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at 9 weeks my baby's heartbeat was 167 bpm and at 13 weeks it was 158 bpm; be interesting to see although imnot sure how reliable that is xx



 
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Old Jan 5th, 2012, 13:46 PM   8
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Sorry to disappoint you ladies, but its just an old wives tale. At work there was 7 of us pregnant, all due within weeks of each other, we all had boys and the heartbeats ranged from 130 to 172.

Its good for a bit of fun tho.

Susan
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Old Jan 5th, 2012, 15:35 PM   9
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I think this can be an indicator but by no means is it always right or I would have been a boy and my brother would have been a girl my mom was suprised twice since back then thats all they had to indicate gender! but with my children it has proven true but only in later pregnancy past 12-13ish weeks both my boys hr stayed mostly near 140-145 and my baby girl stayed a bit higher around the 160 range but this baby is staying around 160-170 but it has gone down a bit at 158 today so guess we will see in the next few weeks if it goes on down because Im sure its a boy!



 
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Old Jan 5th, 2012, 15:41 PM   10
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No science behind this girls, sorry. Just silly old wives tale. If only it were that easy!



 
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