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Old Sep 28th, 2010, 11:14 AM   1
siobhan87
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Midwife prediction of gender - heartbeat


I had my 4 monthly check up today with my midwife & she listened to the baby's heartbeat and is predicting it to be a girl because of the speed of the heartbeat.

Has anyone else heard of this and if so has it worked for anyone?



 
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Old Sep 28th, 2010, 11:20 AM   2
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They say there is no scientific proof for this theory... although... my baby's heartbeat is a calm 140 bpm and I can't help thinking I'm having a boy :P We will try to find out in mid-October during our 20 week scan.



 
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Old Sep 28th, 2010, 11:24 AM   3
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I'm fascinated that midwives keep going with this. Several scientific studies have completely debunked this myth. Try googling it!



 
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Old Sep 28th, 2010, 11:30 AM   4
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mine said boy with my last pregnancy!!! spot on! my daughter's hb was fast each time - 160-170bpm. this baby's hb is never higher than 152bpm. BOY!!! may be just a theory but it's been right each time for me!!!



 
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Old Sep 28th, 2010, 11:37 AM   5
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I dunno...my baby's heartbeat was pretty fast... over 150. At my 20 week scan while the tech was looking for the gender, I asked her what the heartbeat was and she said it was like 153 or something like that. Then she said thats pretty average for a 20 week fetus and it doesnt predict gender. My baby is a boy. :-)



 
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Old Sep 28th, 2010, 11:42 AM   6
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my midwife predicited a boy for us last week - babys heartbeat was between 135-150bpm on the visit and she was right, were having a little boy.



 
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Old Sep 28th, 2010, 11:46 AM   7
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Mmmm well they say anything above 140 is a girl.... in my case ours was 146 and it's a baby girl :3 so.. it kinda worked for us!



 
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Old Sep 28th, 2010, 11:49 AM   8
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Hmm my midwife asked if we knew what we were having. We said no. Then she listened to hb and predicted a girl. Oh wasn't happy that she made a prediction when she knew we didn't want to know!! Doh!!



 
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Old Sep 28th, 2010, 11:51 AM   9
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Well my babys heartbeat at 12 week scan was 160bpm.... not sure what it was today but it was very fast! Lol. A few of my friends have text me today saying that their midwives predictions in the past was right as well... I find out for sure on 20th October. How spooky though! I googled it and it said that the heartbeat has been known of a way to tell x



 
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Old Sep 28th, 2010, 11:56 AM   10
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mine's was 150 at my 12+6 scan and the tech predicted boy based on something she thought she saw.. At home on the doppler the heartbeat hovers right around 135-140. We find out for sure on Oct 15th at our 20 week scan. I will be shocked if it turns out to be a girl. Thrilled, but shocked



 
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