Can the heart rate prove its a boy or girl?

Holly - posted on 02/16/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Ok I have heard some people say that based on the baby's heart rate that they can tell if its a boy or girl. My first ultrasound was today (this is my second child) and the baby's heart rate was 174bpm. Just curious if anyone else has heard this, or has any idea what the heart rate is supposed to be to tell? I have a feeling I am having a boy.

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Tiffany - posted on 02/20/2010

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My neighbours midwife convinced her she was having a girl by the heartbeat, and what do you know.... she had a boy!

Nina - posted on 02/19/2010

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Ive heard the same thing.... supposedly I think when you are further along if the heart rate is above 140 a girl... which was true for us, and if below a boy. I am only 9 and 1/2 weeks, and we were sitting at 160 which the range then is 160-170...
I found that info on americanbaby.com and babycenter.com

LauraBeth - posted on 03/16/2010

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We just found out that we are haveing a little girl and her heart rate is always over 160

Jennifer - posted on 02/23/2010

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I found over 150 to be a girl on baby center.com. My OB called my first one to be a girl and she was really close...154. Having my second in Sept and the HR was 164....my husband is preparing himself for another daughter. :) Of course it's just an old wives tale, but if my OB would stick his neck out and make a claim based on that then they must see better than 50/50 odds!

Robyn - posted on 07/23/2012

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The heart rate can only determine the gender of the baby when they are making their way down the birth canal. Before that, it's not possible.

Source: Doctors.

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Holly - posted on 02/23/2010

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This is awsome! Im glad im not the only one who has heard this rumor.

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It is an old wvies tale that has been right for me three times. My boys were 148 and 147 and my daughter was 167. This one clocked in at 171 so if I hold true to how it was before it is girl, but I think my husband only has boy spermies lol.

Stephanie - posted on 02/18/2010

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supposedly girls have higher heart rates, but really that's just myth.... :)

Kim - posted on 02/16/2010

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My ob told me he thought my second was a girl based on the heart beat and I have three boys. I don't think it is 100% accurate but it is supposed to a higher heartbeat one way or the other.

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