EVERYTIME I GO TO DOC.. MY BABY HEARTRATE IS 150 OVER OR 160.. WHAT DO YOU THINK IM HAVING?

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Amy - posted on 06/09/2010

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A healthy baby. My son's heartbeat was 160 or so every single apt. My current baby has had between 140 and 160 (depending on the time of day).

They say a higher heartbeat is a girl, but that's totally not true, my son's heartbeat was super high, but he was also super active.

A high heartbeat indicates that your baby is active, a lower heartbeat indicates that your baby is resting.

Robena - posted on 06/11/2010

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I've had both boys and girls... and their heart rates have always been between 140 and 160... I don't believe that heart rate can determine baby's sex.

Amanda - posted on 06/09/2010

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my babes heartbeat was in the high 150's low 160's until recently. and i'm having a boy. (now it's in the mid 130's). i don't think the heartbeat thing is really accurate (i'm on baby #4 and they were all over the place heartrate wise). although there IS a doctor at my local hospital who swears it's accurate, but only in the last month.

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Tuenesha - posted on 06/11/2010

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Girl do not believe that old wives tale, it is totally false!! My babes heart beat has been 160, 162,150,159, you get the picture and he is all man well one day anyway. the heart beart has nothing and I mean NOTHING to do with the sex. Im 40 weeks due tomorrow and his heartbeat yesterday was 150 thats the lowest its been. Also the way youre carrying it has NOTHING to do with the sex. Im carrying high or low depending on who you ask, lol. Its the luck of the draw, how far your egg was from your cervix, compared to when you had sex. If it was close probably a boy as male sperm are quicker swimmers, but they die easily. If your egg took her time, probably a girl, because while slower, female sperm are more resillient to the female body and dont die as quickly. Thats the only way you can have any sort of idea, its when you had sex versus when you were ovulating. everything else is just bull melarchy and with a 50/50 chance too many people happen to get it right and take wives tales seriously. do not put stock in that any professional doctor or midwife will tell you the same! Good luck, what do you want?

Angela - posted on 06/11/2010

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I know when you're heart rate is up twards or at 130 is when to be concerned. Generally our bodie reacts for us so we can know our baby is doing well. So next time you're at the doctors, and the baby's heart rate is 150 again, have you're checked too :) Congratulations on you're up coming baby!! High heart rate on the fetus is a girl!

RENEE - posted on 06/11/2010

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ahhhh i have been wondering the same thing :) at first mine was 170 last time i went it was still high at 157 I have 2 other kids and for me the old wives tale of the heart beat being over 145 its a girl was true ( i have one boy and one girl my boys was low my girl ws high) so i think im having another girl and if i had to guess for you Its a girl:) i find out in 2 weeks

Jacquie - posted on 06/11/2010

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My son has a heart rate above 150 every single time. Everyone assumed that meant girl but when they did THE ultrasound there it was plain as day....we're having a boy. Don't believe the wives tales cause so many of them pointed out to me having a girl and I'm having an amazing baby boy.

Aimee - posted on 06/10/2010

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I'm sorry girls,



I went for my ultrasound and they told me the baby's heartrate was at 160. So I thought a girl, since it was pretty high.



Nope went for another one and the baby's heartrate was 150 and they told me I was having a baby boy !, and I seeen everything to believe them.. although I was shocked.



My thing is heartrates won't tell you anything, other then if the baby is okay. If the baby is active, you might think you are having a girl, when really your baby boy is moving around alot.

Just like mine was :)

Kat - posted on 06/10/2010

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Early pregnancy heart rate is always higher & it comes down a little as the pregnancy progresses. A higher rate the old wives tales says it's a girl. But it also could be because you ate before your appointment & bub is active. If bub has just done some kicks & turns heart rate will be up. If bub is asleep heart rate will be lower. It's fun to go through the old wives tales & see, as long as you don't take it too seriously. Mine so far: Chinese Calendar - boy, Ring test - girl, Heart Rate - girl, how my tummy is sitting - boy. So I still have a 50/50 chance either way.......

Heidi - posted on 06/10/2010

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First of all, how far along are you? I am now almost 6 months and in the beginning the heartbeat was 182 and then it went to 165... I went back in May, it was 158 and then I went for my ultrasound and I am having a BOY!!! So, my advice, do not believe the old wise tales...You may end up with a broken heart... You are having a baby-that's all that matters...Congratulations!!!

Susie - posted on 06/10/2010

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I am 29 weeks and my little boy's heartrate has been 150-165 since the beginning. I wouldn't believe the old wive's tales about heartrate and gender. When we first heard it, it was about 167 and my mom was convinced I was having a girl. But after 2 ultrasound there is NO mistaking my little boy in there!! Good luck. A lot of the 4D ultrasound places will give you a gender check at 16 weeks for a lower price than the 4D ultrasounds if you can't wait for the hospital to schedule you one.

Jessica - posted on 06/10/2010

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Im having a girl and her heart rate is a steady 135 to 137. So it could be either way, but the old wives tale is if its higher its a girl.

Jytte-Marie - posted on 06/09/2010

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that's hard to say.
My heartbeat for my mom was always 120-130 and my brothers were all 150+
So I don't think it's 100% accurate, but it's a fun game to guess with :)

My baby has been 150 every visit except for one, which was at 139.
We aren't finding out what we are having.
Some swear by it, and some have had the total opposite.

Brittiany - posted on 06/09/2010

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i believe its a girl as well they say girls have the higher heart beat rate...

Lauren - posted on 06/09/2010

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My boy is always in the 130s to 140s range, so possibly a girl, but not sure how accurate that is!

Kathryn - posted on 06/09/2010

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i am having a little girl and her heart rate usually runs in the 140s...like today at my doctors appointment it was 148..i don't think the heart rate has anything to do with the gender..i think it all depends on how active your baby is..

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a girl.... supposidly girls heart rates are higher than boys both of my lil girls heart rates were between 150 n 160 when they were awake

Andrea - posted on 06/09/2010

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I have a doppler at home that I rented and I listened to my little one around 10 PM lastnight. Heart rate was between 152 and 156. Both my son's heartrate's were in the 130's and my late daughter's was always around 150.

Heather - posted on 06/09/2010

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I say girl also! All 3 of my pregnancies have held true to the heartrate method. I've got a girl, a boy and a girl on the way.

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