gender predictions based on fetal heart rate?

Brenda - posted on 03/21/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )

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my first baby had a FHR of 130-140's for my entire pregnancy. i did not know the sex, & it turned out to be a boy. my current baby has a FHR of 160-170's, so i assume it's a girl based on the huge difference. it is too soon to tell, so i am wondering: has anyone delivered a boy that had a high FHR?? i am kind of pushing for a second son & wonder if this could still be him!

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Jennifer - posted on 04/11/2011

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My son was always 150-160's and now I am pregnant with a girl and her heart rate is always usually between 140-150

Katy - posted on 03/29/2011

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Early on both my girl and boy had similar heart rates. At about 20 weeks my sons did lower to the 140 range and remain there until birth. I know a few people though that had a high heart rate and it was for sure a boy or low and it was a girl. Think regardless of the wives tale iit's a 50/50 chance. The gender predictor was accurate for both too. I would give that a try just for fun.

Rebekah - posted on 03/26/2011

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All old wives tales were wrong for both of my children. My son showed every sign of being a girl, and he was a boy. My daughter showed every sign of being a boy, and she was a girl. I go Monday to hear the heartbeat of my 3rd for the first time and I'm going to go ahead and think opposite from the FHR since it was wrong twice for my kids.

Candice - posted on 03/23/2011

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Im 24weeks pregnant and i was SURRRRE i was having a girl! The hb was always 160-170, not to mention the acne, and ridiculous morning sickness! When i went to my gender ultrasound sure enough it was another boy!!! I have all of the old wives tales symptoms for a girl but he is alllll boy!

♥Lena - posted on 03/23/2011

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This is our 2nd, heartbeat has remained in the 140 department, I'm also carrying super low ((i can feel kicks and punches in the crotch area)) but ultra sound said they think it's a girl! My 1st pregnancy heartbeat was a lot higher and I was also carrying very high and that turned out being a girl from the go. So I guess we will see in a couple more months exactly what we are having. I'm kinda iffey just cause I feel like they are wrong but who knows!

Susan - posted on 03/21/2011

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With my son his FHR was about 150-160 and i am now pregnant with a girl this time and the FHR is the same as it was with my son at this point. Ive read some articles saying that FHRs are the same no matter the sex it depends on how far along you are to how high or low the FHR is not the gender.

Jessica - posted on 03/21/2011

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My bf had a fast heartrate back when they based the sex of your baby on the FHR. He told me the entire time I was pregnant bc we were hoping boy. 2 ultrasounds said girl and she was born a girl with a high FHR till the end. I can't remember bc it was 6 years ago but I believe my son was 150s

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