Does a high heart rate really mean it is a girl? Or just a myth?

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Daphne - posted on 10/27/2009

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Hi I was told the same thing!! But when I was pregnant with my son his HB was 158-160.....

Donna - posted on 10/27/2009

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I know that when I was preg with both my boys.. The HB was 120-140 and when I was preg with my daughter her HB was 147-160..

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Brandy - posted on 10/27/2009

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It hasn't technically been proven but my daughter was always between 155 and 170 and my son always between 130 and 145. My OB says she's always used it as a guess and it has worked for her most of the time.

Erin - posted on 10/27/2009

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Any of the temperature/location of fetus (high or low)/heart rate/Chinese birth calender "birth predictors" are usually false. If they give a correlating response, it's most likely just a coincidence. The only sure-fire 100% was of knowing the baby's sex is peeking between their legs once they're born (and even that's not 100%, as there are a few locations in the world where it's been documented that children are born anatomically female and then develop into men at puberty). Having an amniocentesis is pretty accurate - I don't know the exact rates, but I'd assume it's pretty close to 100%, as it's actual fetal cells. But they are risky and painful and should not be used solely for determining the sex of the baby.

Chelsea - posted on 10/27/2009

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First time we heard the heart beat it was 155 and the second time was 153. But I find out Nov 3rd for sure. Ill be 19 weeks tomorrow

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Its a myth. Fetal heart rates vary a lot throughout pregnancy, and with movement. There's no correlation with gender.

Sandra - posted on 10/27/2009

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i heard it's a myth, but my son did have a lower heart rate once it regulated (150bpm).

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