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boy or girl

Can you tell if it is a boy or girl by the heartbeat?  My babys heartbeat was 171 bpm.  Is it true that it is probably a girl?
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Nope. Old wives tale. My little girls heartbeat was 164 at 7wks then in the rest of the pregnancy she stays in the 130's or 140's.
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i don't think that they can know, but i heard old women says that baby boys have a stronger heartbeat than babygirls. but i don't believe it.
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Both of my boys were in the 140s the entire time.  My friend was told at around 17 weeks she was having a boy.  At 18 weeks, for her check up the heart rate was in the 160s and then doctor just said "I'd be surprised if this is a little boy"  He was right, at 20 weeks it showed girl plain as can be and she is now 36 weeks along with many many u/s (for pregnancy complications) and it's been a girl ever since.Her first girl was also 160s.

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I don't know about any of you but I always had a very destinct dream one that you woke up going wow!!!  And in that dream I knew the sex of my child and it was right every time. Has anyone else had this happen.
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My baby is usually around 169bpm and it is a boy.  
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I posted a question about this a while back, pertaining to having dreams of what you were having. Both my mom and I have had a dream in which i had a girl, but I don't know if it's true yet. Hopefully Monday I'll know. It'll be interesting to see if the mother instinct was correct!
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My boys started high and they went lower each visit but bounced around 160's to 130's, averaging 150's most often.  With my first one I just knew it was a boy, even my dreams had a baby boy.  My second boy I kinda knew, I started to waiver just before the u/s, but my inital gut instinct was right.  I have had a few dreams recently that I was pregnant again with another boy.  I have pretty much made peace that when I try for my third and last baby it will be a boy, I just can't picture a girl, eve though I would like one.  Weird, huh.  My friend said her little girl came up to her and hugged her one day and told her she was pregnant again and it was a boy.  How freaky!  She had no idea because they were not trying and she was not late yet, had no signs or thoughts that it was a possibility.  We are waiting to see if the gender prediction is right, that would be pretty strange and cool.
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My little girl had a hb of 170, so it was true for me, but probably just a coincidence. This baby has a hb from 160-140, but I won;t know what is is for a few weeks.
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