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Fetal heart rate: Can it predict gender?
I have recently heard that the heart rate of a fetus can usually predict the gender of the baby.
For example, if the heart rate is consistently over 140, it's usually a girl; under 140, it's usually a boy. Is this true?
My baby has 155 beats per minute.
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279473 tn?1222144363
For me it was completely untrue... and in fact all for all of my friends it was completely untrue. I think it's just an old wives tale to be honest. I am 20 weeks pregnant and my baby's heartrate has consistently been around 160 and I am having a boy.
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Thanks Shannon....

I'm 23 weeks now. Today heart rate measured 155 & its consistent for the last 3 months.

One more question...does consuming Iron tablets have any impact on the complexion of the baby??
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My baby's heart rate goes up and down from visit to visit.

I do not believe that the heart rate can predict the baby's sex.
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303706 tn?1296879749
That's BS, another Old Wives Tale... at the beginning my son's heartrate was around 180, then it eventually decreased, but still very strong, and now his heartrate his around 150 a little over 140. According to the Old Wives Tales i am having a boy, which I am, but I still never based it on what it was telling me, it was just a coincidence I guess.
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Oh, is it so?? Congrats then.. I will keep guessing abt mine... ;-)
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279230 tn?1259927503
Mine has been consistently 140 on the nose.  So according to this old wives tale, what would that mean for me?  We're hoping for a girl!  We'll find out on the 29th!
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It was true for me, but that was just a coincidence....  My girl had a 180 heartbeat at first....then stayed above 150....

The only time it might be close to being true is in the last few weeks....but again, I read it only has a 50% success rate at predicting the right sex....  yep, 50%....which means it could be a boy or a girl.  :)
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229760 tn?1291471470
not true!!!! my little bean got all the way to 180. I thought for sure it was a girl because of this rule. I just found out about a month ago that we are having a boy!!!
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im having a boy and his heartrate was in the 170s for the longest time. now its been as low as 120 but then at my last apointment it was around 140. the doctor said it depends on a bunch of things.
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187316 tn?1386360282
The babies heartrate is usually higher in the beginning of pregnancy around 160-175. Then it goes down around 20 weeks and then it just depends on what the baby is doing as to how fast their heart is beating. When mine was sleeping hers would be about 135 and when she was awake and kicking it was about 155. When I delivered her in the hospital it was about 126 the whole time.
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419158 tn?1316575204
both my boys were around 150 everyone said girl, oviously not! lol:) Now with this pregnancy my babys heart rate is about 150 too. Dont know what im having yett, but the heart rate predictor wasnt true for me:)
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