You are still early on in the pregnancy. Those heartrate "theories" don't hold true until later on in the pregnancy. My babies heartrate has been in the 160s throughout and at my last appointment I was about 13 weeks. I asked my doctor and she said that the heartrate will now start to slow down to a more normal steady range and stay that way throughout. I will be 16 weeks tomorrow and have another appointment in a little over a week and will see what's going on with the heartrate, whether it's dropped a bit or not. Either way, sometimes that myth is true and sometimes not. My friend had a baby girl that had a consistent heartrate of 120 throughout her pregnancy. She is pregnant with another girl and the heartrate is still low this time around. Either way, you are still too early on to know for sure if the heartrate will slow or will stay high.
When I was 10.5 weeks the heartrate was 171 when I went back at 16 weeks it was 156 so I was thinking it was a girl at first now I'm thinking boy...I wont find out for another 12 days and the wait has been driving me crazy.
i have every indication that would lead me to believe girl...the sweet cravings, morning sickness, chinese lunar calnader, ring on a string....everything says girl...i thought with the heart rate i would be more inconclusive towards believing it was a girl
When i first heard the heartbeat at 8w2 it was 163 and it went up from there for a few weeks.......i am now 18w1 and i have a doppler at home and the heartrate has been consitantly in the 147-150 range for the last few weeks I am not sure what i am having and wont find out until the 4th but i "feel" like its a boy......but dont know for sure yet.
Waitn838, please oh please don't get your sights set too high for a girl this early on. If the ultrasound revealed a boy, it would crush you and might make you resent the baby. I mean, you'd obviously get used to the idea, but just try to relax and not focus so much on girl, girl, girl. No matter what you're having you'll love them!!!
And time is going to feel like it is dragging, but March is almost here!
i will be happy regardless what i have...my bf and son both want a boy so ill be happy knowing they're happy but im really hoping for a little girl but we'll see...regardless im thankful for the healthy pregnancy thus far
i could never resent my baby...im already so in love with it...i just want to start shopping but i have to wait til i know the gender
i know how she feels i want a girl my man wants a boy at 7 weeks 3 days my baby hb was 158 and last weeks at 10 weeks 6 days my baby heartbeat on doppler was 177bpm so it went up now i have another scan feb 12 so i hope i can fine out the sex then
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