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650636 tn?1293458160

Heartbeat?!?!?!

So today I'm 12 weeks 4 days pregnant and I had my second appt today. Last time I forgot to ask what the heart beat was but today I finally asked the tech lady and she said it was 161. Now here's my questions.....First off, the baby had the hiccups, so do you think the heart beat would have normally been slower? And Second, I know that old wives tales say that anything over 140 is a girl and under 140 then it would be a boy...so I was curious as to if it came out true for any of you, I'm really hoping for a girl..lol. Of course either way, I will be happy!
Thanks everyone~
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!
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529440 tn?1232117305
my sons heartbeat was around 140s to 150s and with this one which is a girl is around the 150s
342988 tn?1299785956
i am pregnant with a boy and the wives tale is false in my case.  my little guy's heratbeat was always high in the 160-170's the first 16 weeks and since then has always been between 140-150.
435139 tn?1255463991
Up until 18w my son's hb was about 150 and now, I am 23w and it is 132...I honestly don't think there is any truth to the tale...and I am not sure if the  hiccups would have interfered with the hb...
564775 tn?1243392302
well you cant go by heartbeat... lol.. but im almost 30 weeks with a boy and his heartbeat stays around 159-165 so not always true about the rate. my last one stayed in the high 150'a and that one came out a BOY>> good luck to you and sending you some baby girl dust. merry christmas......
554628 tn?1362781519
well at my 13 wk appt hb was at 140 at my 20 wks it was at 162 and it's a GIRL
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I am in my 30th week right now, and I am with Leighanne... my baby's heartbeat was almost exactly the same as her baby's at the same points in her pregnancy, and she is having a boy and I am having a girl :)  So, there is no truth to it... that's why it is a tale :)  

Her heartbeat is still in the 150s... later in your pregnancy (like where I am) the doctors like to see it between 130-160.  So, my little girl's heartbeat is always on the high end of that spectrum.  
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