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Poll Results: Did the fetal heart rate accurately predict your baby's gender? Boy>140 Girls<140

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 37% (30)
    Yes
  • 62% (49)
    No
79 Total Votes  
post #21 of 29
Both pregnancies (opposite sexes) have been around 150 the entire time.
post #22 of 29
Both my boy and my girl had the exact same heartbeats the whole time. Weird. I think they were about 153 ish.
post #23 of 29
It's been true for me all three times. Heart rates in the 150's all girls
post #24 of 29
My peanut's heartbeat has never been lower than 148, and usually ran in the 150's-160's. We used to listen every night with a doppler. He's definitely a boy!
post #25 of 29
As soon as my midwife listened to the heartbeat around 12 weeks she looked at me and said "It's a boy" and she was right!
post #26 of 29
I had to be hooked up to a fetal monitor for 4 hours and the hr fluctuated the ENTIRE time so I don't see how it could predict the sex unless our baby changes from a boy to a girl every few minutes :LOL .
post #27 of 29
It doesn't make sense when you think about it. Even if a midwife is right, she's got about a 50/50 chance (actually slightly better if she errs on the side of boy, since boys seem to be a teeny bit more common). It's like most urban legends, we tend to remember the incidents that fit in with the theory, and ignore the ones that don't. Which isn't to say that you shouldn't look at it for fun, but I'd hate to think anyone was counting on it.

Both my girls hovered right at 140, usually. Of course as MightyMoo said, I found out through occasional monitoring of an hour or two at a time that my babies' heartrates would vary quite a bit.
post #28 of 29

How far along were you when you first heard the heart beat

post #29 of 29

Both babies have hovered around the 140s, both girls.

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