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#1 of 23 Old 05-03-2011, 04:55 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I found this site on SoCaliMommy's blog (thanks!).  I thought it was fun and I'd post my results.  What are you having according to this old wive's tale?

 

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Thanks for the link!


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Looks like boy #4! Or at least a 50/50 chance anyway. ;)

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Hmm.. does it look kinda random? talktomenow and willsmomm both put in 170bpm with different results! I've always heard that higher=girl and lower=boy, but can't remember the cut off. First time I heard ds's heartbeat it was in the 130s I think and my mw said "that sounds like a little boy!" :) I already "knew" I was having a boy at that point. Dd's was always in the 160s. This little one was in the 150s.. so..kinda in the middle :/ haha 


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It appears that the have a database of heart rates at different gestational ages and are taking averages for the genders.  So the average for boys at 9 weeks is higher than it was at 8 weeks...  And you'll notice mine at 9 weeks was 175 (they told me 174.42 was the average for girls at that age).  So 5 bpm different changed the result.  LOL!


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 I just did it again today using the highest heart rate i saw on my doppler and still got 

 

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My first midwife appointment isn't until next Thursday, but I'm totally going to try this out.  ;)


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i agree with willsmom that there's a 50/50 chance this is right.

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Still a girl apparently!  LOL!

 

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[url=http://www.babybpm.com][img]http://www.babybpm.com/images/girl1/23100636/.gif[/img][/url]

 

But my gut tells me it's a boy!


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I had to try again. I'm picking up on a theme here, LOL


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Mine was wrong, but hey, 50/50... 

 

Funny: I know it's a boy and when my midwife was listening to the heartbeat last week, she said it sounded like a boy. Thought that was cool. 


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First Ultrasound Said Boy

Second one said Girl


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I put in the rates for last weeks ultrasound and for the ultrasound with my last pregnancy.
My last pregnancy was a girl and the heart rate was 154 at 17 weeks,

this pregnancy is a boy and the heart rate was 164 at 16 weeks.

 

The website said the last pregnancy was a boy and this one was a girl. :p So it said the opposite of what is true. :)


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Both times I've heard baby's u/s it's said boy, and the intelligender did as well.


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I've done this three different times and all of them said BOY, and my U/S confirmed!  orngbiggrin.gif  It's still an old wives' tale, but I think it's pretty neat that it was accurate in this case, especially since I was kind of hoping for a boy...

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I also did this 3 different times and it said that I was having a boy.  We found out 2 days ago that it's a GIRL!  So much for that.  ;)


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I also did this 3 different times and it said that I was having a boy.  We found out 2 days ago that it's a GIRL!  So much for that.  ;)



Yup, same here!


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I also did the Chinese Gender Calender and a quiz on Babycenter..  All said boy.  Ha!
 

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Yup, same here!



 


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I also did the Chinese Gender Calender and a quiz on Babycenter..  All said boy.  Ha!

I just went there and did the Lunar Calendar and then went to Parenting Magazine's site and did the Chinese Gender Quiz and both said boy.  So I've got two votes for boy and one for girl.  LOL!
 

FWIW, I put in my other two children's info and it predicted both correctly!  Strange.


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My Chinese chart has said girl all 3 times so far--I'm going to use it for TTC next time, LOL!


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