I'm planning a homebirth and seeing a midwife in conjunction with my back-up OB. I'm 34 weeks pregnant, and last night my midwife asked me if I was sure I was having a girl (I had an ultra sound at 30 weeks). She said that if she didn't know any better, she'd think we were having a boy because every visit the baby's heart rate has been in the 120s or 130s consistently. I showed her the ultra sound photo and she said it did look like a girl, but she was definitely going to check the gender right away when the baby comes out because she's so curious.
What do you think? Do you think you can really predict gender based on heart rate? (Consistently above 140 a girl, consistently below 140 a boy)
I'd be happy either way, boy or girl, just curious.
Well, I wouldn't put any money on that, cause my little boy has consistently had a hb well above 140 (high 160 to low 170). And there's no mistaking that he's a boy. If the u/s looks like a girl, then I'm sure she is, regardless of what her heart rate might be.
In my case it correlated. My boys were way slower this one which is a girl was way faster. I do not think it has statistical significance though.
After 2 boys and 3 girls my vote is no.
Mine have never been consistent. My oldest boy (160) was realy fast, my DD was slower (135), my last 2 boys and this boy are right in the middle (140-150).
I vote no - not for mine. However, it did correlate with their activity level! Spot on every time.
Despite the heartrate indicating a girl baby, I'm either having a boy or a girl with a clitoris like a banana.
Nah I had two higher heartrate boys. my daughter was high too though.
only one of my boys was consistantly low.
I asked my midwife the same question. My little one has always had a heart rate from 125-140. She said in her experience the heart rate during pregnancy didn't indicate gender reliably, but, the heart rate during labor was much more accurate.
I don't know what gender my little one is, we are hoping for a boy. This is a really active baby, so maybe a boy?
I don't think you can.
Both my DD and now my DS have had the same heartbeats (130 bpm) during pregnancy.
I read that that is an old wives tale. I wouldn't put any trust in the heart rate predicting gender.
Research says no, it's not an indicator.