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Okay I forget about my kids hr...I am forgetting so much about their births its funny...I remember one's length...and even then I am sure if I looked it up I could be wrong...none of them I remember the time anymore..total pregnancy brain..<br><br>
so here I am 155 bpm midwife says GIRL...<br>
any thoughts?<br>
I know its a wives tale of sorts...with some small basis in science but she's got grey hair and is a grandma and has been delivering babies for eons....
 

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Well I'm hoping it's right because I'm in the same boat! My 2 boys heartrates were in the 120's and 130's. This little baby has been in the 150's this whole pregnancy. I hope that means girl!
 

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155 is the lowest so far...a girl would be neat...I got my girl name picked out...but I was expecting a boy!
 

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For multiple reasons we thought our DS was a girl...but found out thru the u/s that he is a boy. His heartrate was always on the higher end throughout my pregnancy....so no, no way to really tell from the heartrate.
 

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My son's heartbeat was higher than my daughter's (for weeks) the entire time I was pregnant with him. I don't believe in the heart rates being 'telling.'
 

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u/s on friday and I'll be like 21plus weeks or something at that point...<br>
suspense is killing me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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MW and I were <i>sure</i> my baby was a boy, it just felt that way. Baby had a "girl heart rate" and one other old wives' tale indicator of female-ness, though, and at 24 weeks I finally broke down and got an ultrasound, which confirmed girl. I still have boy names pop into my head sometimes, though, and I have a few weeks before we can confirm it 100%.
 

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Our heart rates were:<br><br>
daughter 1 - 130 bpm.<br>
daughter 2 - 160 bpm.<br>
daughter 3 - 140 bpm.<br><br><br>
I don't think heart rate is a clear indicator of gender, based soley on my own experience.
 

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well the wives tell is the higher it is the more it will be a girl but not too sure.<br><br>
i have a bit of a worry the hr has been 160 since the begining now it 142 any thoughts im not if thats ok<br>
the nurse said its ok but i dont feel right about it
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">well the wives tell is the higher it is the more it will be a girl but not too sure.<br><br>
i have a bit of a worry the hr has been 160 since the begining now it 142 any thoughts im not if thats ok<br>
the nurse said its ok but i dont feel right about it</div>
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What don't you feel right about? Do you feel something may be wrong because the heart rate has gone down? I think that is what my son's was like. In the 160's but then eventually, after the 20wk u/s and finding out it was a boy, went down to the 140's. That heart rate is perfectly normal, though I don't want to tell you to ignore your true gut instincts either.
 

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I was born in 1975 and according to my heart rate the doctor said I was supposed to be a boy. My parents already had two boys, and so they were surprised and delighted when I came out as a Kristen instead of the Christopher they had been expecting. Dad got to tell the story at my wedding, when I married a man named Christopher, so they eventually got their son named Christopher, just 29 years later.<br><br>
As far as I am concerned heart rate is not a reliable predictor of sex in the unborn.
 

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hmmm 155 is kinda in the middle.<br><br>
My ds was in the 140's, my dd was in the 160's, this baby (I think it is a boy for several reasons) is always in the 140's.<br><br>
If its not based on gender, it could also be based on personality. My ds is so laid back and cool and calm and my dd is the hyper, constantly moving type of kid.
 

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Previous dd was always in the 140s/150s and this one is always in the 130s/140s. I hopefully will find out for sure sometime this month that it's another girl!
 

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We found out at the u/s on the 7th that our steady little 152-155 HB was our 3rd boy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> I don't think the old wives tale is reliable, but it is fun <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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For all four of my mom's pregnancies, the doctors predicted that we would all be boys because of our high heart rate. All 4 of us are girls.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i have a bit of a worry the hr has been 160 since the begining now it 142 any thoughts im not if thats ok<br>
the nurse said its ok but i dont feel right about it</div>
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I think the heartrate can drop a little as the pregnancy progresses. I know my baby's has dropped from the 160s to the 150s.<br><br>
I think the wives tale has a 50% chance of being correct <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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do the needle on a string test. My aunt has done it over 20 times on women and was only wrong once! I did it for my friend and I was right both times and I was right about my pregnancy!!<br><br>
It's fun and I hear that it has to do with magnetics in the body. So maybe it's one of those old wives tales that can be uncovered as fact! hehe
 
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