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I'm only 8 weeks and the Fetal Heart beat is 174bpm is it a boy or girl?

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Asked by kentuckyprinces at 7:05 PM on Oct. 9, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • The Wives Tale says it's a girl but it's not accurate, so don't get your hopes up.

    Answer by amydh at 7:14 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • its really an old wives tale but its fun. i think the faster it is (like over 120) makes it a girl and the slower ( under 120) makes it a boy. but my kids heartbeat was 160ish so i was hoping it was a girl and it turned out to be a boy. so play wit it have fun but dont let it get your hopes up

    Answer by kstarr87 at 7:16 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • Its a wivestale don't go by the heart rate or how you carry your child I had a boy July 07 her heartrate all through pregnancy was 140 I am now due in January with a girl her heart rate is 143

    My best friend who is due around the same time she first had a boy all through her pregnancy his heart rate was 140 now she is having another boy and his heart rate is 167

    Answer by Married2theBest at 7:17 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • i had a girl when the heart rate was in the 174

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:23 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • It's a wives tale. Mine was really high like that for a while and people were saying I was having a girl...I had a boy.

    Answer by TiffanyLove18 at 7:39 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • It's a human. Any info beyond that won't come from the heartbeat.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:35 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • mine is in the 140s and its a girl. my sons was 160s and he was a boy. you really cannot tell by the heartbeat. you will have to wait til your u/s at around 20 wks.

    Answer by edgpag at 8:46 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • I was told if heart rate high its a girl!

    Answer by UkranianMOMMY at 9:30 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • its too soon to even tell if it is a boy or girl. Its not until week 15 that its apparent on a fetus and generally cant be viewed until around week 17 or later

    Answer by humaniterian87 at 10:09 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • Girls are generally higher, but my OB told me that in the very beginning, all babies heart rates are high so you can't tell.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:52 AM on Oct. 10, 2008

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