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Can you determine sex by the heartbeat?

Is it a myth or is it true? Can you determine the sex of the baby by the heart beat? I had an ultrasound today with a heartbeat of 156. Just wondering?

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Asked by 1Mady at 10:12 PM on Jun. 2, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Myth.

    Answer by Melbornj at 10:13 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • myth my sons heartbeat was high then low then high again lol

    Answer by nikki8272010 at 10:14 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • Its definately a myth

    Answer by campbellb3421 at 10:16 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • I've heard that but I don't think it could be very accurate; the heart rate changes as the baby grows too so I don't see how that could be accurate

    Answer by elizabiza at 10:17 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • It has more to do with baby's activity level and mom's physical state.

    Both of mine were consistently in the 150-160 range. One boy, one girl.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 10:25 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • myth.

    Answer by MommyYeoman at 10:27 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • I didn't want to know the sex of our first child until the doctor said "it's a ----"
    But the nurses while I was in labor kept says, oh it sounds like a girl - I was so upset.
    And they were correct.

    Answer by SassySue123 at 10:33 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • Old wives' tale.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:53 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • They can detect a difference while in labour- but not before.

    Answer by kit_manson at 9:27 AM on Jun. 3, 2011

  • Myth. With only two choices you have a 50/50 of being correct though. Decent odds.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 9:28 AM on Jun. 3, 2011

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