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Was the old wives tale true with you?

The old wives tale about the heart rate ... if its 140 or lower its a boy ... 140 or higher girl!!

i want to see if it proved true with you!!

Today my ultrasound baby heart rate is 186 bpm
i really want another boy but everyone is saying by heart rate its a girl! .. but i dunno i dont really believe it!

Was it true for you?

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Asked by MalachisMommy06 at 10:46 PM on Dec. 10, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • No it wasn't.

    My first two were both "girl heart rates". In fact they go lower after each child. My oldest was in the 180's and she was a girl. My middle was about 165 and she was a girl. My youngest was 130s and Dr even said "oh that's a boys heart rate" but ya know...she's another vag in the house. So no, I can't say it works out that way every time.

    Answer by munch12502 at 10:48 PM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • I dont' think that's a wives tale. i had never heard of it until my doctor told me about it. i don't know about my son's heart beat, but my daughter was about 165, so i guess so

    Answer by armywife43 at 10:48 PM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • Nope, it's not true. My son's heart rate was all over the place, sometimes it was low, other's it was high and so was my daughter's.

    Answer by Paesana82 at 10:50 PM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • I had to be hooked up to the fetal heartbeat monitor twice a week for the last 4 weeks of my pregnancy. His heartrate was average about 135-140 but when he moved it would go up as high as 160. I noticed it also depended on the day. Someday's his average was 150. And I had a boy..

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 10:51 PM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • yes it was true for both of my son was low and my daughter was high

    Answer by momof1.5 at 11:26 PM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • Yup. I had a girl heart rate and I had a baby girl!
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    Answer by Cafe Suzanne at 11:36 PM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • Nope, my son's was mostly in the 150's or high 140's never any lower until labor.

    Answer by nerdyma7 at 12:09 AM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • i had a girl and her heartrate was always in the 160's

    Answer by lmaines22 at 12:18 AM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • Nope my sons was well above 160 all threw out my pregnancy!

    Answer by SweetPoison at 12:23 AM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • My daughter was always in the 140s, as was my second boy, but my first boy was 160.

    Answer by 3maniacsmom at 9:46 AM on Dec. 11, 2008

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