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Does heart rate really mean anything about gender?

Posted by on Mar. 4, 2014 at 11:33 PM
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I'm curious. Have any of you been right about the gender of your baby because of the heart rate. Yesterday I got my ultrasound. I am 8 weeks and I heard the heart beat. It was 167 beats per minute. Did any of you with girls have higher heart rates? 

by on Mar. 4, 2014 at 11:33 PM
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Luvmy2babies22
by Gold Member on Mar. 4, 2014 at 11:37 PM
Some people swear by it but there's no science behind it. All babies start out pretty high. As you get further along it'll depend on what baby is doing when checkEd. Obviously if you check while they are sleeping, it'll be lower than if you just had some juice and they are bouncing off the walls. This baby fluctuates from the 130s to the 170s. Gender is a surprise. I have one of each already and they always averaged around 150.
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srm8824
by Bronze Member on Mar. 4, 2014 at 11:38 PM
I don't think it really does. Heart rate only matters in regards to gestation not gender.
srm8824
by Bronze Member on Mar. 4, 2014 at 11:39 PM
Oh and that's a good/normal heart rate for 8 weeks. My son and this baby (girl) were both in the 160's around 8 weeks gestation.
NoraDun
by Platinum Member on Mar. 4, 2014 at 11:42 PM

Not in my experience!

mommy211983
by Bronze Member on Mar. 4, 2014 at 11:43 PM
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It doesn't. The heart rate can depend on many things. And none of those is gender.
SimplyEnchanted
by Bronze Member on Mar. 4, 2014 at 11:45 PM

At 10 weeks my daughter's heart rate was 140 and it stayed in the 140s and towards the end it dipped in the 130s.


All of my girls really just varied. I have 6 girls and some were high, some were low so obviously heart rate doesn't mean a thing.

doulala
by Emerald Member on Mar. 4, 2014 at 11:49 PM


Quoting mommy211983:

It doesn't. The heart rate can depend on many things. And none of those is gender.

This is what I read, too.




Pandapanda
by Cafe Panda on Mar. 5, 2014 at 12:35 AM
My son was 160+, my daughters were in the 140s.
Music5150
by Member on Mar. 5, 2014 at 12:40 AM

At 10weeks the heart rate was at 173 and I have appointment Thursday to hear the heartbeat...I will be 14 weeks and 2 days. :) we will see. They "say" a higher heart rate is a girl and a lower heart rate is a boy...like 140+=Girl 140 and below is boy...but personally I don't think that's true. I think every baby is different. Plus a lot of people have a baby with a high heart rate and it ends up being a boy or a low heart rate and it's a girl. :)

samsanders
by Samantha on Mar. 5, 2014 at 12:51 AM
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My baby boy's heart rate was 167 at 7, 9, and 12 weeks. And then stayed at about 145-155 the rest of my pregnancy.
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