(Closed) Heart rate predicts gender- the old wives tale…

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

This rule is bogus. I am team green and our baby’s hearth rate has fluctuated the entire time. In the beginning, it was in the 180s, but then it settled into the 150s and then the 130s and then the 140s and then the 130s, etc. My OB said the baby’s heart rate will constantly be in flux based on what you eat, caffeine consumption, exercise, whether the baby is sleeping, time of day you have your appointments, etc.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

Both of my kids conformed to 2 different old wives tales. My girl’s heart rate at 5 months was 160 and my boy’s at the same gestation was 140, and I carried the girl way up high and the boy down low. I’ve seen that several studies have found no correlation at all between heart rate and gender, but in my case, the myth seemed to work. 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper

It was true for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

It was totally wrong for me. Baby’s heart rate has always been on the higher side but we’re having a boy! 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

True for me! My baby’s heart rate has always been around 150 and we’re having a girl ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

The doctor thought I would be boy due to my low heart rate, but I was a normal-weight girl (and very ”feminine” –high in female hormones, even for a girl)

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It worked for me.  Baby’s heartbeat has been in the 150’s and we just found out we are having a girl!  

I also tried the ring on a string trick and that one worked too ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Baby boy’s heart rate started in the 170s first trimester, slowed to 150s in the second trimester, and was 142 at my last appointment (33 weeks).  So, all over the place.  My doctor says it’s not unusual for the heartbeats to start out high and then slow some as baby is growing.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We were always in the upper 140’s and 150’s I believe with this baby (boy).

Post # 12
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Busy bee

Girls on average have a higher heart rate.  But that is only an average, we are all different. 

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Here’s a good summary article about this issue: http://www.livestrong.com/article/274457-gender-prediction-with-the-heart-rate/

What is boils down to is that scientific study shows no statistically significant correlation between heart rate and gender. If it worked for a person, it was coincidence, since after all a baby is just over 50% likely to be a girl anyway and just slightly less likely to be a boy, a large number of people can expect this myth to hold true for them.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn

All old wives’ tales will work about 50% of the time. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But even still, it can be fun to play with them.

Our baby has a consistently high heart rate but I’m still firmly convinced I’m going to find  boy in there. I guess we’ll see!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Boy and heart rate was 144 in first trimester.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I love all of these wives tales! Lots of fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

At 12 weeks – My little babe was at 174!   But I am pretty sure I’ve got a little man growing in there though.

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