Just had a mw appointment and when she did thebabys heart rate she asked if we knew what we where having, I said no as we wanted a surprise and she told me it's a girl's heart rate. Does she not get the word surprise! How reliable is heart rate for sexing? I'm feeling really miffed at her for even hinting at a certain sex.
She will have meant it as a conversation point, not as a definite conclusion! It's a theory, that's all. My MW also liked guessing the sex of my babies - it's fun! I certainly never got offended by it.
Don't be pissed off with her, she's just chatting to you. She knows as well as the next person that heart rates aren't a reliable indicator of sex any more than the shape of your bump or what you're craving. It's an old wives' tale like any other.
Just ignore her, until you see the babys genitals it is just speculation, especially when she's just going on a heartbeat. (Which can be affected by all sorts of things, how active baby is at the time, what you've just eaten/drank etc).
Just wait for the "ooh you have a boy/girl shaped bump"
Oh! Haha I thought she might actually be able to tell. Didn't realise it was just an old wives tale (blush) I don't mind if it's a boy or a girl but iv gotton this far without knowing and I'd like to keep it that way
DP & I studied all the old wives tales & (almost) everything pointed to BOY. Then we found out its a girl! So as the others have said, the heartbeat theory is rubbish. And before we knew we were finding out the sex of the baby, when we thought we wanted a surprise, EVERYONE had their opinion on boy/girl & it really got on my nerves. Just smile sweetly til you can get away from them heehee