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17.1 midwife predicts girl from heart rate

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tigger8 Tue 03-Jun-14 14:35:00

Is this true? Baby's heart rate was 150-160...she said she thought it was a girl based on this and she is usually 70 per cent accurate!! Thoughts, please.

ChicaMomma Tue 03-Jun-14 15:08:24

Mine was 180 at the 20 week scan, and it's a boy. So No. My consultant said it's only relevant in the last month, not in the first 36 weeks!

lucyfluff Tue 03-Jun-14 15:11:16

No! mine has been over 150 since 16wks and its a boy grin

haggisaggis Tue 03-Jun-14 15:11:24

My midwife predicted a boy right through my pregnancy on basis it sounded like a steam train - fast forward to delivery room when I remember thinking that heart beat sounded like galloping horses - and out popped dd!

squizita Tue 03-Jun-14 15:25:41

I've heard the same as Chica that it's close to birth the change becomes apparent, before then there is so much space for overlap it's unreliable.

karigan Tue 03-Jun-14 22:37:43

I asked my midwife about the heart rate theory and she said it was complete rubbish.

onestepbeyond Tue 03-Jun-14 22:39:30

My midwife predicted a boy from the heart rate both times - i have 2 dds!

LittlePeaPod Wed 04-Jun-14 07:47:50

hmm Utter rubbish.. Why would a professional MW peddle such utter rubbish? Unbelievable. Sorry Op your MW is been ridiculous!

mousmous Wed 04-Jun-14 07:52:56

it's a myth.
a gypsy predicted dc's gender and was right. but the chance was about 50/50

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