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Just for fun - Baby's heart beat at 16 weeks

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sepa Tue 27-Oct-15 12:19:35

Just seen in my notes that baby's heart beat at 16 weeks was 136bpm. Old wives tales suggests a boy. We are not finding out the sex so another 20 weeks wait for us (currently 20 weeks)

What was your baby's heart beat at 16 weeks and did the old wives tale over 140bpm for a girl and under 140bpm for a boy work for your baby?

Nousername2015 Tue 27-Oct-15 12:46:02

Sorry to burst the bubble but I had 148 and am expecting a boy! Also had bad ms and developed a sweet tooth which both suggested girl but we've had it confirmed at 2 scans that it's a boy!

Junosmum Tue 27-Oct-15 13:10:11

Midwife told me this too when the heart beat was 130bpm, but when I checked my notes, the previous time it had been 156bpm, which is a 'girls' heartbeat (supposedly). So I have no idea.

MaryEllen1 Tue 27-Oct-15 13:23:38

I'm 22 weeks and am having a boy heartbeat last time checked was 150bpm, I think I read somewhere that it varies up and down anyway so all depends what the baby is up to when they take the reading

ThePug Tue 27-Oct-15 13:26:05

Mine was bang on 140 bpm at 16 weeks so gave us no clues. Had my 20w scan on Friday and........it's a boy! This fits with me having zero sickness and craving cheese/salty foods. Bump seems to be low and all out front too. On the other hand, the nub on 12w scan was definitely straight (but did have some 'thickening' at the end which apparently indicates boy) and his skull is round not angular.

sepa Tue 27-Oct-15 14:05:04

I'm not really 'craving' any foods at the moment so can't use that for a wives tale thlgrin

Everythinggettingbigger Tue 27-Oct-15 14:47:16

my DS heartbeat always suggested girl, that was wrong! Do you think the food cravings are an indication for anything? DS I craved anything juicy and fruity in the first trimester, this time (9 weeks) I have done nothing but crave carbs and salty food!

maybebabybee Tue 27-Oct-15 14:49:08

Mine is massively high (around 160bpm at 20 weeks) and is a very definite boy!

maybebabybee Tue 27-Oct-15 14:49:44

Oh also, I had loads of sickness and craved sweet things, so all old wives' tales were bollocks for me

SmileAndNod Tue 27-Oct-15 14:50:40

DC1 130 bpm pretty much all the way through - boy
DC2 140 every time when taken - girl
DC3 varied between 140 - 148 - girl

Midwives correctly predicted sex every time!

5madthings Tue 27-Oct-15 14:52:31

I just had 16 wks app, heartbeat was 150 but midwife said whilst nearer to the end of pregnancy the heartbeat can indicate boy or girl that it doesn't work early on in pregnancy....

I don't know what I am having and won't be finding out.

ALR123 Tue 27-Oct-15 19:47:15

I'm 29 weeks gone now and we haven't found out the sex, but baby's heart beat has always varied between 125-165! So I definitely can't use this theory grin

sepa Wed 28-Oct-15 07:01:53

Well seems like it really is a crappy old wives tale! Lol thlconfused

Oysterbabe Wed 28-Oct-15 07:15:14

We're not finding out either. Heartbeat was 148 at 25 week appointment. Midwife said the old wives tale was a load of rubbish.

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