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Galloping Horses/trains = Boy/Girl , what way round

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whensmydayoff Thu 15-Oct-09 16:17:04


A lot of nonsense I hear you cry!
Had 28 week midwife appointment today. When she listened to the heartbeat (which I have never before thought about) It sounded exactly like a galloping horse, infact it sounded like someone was clicking coconuts together!
It made me think, ooh what does that mean again.
I have one DS and this is my 2nd PG and it sounded so loud and funny I couldn't help wondering about it.
Indulge my stupidity!

haggisaggis Thu 15-Oct-09 16:19:07

THink it's meant to be trains for boys and horses for girls BUT when I was expecting dd her heartbeat sounded exactly like a train right up to the delivery room when it changed to a galloping horse!

whensmydayoff Thu 15-Oct-09 16:25:57

Ha, Just to confuse you.
I just can't remember ever hearing a heartbeat like that before.

blushes Thu 15-Oct-09 17:53:42

I was expecting horses or trains or similar... but honestly, to me it simply sounds like a fast heartbeat! (I'm having a girl, if that helps...)

Issy42 Thu 15-Oct-09 18:03:03

I'm having a girl and I commented at the time that hers sounded like a suitcase being wheeled along the pavement, so I guess that would be train-like.

LackingNicknameInspiration Thu 15-Oct-09 18:22:45

MW told me train is a boy (possibly).

So I guess horse is a girl?

carrielou2007 Thu 15-Oct-09 18:36:45

How funny I wa thinking the exact same thing today with MW (also 28 weeks) as with dd it was exacty likea train. It did not sound like either today though (must be a boy to be akward I would say!!)

whensmydayoff Thu 15-Oct-09 19:31:55

carrielou when are you due? Im 6th Jan

carrielou2007 Thu 15-Oct-09 19:59:51

I'm 7th Jan

whensmydayoff Sun 18-Oct-09 16:23:40

Oh that's my mums birthday. I have been given specific instructions to have the baby on the 7th hmm!

chubbychipmonk Mon 19-Oct-09 16:34:15

When I first heard the heartbeat at 16 weeks it was a DEFINATE horse galloping sound and over 140 BPM, now when I listen on doppler at home its a definate train sound and heartbeat under 140 BPM . .but am 31 weeks now. Does the heartbeat slow down as baby gets bigger I wonder? . . and is there any truth in over 140 = girl under 140 = boy??

sonsmum Tue 20-Oct-09 20:02:29

I saw a top fertility consultant due to having chicken pox at 8-9 weeks, and asked her about the 'myth' of whether heart beat indicated gender.....she said she has conducted studies looking at heart beat rate, morning sickness presence, severity of morning sickness, shape of bump etc etc.....and basically said there is no statistical significance to the myths whatsoever.....
You can't tell what you have unless you find out at a scan.
The only info she could offer on the heartbeat was that if it is slow, chances are baby is asleep...and when faster baby is awake.
Am sure i have shattered some illusions, blush

maybebaby23 Tue 20-Oct-09 20:42:13

I had my appointment with the midwife today (30 weeks) and she said about the train/horse thing..when we listened it definately sounded like a galloping horse, same as last time with DD. This baby is a girl too..

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