No, the heart rate cannot predict the sex of your baby. There are lots of old wives’ tales surrounding pregnancy. You may have heard that your baby’s heart rate can predict their sex as early Author: Ashley Marcin. A normal heart rate for an unborn baby is between 120 and 160 beats per minute, according to Dr. Larissa Hirsch writing for the KidsHealth website. According to myth, a woman is likely having a girl if her baby's heart rate is 140 bpm or faster, and a heart rate lower than 140 bpm signals a boy.
And interestingly, this is what happened when they were looking for a correlation between fetal heart rate and gender. What was found instead was that there is a change in baby heart rate according to their gestational age. As the baby matures, the heart rate adjusts to its size. Likewise, the more active the baby, the higher their heart rate. How to Determine Baby Gender From the Heart Rate. The heart is one of the first organs to develop in early pregnancy, and listening to your unborn baby’s heartbeat is one of the first exciting moments as a parent. While you’re listening to those tiny thuds, it might be tempting to read a prediction of your baby.
After measuring 10,000 fetal heart rates, and following up to find out the baby's gender at birth, it was clear that there was no correlation between the baby's heart rate at any point throughout pregnancy with the baby's sex. The study did find a relationship between the baby's heart rate and gestational age (weeks of pregnancy). Predicting Your Baby's Sex. How well can rings, dreams, or countenance foretell boy or girl? Some people swear by old wives' tales as foolproof methods for pregnancy prognostication.
Nothing to it. According to my ob, there's a range for heart rate that is considered healthy. Where your baby falls within that range has nothing to do with gender. I had an ultrasound at 10 wks. with baby #2. I remember a heart rate of 160 bpm. It was a boy. This may be old. but I looked at all of. well I am on my third baby..My first child which is a boy had a heart beat of 140-150, My second child which is a girl had a heart beat of 160-170. I am 12 weeks along and this baby's heart beat has been between 142-156 so I am at a complete lost as to what gender my third baby is.
Sometimes, knowing the sex of the unborn baby is desired for medical purposes. For example, when a specific genetic disease runs in the family and is gender specific. That said, most of the time, people wish to know out of pure curiosity.