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Heartbeat 160BPM - boy or girl?

I've heard that a high heartbeat rate indicates a baby girl. At my antenatal appointment this morning my little one's heartbeat was between 150-160 beats per minute so I'm thinking it's a girl. What do you think? For those of you who know the sex of your baby how fast is their heartbeat?? I love guessing games!!

Serena xxxx



  • i heard a fast heartrate was for a boy. Both my boys had heartbeats of arount 160bpm xx
  • My baby's heartbeat has always been around 150, and I'm having a boy. Just shows you never can tell! xxxxx

  • to be honest i don't think the heart rate matters i think it is another wives tale and zoe's prob says that best! as hers is a girl and is a low heart rate. they thought mine was a girl at 16 weeks gender scan but i don't know the speed of the heartbeat! they never told me at my 16 week app when she listened to it and she never wrote it down either. so i'm no hope at all! xx
  • Hi I heard the heart rate slows down later in pregnancy, not sure what my girls is now but she was about 150 around 15/16 weeks so you might be right.
    Em x
  • They definitely say boys have a faster heartbeat. I'm having a boy and his is always above 140, they say girls tend to be lower than 140.

    Hope this helps....
  • old wives tale....high heart beat =girl (over 140 bpm) low = boy (under 140 bpm). However, several people on here in the past have proved this wrong. Although its a good guessing game if you dont know!

    Apparently in the first and 2nd trimester the baby will have a high heart rate even if its a boy. Also, a babys heart beat will also vary between high and low so it really depends upon when your babys heart beat was measured as to if it fits in with the old wives tale.

    Does it say on your scans what the heart beat is, if so where? Im just curious to know what mine is! xxx

    here are some more old wives tales for fun...

    [Modified by: Bumpety Bump on April 01, 2008 09:38 PM]

    [Modified by: Bumpety Bump on April 01, 2008 09:41 PM]

  • Well with my daughter her heartbeat was always around the 160's....

    I'm having a boy this time and his heart rate is bewteen 130-140....

    so for me it works out.....
  • Hi, knp mum here, been to hospital with knp today as she is in labour (april forum for topics). We asked the midwife about this and she said they cannot tell by the heartbeat which is something we have wondered all the way through....

    Knp's mum

    Sorry to gatecrash but i need to do something until the birth of baby....... waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!

    knp mum
  • Hi, my midwife told me that she normally guessed correctly depending on how quickly or how much the heartbeat slowed down in the 2nd trimester. She did say it wasn't always 100% but normally one slowed much quicker than the other, can't for the life of me rememeber which it was though sorry!
    I know my little boys heartbeat was 163 at 12 weeks and went down to around 140 by 28 weeks.

  • When pg with dd, her bmp only went up from 140ish to 160 in the last month or so! We knew she was a girl tho or would've thought she was our 3rd boy, as my boys were always 130-140. We can but guess!
  • My midwife used to tell me steady as a train - boy and rythmic like a horse galloping - girl. She said the BPM can change but the general sound would tend to stay the same.

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  • I guess it goes to show you never can tell! It's fun guessing though! It is an old wives tale but there's a 50/50 chance it's going to be right for some mums-to-be!! xxxx

  • hi I am expecting a little girl and her heart beat at the moment is 140bpm.

    e.d.d 4th July
  • Hi im expecting a girl and her heartrate is 138bpm at the moment, i am 34+.
  • Hi im expecting a girl and her heart beat was 135bpm when i was 24 weeks and it was 148bpm last week at 29 weeks. my sons was always between 150-160. X
  • I am 32+ weeks and having a boy. His rate is 140bpm!!!
  • hi hun,i'm having a girl and her heart rate is usually betweent 130-140,hope this helps,hanna 37 1/2 wks xxx
  • I guess this is just a load of nonsense then, as some of you are having girls and the heartbeart is on the lower side and some of you are having boys and the heartbeat is higher, which contradicts what I've been told! Maybe I'm having a boy then? I guess I'll have to wait until July to see.....!! xxxx

  • I read that heart rate of below 140bpm is a boy and above 140bpm is a girl, when I measured mine it was exactly 140bpm so could be either!
  • Oh how exciting my baby is 12 weeks on saturday and i really miss all this!!!!! This is definitely the most exciting part of being pregnant the guessing of the sex. I didnt find out cus i LOVED the fact that every timesomeone saw me they would say i was definitely having a boy by the shape of me. My midwife said the horse train thing and i remember doing a similar post asking all the girls on here to put there heart rates on if they knew sex of their baby, as i secretly wanted a girl. My heart rate was or babys should i say was allways 14 0 or over and she was a girl also chineese predictor said girl and yes i had a girl!! I ran a sweep stake too where every on epayed a pound and guessed the weight and sex of baby, winner got over ??40. OOhh it makes me want another enjoy the rest of your pregnancy xxxxxx
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