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Old 06-26-2006, 07:48 PM   #9
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Re: Telling gender by the heartbeat

There is SOME truth to the tale, but not until late into the third trimester. All babies heartrates vary greatly during the first and second trimesters, ranging anywhere from 140-180 on average, and no connection between gender and heartrate. However, once well into the third trimester (especially as you near delivery) boys tend to be in the low 100's, and girls near or above 140.
Our baby's heartrate changed like the wind. One appointment it was in the 170's, the next the 140's. Never very predictable. Only now with a month to go has her heartrate consistently been about 150 (give or take).
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