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I have heard that fetal heart rate bear a relation with the gender of the baby. Less than 140 BPM indicates a boy and vice versa. How far is this true?

I have heard that fetal heart rate bear a relation with the gender of the baby. Less than 140 BPM indicates a boy and vice versa. How far is this true?

Not true.: All the indirect "signs" of fetal gender are old wive's tales; if you want to know your baby's sex, just get an ultrasound (or even blood test nowadays such as maternit21/harmony). There is no scientific proof that male fetuses have lower baseline heart-rate in comparison to females. Gender does not affect fetal heart rate variation. Oguch o, steer p. Br j obstet gynaecol. 1998 dec;105(12):1312-4. ...Read more

Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more


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6 weeks 4 days, fetal heart rate 128, should I be concerned?

6 weeks 4 days, fetal heart rate 128, should I be concerned?

No: Don't worry. That is normal for a fetus that size. As the fetus grows heart rate will come down. ...Read more

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Fetal heart rate at 8 weeks was 163 BPM but today at 9 weeks it was 144. Is this normal?

Fetal heart rate at 8 weeks was 163 BPM but today at 9 weeks it was 144. Is this normal?

Fetal heart rate: Just like us, the fetal heart rate varies from moment to moment and the baseline varies as well. The rates you present seem fine. ...Read more

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Low fetal heart rate decelerations, i'm worried!?

Low fetal heart rate decelerations, i'm worried!?

In labor?: How are you finding them? Checking at home or on a monitor in the hospital? Either way, go to your closest hospital and get checked to be sure that your baby is doing ok. Good luck! ...Read more

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Low fetal heart rate at 18 weeks. How to treat it?

Low fetal heart rate at 18 weeks. How to treat it?

No need: Baby's heart rates change all the time. Unless the baby has a heart block that is affecting its growth there is no need for treatment. Hope the info helped. Normal heart rate is around 120-160. ...Read more

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At 33 weeks fetal heart rate is 162. Is that normal?

At 33 weeks fetal heart rate is 162. Is that normal?

Yes: Normal FH rate is 120-160 with frequent accelerations > 15 points. If you listened longer, you would have heard the variability in the rate. ...Read more

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What is the normal fetal heart rate at 8wk 5days pregnant?

What is the normal fetal heart rate at 8wk 5days pregnant?

About 140-170 bpm...: At about 8 weeks 5 days the normal embryonic heart rate ranges between 140 to 170 bpm. Best wishes for a safe pregnancy and delivery to whomever this question pertains. Best of health to you, and thank you for using HealthTap! ...Read more

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What is the association between low fetal heart rate and slow growth?

What is the association between low fetal heart rate and slow growth?

Thyroid disorders.: The proper answer to your question is that typically the baseline fetal heart rate does not correlate with fetal growth. Rare scenarios where this general statement would not be accurate include severe maternal hypothyroidism or excessive intake of antithyroid medications in hyperthyroid women that subsequently affect the fetus and its growth curves. ...Read more