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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

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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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How to know the gender of my baby in 22 weeks. Im having the anamoly scan report. Is it possible to detect by fetal heart rate? Its 141bpm

How to know the gender of my baby in 22 weeks. Im having the anamoly scan report. Is it possible to detect by fetal heart rate? Its 141bpm

Rate not predictive : An ultrasound can show male anatomy if the technician is able to find it. A scan to the level that would find anomalies should find gender. Heart rate/string test/etc. Are all fables & not accurate predictors of anything. ...Read more

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What causes low fetal heart rate?

What causes low fetal heart rate?

Many causes.: Bradyarrhythmias (heart block, hypothyroidism, drugs) can lower the fetal heart rate persistently, however the most common reason is cord or placental accidents that threaten the fetal well-being. Your obstetrician and/or perinatologist should be able to help you avoid this problem. ...Read more

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What is the normal fetal heart rate at 11 weeks?

What is the normal fetal heart rate at 11 weeks?

Varies: The normal fetal heart rate at 11 weeks gestation could be anywhere from 110 to 170 beats per minute. ...Read more

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What is the average fetal heart rate at 6 weeks?

What is the average fetal heart rate at 6 weeks?

Fetal heart rate: When the fetal heart rate is first seen by ultrasound it ranges from 100 - 120 bpm. The normal range later in pregnancy is 120 - 160. With fetal movement it is even higher. ...Read more

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Is a fetal heart rate of 189 too high at 7 weeks?

Is a fetal heart rate of 189 too high at 7 weeks?

Need rate and rhythm: At about 5 weeks the fetal heart is about the same as the mothers ( less than 100bpm) . By 9-10 weeks the fetal heart rate averages about 175bpm. The fetus may have been under some distress or this may be normal. I would have it checked again at earliest convenience. A uterine U/S can show if the fetal blood supply is adequate. ...Read more

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What is a non-reassuring fetal heart rate tracing?

What is a non-reassuring fetal heart rate tracing?

Babies tell us a lot: Monitoring a fetus by fetal hr, ultrasound or the expectant woman's perception of activity is important. No one test can tell us everything we need to know, but together they can tell us which babies might be better off delivered. If a baby is near term and the testing is worrisome then obstetric specialists or subspecialists might deliver. But conditions can change. Plus every case is different. ...Read more

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What does low baseline for fetal heart rate indicate?

What does low baseline for fetal heart rate indicate?

Low baseline FHR: Low fetal baseline heart rates are usually diagnosed when the rate drops below 120 beats per minute consistently and stays there. sometimes it is temporary, and sometimes it represents a fetal oxygenation problem. Ask your OB MD, who knows your care, what it exactly means in your case. ...Read more

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I was wondering what does fetal heart rate anomaly mean?

I was wondering what does fetal heart rate anomaly mean?

Anomaly: Can't tell you what the person meant who produced what you are quoting but an anomaly in general is an abnormality. ...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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What is the definition or description of: abnormal fetal heart rate?

What is the definition or description of: abnormal fetal heart rate?

<110, or >160 bpm.: After the first trimester, the fetal heart rate should fluctuate between 110-160 beats per minute. Arrhythmias (skipped beats, tachy-/brady-arrhythmias) account for most pre-labor abnormal heart rates. Intrapartum fetal heart rate depends on fetal oxygenation and placental perfusion and is used to prevent death of brain injury during labor. Decelerations may be early, variable or late. ...Read more

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What is the likely explanation for low fetal heart rate during pushing?

What is the likely explanation for low fetal heart rate during pushing?

Head compression.: Typically, the fetal heart rate decreases episodically with contractions during the pushing stage of labor as the fetal head is compressed and rapidly descends in the birth canal. Head compression causes a parasympathetic neural discharge that slows the heart rate as long as the intracranial pressure continues. Other causes: cord compression, placental failure can also occur. ...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?

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