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Can a fetus heart rate tell you the sex?

Nope! Fetal gender can be gleaned by expert sonogram by 10-14 weeks and clearly visualized thereafter, but even earlier secure diagnosis can is now possible by newer non-invasive prenatal genetic testing options (cell-free fetal dna in maternal circulation e.g. Maternit21). The range of the fetal heart rate cannot help answer the question in the absence of the above tests. Read more...

Help please? What is heart rate of a fetus?

Depends on age. The fetal heart rate changes depending of the age of the fetus. At delivery, the fetal heart rate is usually between 120-160 beats per minute. Read more...
Depends on age. The heart rate depends on in which trimester the fetus is. After the second trimester the heart rate varies between 120-180 bpm. Read more...

What does a fast heart rate indicate in a fetus?

Depends. If the fetal heart rate remains above 160 beats per minute for over 10 minutes, then fetal tachycardia is diagnosed (unless the pregnancy is in the first trimester). This can be due to maternal fever, or fetal hyperthyroidism, cardiac defect, circulatory compromise, excessive fetal activity (benign, transient), or fetal tachyarrhythmia (atrial flutter, fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia). Read more...

What could be the cause of a fast heart rate in a term fetus?

Depends. If the fetal heart rate remains above 160 beats per minute for over 10 minutes, then fetal tachycardia is diagnosed. This can be due to maternal fever, or fetal hyperthyroidism, cardiac defect, circulatory compromise, excessive fetal activity (benign, transient), cardiac failure, or fetal tachyarrhythmia (atrial flutter, fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia). Read more...

Hoping you can tell me, is heart rate of 134 at 10 weeks for fetus bad?

No. The fetal heart rate is variable during pregnancy. There are times when it is faster (sleeping), and times it can be slower (active). Check with your OB doctor about your child. Read more...

What is and what cause a slow heart rate in a fetus?

Several reasons. Normal fetal heart rates are 120-160bpm & as low as 110 at term. If lower, there are reasons that can be significant so an obstetrician should be able to evaluate these or make a referral to a high risk pregnancy specialist. Read more...