Midwife prediction of gender - heartbeat I had my 4 monthly check up today with my midwife & she listened to the baby's heartbeat and is predicting it to be a girl because of the speed of the heartbeat.
During ante natal checks it is common for the midwife or obstetrician to listen for the baby’s heartbeat. But often, the umbilical cord can be heard pulsating rather than the actual heart beating. The cord makes more of a “whooshing” noise, but the heart is a clearer with a more defined sound like a steady “thump, thump”.
Science -- in the form of modern imaging technology -- is far more reliable at predicting baby's sex, but even ultrasound can't always boast 100% accuracy. Whether your ultrasound gets it right depends on a lot of factors, including how far along you are in pregnancy, the quality of the equipment, and most important, cooperation from the baby.
Now I was talking to some other pregnant women and they said usually you can determine babies gender February 2010 Babies > Can a baby's heartbeat midwives
There are multiple methods used to determine a baby's gender, some more reliable than others. Using fetal heart rate as a way to determine a baby's gender is based in myth, despite being believed to work for many years. Detecting Your Baby's Fetal Heart Rate. The most common way to listen to the fetal heart beat is with a hand held Doppler device.