Updated: Nov 22, 2022
Can my twins’ heartbeats predict their sexes?
Have you heard the old wives’ tale that a faster heart rate means a girl while a slower rate means a boy? Wouldn’t that be awesome? Especially for Di-Di (fraternal twin) parents who are eager to find out if it’s two of the same sex or one of each. Well, we hate to burst your bubble, but research shows that there is no evidence to support this myth.
A few studies have attempted to find a link between heart rate and sex but have yet to find a correlation. Unfortunately, this myth persists, along with many others that claim to predict the sex of an unborn baby. Other than the sound of healthy hearts, don’t expect to garner any more information about your twins from their heartbeats.
Get Ready to Hear Those Sweet Heartbeats
Twin pregnancy comes with many mixed emotions, often including worry and excitement. You can look forward to hearing your babies’ heartbeats with a Doppler during your (many) check-ups. This not only offers valuable reassurance but it can help you bond with your babies. You might consider recording it with your phone to share with family or your partner, but be sure to get your doctor’s permission first. Now that you know what to expect, get ready for the sweetest sounds you’ll ever hear!