One couple from New York got the surprise of a lifetime when they found out they were pregnant… thanks to a Fitbit.
The crazy story begins a few months back, when a man named David and his wife started trying to make a baby.
For Christmas, David bought himself a Fitbit, hoping to shed a few pounds in the New Year (maybe in the hopes that doing so would up the sexy time). Soon after, his wife, Ivonne, was interested in a Fitbit too.
Shortly after starting to use the Fitbit, Ivonne noticed the device was showing her heart rate to be elevated almost all the time. While the normal resting heart rate ranges between 60 and 100 beats per minute, Ivonne's was climbing as high as 110.
Oddly, she wasn't burning more calories than normal, meaning she wasn't unknowingly increasing her activity level.
After asking her husband to take a look at the Fitbit, David took to Reddit to see if any users had similar problems and if there was an easy way to reset the tracking device.
Quickly, fitness enthusiasts started responding, offering possible reasons as to why his wife's heart rate may be elevated. One Reddit user posted a peculiar question:
Has she experienced anything really stressful in the last few days or is it a possibility she is pregnant?
After a pregnancy test, David and Ivonne discovered she was, in fact, pregnant. David returned to the Reddit thread to write,
Thank you all for your overwhelming support! Its been awesome to read all the comments and well wishes, even the comments questioning whether I am in fact the father (gotta have a sense of humor on here, right?). I just wanted to say this is indeed real, I do not work for Fitbit, this is not guerrilla marketing. This is real, the fear is real, the excitement is very real! I am a regular guy who was just looking for the communities help with his wife's technology issue…Little did i know I got a lot more than I bargained for! Now I'm a regular guy who is preparing to have his first child brought into the world, god willing, in Oct 2016.
Congrats, David and Ivonne!