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Husband notices wife’s Fitbit acting strange — the reason was a huge surprise

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Posted at 4:14 PM, Feb 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-11 10:07:38-05

NEW YORK - We have heard of many ways to find out if you may be pregnant but this is a new one, even for us.

A New York City couple said they found out they were expecting thanks to some odd information from a Fitbit.

David told BuzzFeed he had two goals this new year; to get in shape and try to have a baby with his wife, Ivonne.

Not necessarily in that order.

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For his goal to get in shape, he got a Fitbit and soon after, his wife decided to get one too.

BuzzFeed said soon after his wife got the device, it started showing information she didn't think was right.

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She said the Fitbit was recording her resting heart rate at a high range, sometimes up to 110 beats a minute.

The Mayo Clinic said a normal resting heart rate for an adult is about 60 to 100 beats a minute.

David decided to post a question about it on Reddit to see if anyone else had this issue.

Courtesy: YoungPTone on Reddit via Buzzfeed

Courtesy: YoungPTone on Reddit via Buzzfeed

The Reddit forum had some pretty good advice about what could be causing that.

One post in particular got David's attention.

It asked if Ivonne had recently been through a rather stressful experience or was it possible she could be pregnant.

David told his wife what he had read online, she took a pregnancy test and it was positive.

“We were both obviously very surprised, very happy,” he told BuzzFeed.

David said he and his wife are very excited about the news and appreciate all the positive feedback they have been getting on Reddit.

The couple only wanted to use their first names because they’re only one month into the pregnancy and haven’t told many family or friends yet.

See the full story from BuzzFeed here.

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