When Ivonne Trinidad couldn’t understand why her FitBit was acting funny, as she noticed her average heart beat kept rising several days, her husband — hoping he wouldn’t have to replace a defective device and “wanting to save the day”, took to Reddit to crowdsource a solution. He wrote: “My wife’s Fitbit is showing her heartbeat being consistently high over the last few days… I’m not sure if something is wrong with the sensor.”
While several people offered up plausible explanations for the issue, there was one comment specifically that caught his eye: “Has she experienced anything really stressful in the last few days or is it a possibility she is pregnant?” Later that night, the couple — who had recently started trying to become parents for the first time — picked up 10 pregnancy tests, which all came back positive. After seeing a doctor, the happy couple discovered she was five weeks pregnant and in good health. Jennifer Shu, a paediatrician, explained to CNN that a rising heart rate can be an indicator for a pregnancy, as “the woman’s heart has to work harder to supply blood to the uterus.”
The proud dad-to-be later took to Reddit to thank everyone for their “overwhelming support”, writing: “I am a regular guy who was just looking for the communities help with his wife’s technology issue (we’ve all been there, right?). 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.”
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