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David Trinidad was just being a thoughtful husband when he posted an innocent question about his wife's malfunctioning Fitbit online. He had no idea that in just a few days his entire life would change.
When David's wife Ivonne's Fitbit started showing consistently elevated heart rates, the New York couple just assumed the watch was acting up. So what's a 34-year-old man to do but ask the ultimate Internet forum, Reddit, what they thought the issue might be?
"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," he posted.
As expected, dozens of people replied, but one poster in particular asked an especially illuminating question: "Has she experienced anything really stressful in the last few days or is it a possibility she is pregnant?"
Indeed, the couple had been trying to get pregnant for several months and David realized that pregnancy was a high possibility. And, lo and behold, an elevated heart rate is a common symptom of pregnancy as the woman's heart was pumping harder to supply enough blood to the uterus.
The nervous couple immediately picked up 10 pregnancy tests—all of which came back with big fat positives. When he learned he was going to be a father, David shares with CNN that he felt "very scared and very excited."
As to why he posted a question on the Internet at all, David keeps it real, "Honestly, I was hoping for a solution so I wouldn't have to go through the hassle of replacing the defective device. A part of me also wanted to save the day, as husbands love to do."
And thanks to the infinitely useful powers of the Internet, he totally did.