Mum-to-be's Fitbit knew she was pregnant before she did.

A New York couple have discovered they are expecting a child – all thanks to the wife’s Fitbit.

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The pair had noticed unusual data on the woman's device, and so the husband turned to Reddit to ask for advice or any explanation, assuming it was simply a technical glitch.

He wrote:

My wife's Fitbit is showing her heartbeat being consistently high over the last few days. Two days ago, a somewhat normal day, she logged 10 hours in the fat burning zone, which I would think to be impossible based on her activity level. Also her calories burned do seem accurate. I would imagine if she was in the the fat burning zone she would burn a ton of calories, so it's not lining up.

I'm not sure if something is wrong with the sensor. Is there a way to reset or recalibrate the device? I'd like to try that before I contact customer service about a possible replacement.

Reddit user Thatwasunpleasant offered some advice, posting: "Has she experienced anything really stressful in the last few days or is it a possibility she is pregnant?"


Within a few days, the husband responded, confirming that yes, his wife was expecting.

Reddit users were quick to congratulate the parents-to-be, with Thatwasunpleasant posting "I was right! Holy crap, a Reddit first for me! Congratulations!"

And what about after birth, the reactions to mums and non-mums seeing placenta is hilarious...

The elated dad-to-be also told Buzzfeed he was excited by the news.

“It’s definitely a great story to tell the baby one day about how it happened," he said.

So there you go, ladies - your Fitbit might just replace the good old wee on a stick pregnancy tests...

How did you find out you were pregnant?