April 1st also known as April Fool’s Day is almost here and it’s the day everyone unleashes their best and funniest pranks on their friends and family.
While it’s a day of fun and laughter for many, for others, it’s a very sensitive and upsetting day.
Why? Because some people actually think it’s funny to fake being pregnant but here’s a little PSA… it’s not.
Let me say it louder for the people in the back…
FAKING BEING PREGNANT IS NOT FUNNY.
Not today on April Fool’s Day.
While you may think you are just faking out your significant other on a harmless joke, it’s far from harmless.
In fact, for the millions of women who may see that fake pregnancy announcement via social media, it’s a hurtful reminder of a tragic event they have experienced in their life.
There are 6 million women in the U.S. alone that struggle with fertility.
It’s hurtful for women who try so hard to conceive but can’t.
It’s hurtful for women who experienced pregnancy loss.
It’s hurtful for families who have lost a child.
It’s just not funny.
As someone who struggled with every pregnancy I had and also miscarried in the 2nd trimester, I know what the pain of trying to conceive is and the pain of losing a pregnancy too.
April Fool’s Day can be fun and filled with laughter but you could also be the reason someone’s day is awful so please, just don’t.
I promise you can live without a pregnancy “prank” and there are tons of other hilarious and fun pranks out there to try.
So, please, I beg you, do not fake being pregnant to get a few minutes of laughter. But if you insist on doing it, please keep it to yourself and don’t post it for the world to see.