Woman Explains Why It’s Not Funny To Use The Pregnancy Joke For April Fool’s Day
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It’s April 1st, so you know what day it is. It’s the day you have to be careful of every single thing you are told today. Anyone could be pulling a prank on you and you’d be deep in it before you even realize it. But Kayla Lee Welch wants to remind people of something important before you pull off a joke on a sensitive topic.
One of the most common prank used by women is the pregnancy news. They’d use the social media to announce their pregnancy, some may even go as far as posting a fake sonogram or pregnancy test result. Only to end the day by telling people that they’d pull one under them.
This idea is not entirely evil. They’re in it for the laugh.
There are a lot of people who’ve done this and one of them was Justin and Hailey Bieber last year. They went as far as taking pictures with doctors and even posted a fake sonogram. It all ended when Justin posted a puppy picture and called it a prank.
It’s all fun, until it hurts those who couldn’t get pregnant.
Visibly crying, Kayla began her post, “This is why your April fools joke isn’t funny.”
“This is why it’s not funny to lie and joke about being pregnant.
This is what it looks like to have a miscarriage.”
Kayla told her story, “A week ago today I started spotting. I convinced myself it was normal because I did it with Keegan. This time it wasn’t.”
“I avoid laying down to go to sleep because as soon as I hit the bed I’m alone with all of my thoughts. My brain has finally stopped distracting itself from the one thing breaking my heart. And all I can do is cry. My eyes are so swollen and dark it looks like more than just my heart is broken.”
“Crying so hard that you go numb and feel nothing anymore. Being so angry and upset at everything but not being able to explain why. Trying to be happy that your baby never knew anything other than love. And missing someone so dearly that you never even met.”
“Please think twice before you post that April fools joke. Because what’s funny for a second in your eyes crushes someone else’s heart for eternity. #pregnancyisnotajoke“
“It’s a pain no one can describe. Because how can you properly grieve someone you never got to meet?”
Kayla further opened up why she wrote that post, “[That experience] absolutely destroyed me. I knew I wasn’t the only one who didn’t like the joke and I felt no one really explained why it’s not [funny]. It was important to me to educate people who may really not understand why it’s not funny to pull that as a ‘joke’.”
“A joke should be funny, and it’s never funny to actually have to say you’re no longer pregnant in real life.”