So….. Tomorrow is April 1st, which most Americans affectionately refer to as April Fool’s Day. On this day, many people usually post practical jokes on social media that are really funny. But there is one joke that at least 1 in 8 couples will NOT think is funny. YES, you guessed it. I’m talking about the FAKE PREGNANCY TEST joke.
Now, here me out on this. We are all grown so I can’t TELL you what you can post on your page. What I can do though, is ask you to look at it from a different perspective. Although you and many others may think this joke is funny; for many people it’s anything but. For women like me, who are desperately hoping, praying, wishing, and believing God for a baby; these jokes are a reminder of what we don’t have and tend to incite emotional turmoil for us.
If you think that your joke won’t negatively affect anyone you know, please think again. Although infertility affects 1 in 8 couples, most of these people suffer in silence. A lot of times infertility makes the person feel shameful and guilty so they keep quiet about it. This means that your sister, cousin, best friend, Co worker, church member, etc may be dealing with this without you even knowing it. So tomorrow, before you post THAT April Fool’s joke think about those women (along with the millions of others that are going through infertility) and how it may affect them.