As April fools day is just around the corner, everyone must be busy thinking about plotting pranks and fake news to hit their friends and families with. This tradition of playing harmless tricks and spreading hoaxes was famous since the olden days in European countries. But in the recent years, with the evolving of social media, youngsters have crossed the limits with their pranks. They’d do anything of course for the huge fan following.
And the most reckless of them all is faking pregnancy news, I know it’s just a joke but pregnancy is a very emotional experience. And when a girl jokes about it, there are people watching them on the other side who feels petrified and subjected. And the only possible reason is that these women have gone through their pregnancies but with sorrowful results of miscarriages.
One of the mothers shared her story to tell us exactly how she feels about this bad April fool’s joke.
Kayla Lee Welch had a miscarriage two weeks before April 1, in 2017. At first, she realized she was spotting, which is spots of vaginal bleeding that occurs in most pregnancy and is regarded normal. Kayla has had it in her previous pregnancy as well so she wasn’t worried about the spotting.
And then one thing leads to another and the raw truth was revealed.
Her spotting leads to more bleeding, which seems like a normal menstruation, but while pregnancy it means the mother is having a miscarriage and that her body is getting rid of the newly formed fetus in the form of thick blood clottings. And here is the post she updated on Facebook.
After going through such a traumatic phase, Kayla had to put a word out in the world to spread these senseless jokes that can hurt a woman having a miscarriage.
She made a clearly informed post on Facebook a year ago, stating how she succumbed to her emotional and physical stress that she went through. And that someone making jokes about it could trigger any women who freshly had a miscarriage.
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…
Kayla expresses in her own words.
“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.
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.”
It is quite true, that you can’t share these emotions would just anybody, only a person who has gone through it can understand.
She adds, “Trying to be happy that your baby never knew anything other than love. And missing someone so dearly that you never even met. It’s a pain no one can describe. Because how can you properly grieve someone you never got to meet? 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.”
There were many who could connect to the pain she was feeling.
A lot of people shared their own story and it was truly heartbreaking.
You simply cannot imagine the pain a woman goes through when she loses her baby.
No one will wish that pain on their worst enemy.
And mostly everyone agreed that it’s not a joke.
Except for this j**k, he felt a need to troll because obviously, he is a special kind of a j**k.
She is now expecting another baby boy but she doesn’t shy away from reaching out to women who have had an experienced miscarriage.
“Please don’t stay quiet, don’t mourn alone, talk to someone even if that someone is me. The pain doesn’t leave but it will get better I promise mama. I’ve had thousands of women reach out to share their stories with me,” she says.
The post has been going viral and making people see what most women and men fail to understand. She put some light on how a person who struggles with conceiving exactly feels when they see or hear a pregnancy prank. We hope people get to see her side of the story and learn to respect the fact that pregnancy shouldn’t be considered as a joke. It is the delicate part of every mother that binds all form of life and existence.