Did you pull the “I’m pregnant” prank today on your Facebook or social media friends? If so, a mom who has dealt with miscarriage loss in the past wants you to know to stop doing that.
We spotted the story in SheKnows.com about Becky Thompson of the blog “Scissors Talk” who explained in a post last Friday, March 28, why she thinks those who pretend to be pregnant as an April Fools’ Day joke are really rubbing salt into the wounds of those who are seriously struggling with getting pregnant, who have had still born babies, or have been subject to bed rest to make sure they can carry a baby to term.
Of her plea to leave “false pregnancies” out of the joking, she wrote, “It is hurtful. It is cruel. And it is insensitive to the nearly 7 million women in America alone who struggle with infertility daily.”
Head on over to her blog to read the rest of the short post which has gone quasi viral and sparked lots of discussion and dialogue online.
What are your thoughts? Is she being too over-sensitive or are those who pretend to be preggers the insensitive ones?
Heck how about blogs like this one which made two celeb couples the butt of a faux pregnancy prank earlier today? Douche moment for us or just harmless fun?