April Fools: I'm Pregnant

I can't count how many of my Facebook friends post positive pregnancy test results on the first of April as a "prank" to make people believe they are pregnant when they are actually not.
Note: This happens every year.

This is my own pregnancy tests. :)
Both showed negative at first, then showed positive results five minutes after.

I know I may sound like the KJ type who always sees something wrong on what was supposed to be funny, but the question here is..

Why is pregnancy used to fool people?

Is pregnancy a joke?

Is it supposed to be funny when people think you are pregnant even if you're not?

Personally, I don't see how it is funny. Even so, I won't tell my friends to stop doing it. They are even free to use that as a joke on next year's April Fools Day if they still want to.

But I would just like to share what could be other's (and my own) point of view regarding pregnancy.

Some people are trying so hard to conceive. They even had themselves checked for anything wrong. They prayed and prayed just so they will be blessed with a child. Some find it hard to bear a child... Others just can't.

Is it appropriate to fool people that they are pregnant when they're actually not?

There are some who has complications during pregnancy. They had to take extra meds and do checkups more than the usual. I, myself, having Essential Thrombocytosis had to visit two different doctors in a month. There are even some who are forced to quit work. Expectant moms are willing to sacrifice their wants to make sure the baby gets what it needs.

Is pregnancy a joke?

There are a few people who experienced what I feel is the worst thing that could happen to any parent: losing a child. Some didn't even have the chance to see them. Others had to send their babies back to Daddy God the moment they came out.

Is pregnancy funny?

Pregnancy may have become a sensitive topic for me now that I am a mom, and most especially because I have known people who had experienced, and suffered the situations stated above.

For some, they may see it as a joke. But for others, pregnancy is an answered prayer.

Pregnancy is not easy.
Pregnancy is nothing to laugh about.
Pregnancy is not a joke.

It is about having a family, about people giving their all.
Pregnancy is about life and giving life.


PS: And please people, don't even get me started with your new "I had cancer" posts!
DON'T EVER MAKE FUN OF CANCER. 

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