April Fool’s day is a day filled with practical jokes and pranks, however, sometimes people might go too with it.
On the 1st April of this year, there was a post on social media about faux pregnancy which triggered highlighted the current condition of Australia in consideration to infertility and miscarriage.
It was said that pregnancy should not be a matter of joke as people are very sentimental about it and it has become a widespread problem no one can do anything about.
Liz Wikes, herself a midwife and the managing director of My Midwives has been very vocal about her displeasure with such posts.
In her 30 years of experience, she says that posts like this should be reminders that pregnancy should not be seen as laughing stock.
Such jokes can hurt women who are trying to conceive but are not able to and even something close to a joke about faux pregnancy can be a hurtful reminder to them about their issue.
Wikes further added that these are not jokes as they hurt the sentiments of certain people and are very disrespectful to another person’s feelings.
She believes that every woman should stand by the other fellow females and support them instead of making tasteless jokes at their expense.
Wikes continued her interview saying that such jokes about conceiving can be very damaging to the emotional state of the women who are trying but cannot.
This post was shown a lot of support by women from all over the world when it got posted on the Facebook group called ‘Australian Breastfeeding Project.’
They showed their support by using hashtags like #Iam1in4 or #Iam1in6. This number came from surveys that said that every fourth woman out of all might have lost a baby and every sixth might be unable to conceive.
Many people although personally not affected showed compassion towards their friends and others by standing by the movement as well.
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