You know what’s funny on April Fool’s Day?
Tinder announcing they’re introducing a height verification tool on their app.
Or the NSW city of Orange saying they’re changing their name to Pink.
Or Ikea launching a toilet tablet reader.
You know what isn’t funny?
For years, women who struggle with infertility have been speaking publicly about the fact that pregnancy announcements aren’t a joke.
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Tomorrow is April Fool’s Day, but #infertility isn’t funny.???? . . Here’s my personal story with #strugglingtoconceive : I had 3 #miscarriages, it took 2 years of daily inseminations from a fresh “turkey baster”, and when I finally did get pregnant I had 7 false negative pregnancy tests and then I suffered with severe #hyperemesisgravidarum for the entire 38 weeks. During my only successful pregnancy I dealt with 2 #placentalabruptions (very rare, occurring in less than 1% of all pregnancies) because of my #endometriosis and because my son was a STRONG kicker. I also had an #incompetentcervix, that turned into #cervicalectropion after it exploded during childbirth. Because of the HG and uterine tears, I was forced to be hospitalized thrice with #pretermlabor, two of those being for over a week stay each in the ICU maternity ward and not allowed to have any guests that couldn’t pass a “cootie test”. I was put on bedrest and a special diet for nearly all of my pregnancy. . . After giving birth, my child was on a #nursingstrike from day 1 that NEVER ended. To add insult to injury, I have #hypoplasticbreasts that could not adequately produce a viable milk supply and flat nipples. . . After that, I had a #mirenaIUD that was expelled traumatically and slowly over the course of 10 hours. I only made it through because my life partner was able to pull it out at the end of that ordeal. The IUD made me suicidal and affected my milk supply horrendously. . . In 2015, after 3 years of begging and pleading with all of my post-partum doctors, I was given #essure, but the Essure surgeon injured my vagina and lied about it. This caused aggressive #endometriosis to grow there and eventually cause permanent scarring on my spouse. The Essure did far more damage than just that, but now I am 2 weeks into recovery from my #radicalhysterectomy . . Pregnancy is not a joke. Please do not be so callous. Some of us are just lucky to be alive all because of #infertilityproblems . Please be kind. Cuterus offers joke alternatives for tomorrow. Be funny, not cruel.????????❤️ #endometriosisawareness #endometriosisawarenessmonth #endometriosissurgery #hgsurvivor #placentalabruptionsurvivor