6 Things to Post on April Fools Day that DO NOT Involve Pregnancy

It’s April Fools Season.

For us infertile folks, it’s a day to avoid Facebook which will no doubt be replete with fake pregnancy announcements. It can be a trigger.

But what if you can’t avoid Facebook? Some people, like me, make a living on social media. Instead of giving you a long essay on how this day stinks and why fertility feelings are tender, let me present you with some solutions. Surely there are other things to lie to your family and friends about once a year instead of a fake baby. Need some ideas?

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1.  Agree with anything Gwyneth Paltrow has said. Ever.

2.  Announce that you’ve found the way to balance it all as a mother …that one will be sure to bring a hearty laugh.

3.  Declare that you are going to quit Facebook. Caution: No one is going to believe you.

4.  Talk about how much you love kale.

5.  Think of the most exotic land you’ve always wanted to visit and announce that you are moving there.

6.  Start a rumor that Facebook will have yet another design change and watch people meltdown.


However, if  none of my examples are doin’ it for you and you absolutely are not creative enough to think of another “prank” to pull other than announcing a fake pregnancy on social media, can I encourage you to take this prank to the next level?  <—Sarcasm, friends. I am sure you are just as horrified as I am that such a site even exists. A scammer’s paradise! Hopeful adoptive parents BEWARE!

Happy April Fools Day.

May the force be with you.



  1. says

    Thanks for posting! I always cringe at those posts. I know no one does it maliciously, but it still can hurt. I lol’d at #4 because my son is named Kale – that one wouldn’t work for me! :)

  2. says

    I actually wasn’t aware of this April 1st fake pregnancy this on social media, mostly because I haven’t been very active on social media except in the last year. But I had to tell you that the next thing in my news feed after your post was someone announcing a fake pregnancy! That gave me a laugh. The bonus was that no one fell for it. :)

  3. says

    Wanna hear a “karma-tic” story? My sister-in-law did this, but WORSE. She got an ultrasound (from her mom) and gave it to my mother-in-law on MOTHER’S DAY. Let that one sink in for you. Obviously my MiL was crushed and it was not funny at all. However, karma is a B*@$#. She then proceeded to have TWO consecutive miscarriages. NOT funny. Which leads me to my point: Pregnancy is NOT a joking matter. If you DO joke about it, karma will catch up with you. THE END.

  4. Kim says

    As someone who just learned about her infertility, I had to laugh at this post-and was also horrified to see the other site!