We all have different ideas about what is truly funny. To some, the idea of spending April Fools' Day posting a Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram update, complete with cutesy picture or cryptic message, that tells the world you're pregnant but ends in a big JK, is hysterical. It's actually not. There are so many reasons why you should not post a fake pregnancy announcement on April Fools Day if you want anyone to talk to you again.
I know many people like to share their pregnancy news on social media, but I'm not a big fan of announcing your pregnancy that way. Yes, it's the quickest way to tell the most people, but it's also impersonal and risky. The majority of your close friends and family really want to hear it straight from you, not from some online post. Maybe I'm superstitious, but until that baby is out and healthy, I'd feel funny having a permanent social media record of that declaration. The last thing you need is to post the big announcement, lose the baby, and then have to be reminded of your post every single year in your "See Your Memories" feature on Facebook.
If I feel that way about real pregnancy announcements, you can imagine how I feel about fake ones. This is a minefield, and in my opinion, it's not worth it. There are far more ways to offend people by doing it than there are people who will think it's funny. Still considering it? Here are the reasons you might want to think twice.