A mother who suffered a miscarriage warns people against making a joke out of pregnancy on April Fool's Day.
Last year, she took to Facebook to explain why it’s not funny to fake a pregnancy – in fact, it could cause lots of people pain.
Kayla Lee Welch explained that last year she started spotting and later suffered a devastating miscarriage:
This is why your April fools joke isn't funny.
This is why it's not funny to lie and joke about being pregnant.
This is what it looks like to have a miscarriage.
A week ago today I started spotting. I convinced myself it was normal because I did it with Keegan. This time it wasn't.
I avoid laying down to go to sleep because as soon as I hit the bed I'm alone with all of my thoughts. My brain has finally stopped distracting itself from the one thing breaking my heart. And all I can do is cry.
Please think twice before you post that April fools joke. Because what's funny for a second in your eyes crushes someone else's heart for eternity. #pregnancyisnotajoke
This year she shared more details about the ordeal
One year ago today I was in a car dealership picking out my mom car I was so happy I couldn't believe it!!! As I was waiting I went to the bathroom to see blood my happiness quickly faded, my heart shattered right there.
I tried convincing myself as I sat there crying calling my doctor that it was going to be okay, I bled with keegan for months I was so sure it was gonna be the same. But deep down I felt it in my soul, my baby wasn't ok.
I remember every haunting detail of that day I remember trying my best for the next hour to just pretend it wasn't happening trying my best to not just scream I just wanted to be home.
Adding that she is pregnant again, but still lives in fear
Every single time I’ve gone to the bathroom this pregnancy I brace myself for the blood. Every single damn time.
It set in such a deep pain that I pray every night and every morning to just let him be ok, God please don’t take him. ‘People genuinely don’t understand how awful miscarriage is and that’s because no one talks about it but how is that fair to the mother trying to grieve the child she never met?
People don’t understand you don’t heal from this no matter when you lost your child the pain never heals and the people around you never know because opening up is so damn scary.