The President of the Labour Party has warned against joking about being pregnant on April Fools day.
Ramona Attard called out anyone who thought it would be funny to say they are pregnant when they aren’t, saying it would be insensitive to those who have suffered a miscarriage or struggled to become pregnant.
“Pregnancy is not a joke. Who thinks that a pregnancy test is an April Fools joke material most probably cannot understand the pain of hoping for a positive pregnancy test repeatedly or the pain of miscarriage,” Attard said in a strong status.
Attard, who is a mother herself, called for sensitivity over the matter.
“Infertility and miscarriages are common in Malta and elsewhere. So please be sensitive!”
Her post was met by praise from a number of individuals, and even led to one man opening up about realising he had made an insensitive joke himself.
“I didn’t realise I might be hurting others, even people close to me, and before five minutes had passed my wife drew my attention to it,” he said. He then apologised and deleted the post.
“Thank you for your humility,” Attard told the man.