They say a picture paints a thousand words…so here it is.
For those who cannot see this picture, it is a screen shot of my personal facebook post from this evening. I wrote:
“It has been a difficult week for the both of us, I am pregnant, but the doctors have now given us less than a 1% chance of my pregnancy continuing successfully. We wait to see how things go, but have readied ourselves for the worst. We are being open and honest because so many other struggle with this in silence. The IVF process has been a roller coaster of emotions for us and would like to say thank you for everyone supporting us through it all.”
Above my post is a facebook sponsored advert for stitch fix maternity clothes. Can you believe how mad I was to see this – only 5 minutes after posting it??? Especially after I have already changed my facebook settings to prevent all ads relating to parenting, family, pregnancy, babies etc. Clearly the facebook algorithm reads my post status with “I am pregnant” and over-rides my chosen settings. The fact that I am already a stitch fix customer adds insult to injury!!
I will write to facebook to tell them how upset this made – in spite of the fact that I had changed my settings to prevent this from happening. They really must do better at this.
On the positive side, we have had lots of love and kind messages in response. We thought it was time we gave an update because today when we went to our softball social league where someone congratulated us – then we had to tell them the bad news, and I think they just felt awkward over it. Facebook – the good, the bad and the ugly.