A woman's negative pregnancy test has gone viral for a heartbreaking reason
21 November 2018, 15:42 | Updated: 23 November 2018, 10:43
A mum-of-one has shared her feelings an emotional Facebook post as she struggles to conceive again.
A woman struggling to fall pregnant has shared her pain of not crossing the 'pregnancy line' in a heartfelt social media post, which has resonated with thousands of others.
The Facebook status, which has now been shared over 63,000 times, shared Megan Lynne Ferrero's heartbreak every time a pregnancy test fails to show the two lines she hopes to see.
Everyone talks about the positive results, but we rarely hear about the struggles of the negatives. We rarely talk...Posted by Megan Lynne Ferrero on Tuesday, 30 October 2018
The New Jersey woman begins her lengthy post: "Everyone talks about the positive results, but we rarely hear about the struggles of the negatives.
"We rarely talk about waiting for the screen to fill up and noticing it skipped right over the first line that should’ve been there and goes right to that solo second “not pregnant” line.
"Or about how we check the test 3 minutes later, and then 10 minutes later, and then just for sh*ts and giggles 30 minutes later to see if that magic second line made an appearance.
"If you’re like me, you might even check it days later as you pass by the trash bin in your bathroom because maybe somehow it just took a little bit longer for the test to process."
Megan continued: "We rarely talk about how before we take the test, in our minds we count out to see what month the baby would be born in and think about all the cute ways you can announce.
"It starts with picturing that you’ll be able to announce with something like “Red, White, and Due” on the 4th of July. Then it turns into possibly making a surprise trip home to tell the family before summer is over.
"Then August and September pass and you decide it’s okay because announcing at Halloween is just as exciting. And then Halloween passes and you still haven’t gotten a positive.
"They tell you stressing over it just makes it even harder for it to happen, so you try to pretend you’re not stressing (let’s all get a good laugh out of that one) because apparently that makes your whole reproductive system turn on you."
The mum-of-one finished the post by writing: "But you can’t help but panic a little when the months keep going by and you don’t have a brother or sister in there for your current child and the idea of having them close in age becomes more and more of an unrealistic fantasy.
"We don’t talk about how sh*tty we feel about ourselves when we see another pregnancy announcement on our timeline and for a split second, we’re jealous.
"How you can be so happy for someone at the same time that you’re envious of them. Regardless of how long you’ve been struggling this struggle or if you struggled with it in the past - I see you, I feel you, I am you."
Resonating with thousands, the post was met with thousands of supportive comments, with one user writing "never give up hope".
Another added: "Such a moving post, I really feel for anyone going through this, I am so thankful for my 6 miracles and send each and everyone trying for a baby all the love needed to get that test to say positive and for another miracle to be born."