And across the country, they’re actually selling. So why are the tests such hot commodities, and is it even legal? “Positive pregnancy tests in Cleveland, Tennessee.” It’s a real ad on Craigslist. “Why would you do that? I understand that you need money, but I’m a single mom with 2 small children and I’m not going to sell a used pregnancy test that has my pee on it!” said Ainsley Davis from Chattanooga. And it seems that others agree. The post has since been flagged by other Craigslist users for removal.
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Women selling positive pregnancy tests on Craigslist
Jessica Simpson was among this year’s high-profile ladies with overly documented pregnancies, and she’s comparing her nine months of baby growing to that of Kim Kardashian and the former Kate Middleton. The 33-year-old “Fashion Star” mentor was often ridiculed for her weight gain before becoming pregnant with her first child, Maxwell, 15 months. Simpson, who is engaged to football player Eric Johnson, later signed on as a spokeswoman for Weight Watchers to lose the weight. The gig was cut short when she announced that she was pregnant with her second child, a boy named Ace Knute who was born June 30. Also PHOTOS: Hollywood baby boom “I am definitely one of those pregnant women who just gains a lot of weight,” Simpson told Us Weekly. “I have really big boobs, I have my curves and I just gain weight. I can’t help it.” “It’s been six weeks since I’ve had my baby now, and I feel great,” she added.
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Jessica Simpson on baby weight, Kim Kardashian, duchess’ pregnancy
Women across the country are selling — and buying — them on Craigslist. One post from Buffalo, New York, sums up the appeal for potential shoppers: “Wanna get your boyfriend to finally pop the question? Play a trick on Mom, Dad or one of your friends? I really don’t care what you use it for.” That particular test was going for the reasonable rate of $25 dollars. The tests in Texas seem to be slightly more expensive, at $30 a pop. CNN responded to several ads across the country asking for comment, but received no response. Got leftovers?
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Use of Low-Dose Steroid Creams During Pregnancy
“Cortisone [creams] can be a very powerful drug for a pregnant woman suffering from a variety of conditions both related and unrelated to pregnancy,” noted one expert, Dr. Doris Day, a dermatologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “In many cases, there are no substitutes that will relieve the itch and suffering of the conditions, which without proper treatment with cortisone are not only miserable to tolerate but can also lead to permanent scarring,” said Day, who was not connected to the new study. Reassuringly, the researchers found that use of corticosteroid gels or creams during pregnancy is not linked to an increased risk for certain complications, including premature delivery, cleft lips or palates and fetal death.
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