Apparently pregnancy can be a pretty lucrative business these days—can you believe this woman makes money by selling her positive pregnancy tests?
It's been said that pregnancy can be so busy, it often feels like a full-time job—but for one woman, pregnancy is a job...and a pretty lucrative one at that.
A woman posted an ad promoting her pregnancy hustle on Jacksonville's Craigslist. In it, she offered up her positive pregnancy tests to anyone who was willing to pay up for the service—the ad appears to have been flagged for removal, but UPI shared some details: The woman was allegedly three months' pregnant at the time of posting and was willing to sell her pregnancy tests or—get this—her own urine so that others may take "their" pregnancy tests themselves.
Why would someone pay for this sort of thing? The original poster had a few ideas: "I am providing a product in which the consumer is able to purchase positive pregnancy tests or urine for your own use," the poster wrote. "Whether you are using it for your own amusement such as a prank, or to blackmail the CEO of where ever who you are having an affair with I DONT CARE AT ALL this is an absolutely no questions asked type of deal tell me what you need I provide it for monetary exchange."
She also added this: "I will not overcharge for the urine test but I will not be low balled either do not contact me if you are going to be cheap and difficult."
Reporters from WJAX/WFOX went undercover to learn more about this project, which reportedly nets the poster about $200 a day. While the woman chose to remain anonymous (we can't say we blame her...), the outlet did share a bit about her motives. The woman reportedly came up with the idea to offer this sort of service when browsing jobs she could do from home while pregnant. As wild as it sounds, it appears she's not the only person to do this sort of thing: The woman told the news outlet that she was inspired by other women who were also selling their pregnancy tests.
But while we understand that pregnant women often have to take on side hustles to afford childcare and pregnancy-related expenses, we have to ask...is what she's doing ethical? We're going to go ahead and say "no."