A New Duggar Baby Is On the Way!

Jill and Derick DillardWell, that was fast! 19 Kids and Counting star Jill Duggar, who married Derick Dillard on June 21st (and shared her first kiss with him on that day, as well!) is pregnant! As Us Weekly reported, TLC confirmed the news yesterday.

It’s exciting news for the newlyweds—although we’re guessing that the experience of pregnancy and parenthood won’t be a huge surprise for Jill. After all, the 23-year-old is one of the older Duggar kids, so she’s had lots of experience with baby siblings, and she’s also an aunt: Big brother Josh and his wife, Anna, have three kids of their own (all with names beginning with the letter “M” by the way.)

And Jill and Derick, 25, have already said they would be perfectly happy to follow the Duggar family path to parenthood. Even before they were married, Jill told ABC News back in April that “Both of us want as many kids as God will give us. My parents have kept popping them out so we’ll see how [our] fertility is!”

Check out the adorable photos Jill and Derick shared to break the news:

Jill and Derick Dillard pregnancy announcement photos

Congratulations to the newly expecting newlyweds!

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Image of Jill and Derick: Derick and Jill Dillard/Facebook; Pregnancy announcement images: 19 Kids and Counting/Facebook

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Pregnant Cop Forced to Go on Unpaid Leave—Is It Discrimination?

Kentucky police officer Lyndi Trischler worked all the way through her first pregnancy—but when her bump got too big for managing her gun belt and wearing her bulletproof vest, she went off patrol duty and onto desk work until her baby arrived.

But for baby #2, she wasn’t given the same option when her bump became too big to manage. That’s because the city of Florence issued a change in policy that wouldn’t allow for job modifications unless the police officer was injured in the line of duty. And so at 23 weeks pregnant, Lyndi had to give up working and go on unpaid leave—and now may need to move back in with her parents in order for her and her older daughter to live until she’s able to go back to work.

Lyndi has filed a complaint against the city, as Today.com reports, “alleging discrimination that violates both the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act,” and is hoping to force a change in policy—and get back to work. As she told Today, “I worked very hard to get to this point. This is the career I’ve really wanted. I just want to get back to work.”

Not every line of work would allow for pregnancy accommodations—you may not be able to compete in a marathon, and maybe wouldn’t be able to perform in a ballet, for instance. But if desk duty is a possibility, why not make that accommodation? Hopefully, Lyndi’s police department can get her back in uniform as soon as possible.

Tell us: Did your workplace make it difficult for you to continue working as your pregnancy progressed? How did you manage it?

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Work-Life Balance in America
Work-Life Balance in America

Image: Courtesy of the Trischler Family

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Zoe Saldana’s COOL Pregnancy Announcement

Zoe Saldana
She finally did it! Rumor has been out for some time now that Zoe Saldana is pregnant—with no official word from the actress herself. But now, finally, the Guardians of the Galaxy star has acknowledged her mama-to-be status in the most au courant way possible…an ALS ice bucket challenge video! How’s that for a cool pregnancy announcement?!

In the video, Zoe explained that she wouldn’t be personally fulfilling the challenge while motioning to her growing bump, then nominated husband Marco Perego to take one for the team. You can check out their adorable video here:

Kudos to Zoe and Marco for finding a clever way to announce their pregnancy, though we are kind of baffled as to why Zoe claimed her pregnancy meant she couldn’t take the chill…can’t an expectant mom douse herself with ice water?!

Tell us: Have you taken the ice bucket challenge—and would you do it if you were expecting?

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Pregnant? Make Sure You Get This Vaccine…

One immunization should be on your to-do list if you’re expecting: the flu shot. According to new guidelines announced by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, getting the annual flu shot is especially important for you and your baby when you’re pregnant.

Your immune system changes when you’re expecting, making it more likely that you’ll develop complications, including early labor, more serious illness, and pneumonia, if you get the flu. And getting the flu vaccine when you’re pregnant lets you pass on the antibodies and protect your newborn until he or she is old enough to be vaccinated at six months.

Right now, only about half of all pregnant women get the flu vaccine each year, but experts are hoping the number of pregnant women who get the shot increases with the announcement of these guidelines.

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The Vaccine Schedule
The Vaccine Schedule

Image: Vaccine by Peerayot/Shutterstock.com

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Zombie-Killing Mama! Resident Evil Star Milla Jovovich Is Pregnant Again

Milla JovovichResident Evil actress Milla Jovovich and her husband, Paul W.S. Anderson, are expecting! It will be the second child for the couple, who met in 2002 on the set of the first Resident Evil movie. They have a 6-year-old daughter, Ever Gabo.

Jovovich made the pregnancy announcement on Monday on her Facebook page, writing: “This was originally going to be a post to tell you how excited I am about flying to Cape Town, South Africa to begin working on Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. But… My husband Paul and I just discovered that we are expecting another baby!!! So after a lot of discussion, we thought it would be in everyone’s best interest to wait till the baby is born before we set out to try and tackle an RE movie. Between the stunt work and what will become my ever-expanding belly, we didn’t think pregnancy and zombie killing are the best combo! Lol! I imagine the only thing I’ll be killing in the near future is an endless supply of cupcakes. Yikes…”

Somehow, we hardly think the former model and current action star will have issues with pregnancy weight gain!

Jovovich concluded her Facebook post by thanking her RE fans—who were quick to offer their congratulations and praise her for putting family first. She wrote, “Before I go, i want to also send one more HUGE thank you out to all my amazing fans who have been so patient waiting for the next installment of the RE franchise! YOU ROCK!
Thanks so much for understanding everyone! All the best! -m”

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