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Tori Spelling Pregnant With Baby No. 5

'It was a total surprise'

(Newser) - Tori Spelling is apparently enough recovered from financial ruin to support another child: The 43-year-old actress is expecting baby No. 5 with hubby Dean McDermott, who also has an adult son from a previous marriage. "It was a total surprise," Spelling, whose eldest child is 9, tells People... More »

Addict Jailed for Sake of Unborn Baby

Alabama woman admitted to cops she was using heroin

(Newser) - In what police describe as "a sad case, no matter how you look at it," an Alabama judge has ordered a suspected drug addict to remain behind bars until she gives birth to her second child. Authorities say Alexandra Nicole Laird, 21, gave birth to a baby girl... More »

Mom's Deathbed Words Read to Daughter's Killer in Court

Timothy Jones sentenced to 90 years for murder of Charinez Jefferson

(Newser) - On Monday, a judge sentenced Chicagoan Timothy Jones, 23, to 90 years in prison for the 2011 death of a pregnant 17-year-old. But other sentences from that day were just as impactful: those of victim Charinez Jefferson's mother, Debbie Jefferson, who lost her life to bone cancer in February... More »

Pregnant Teen Reportedly Burned to Death for Dad's Misdeed

'Honor killing' said to be revenge after girl's father eloped with off-limits bride

(Newser) - After his young daughter had been married off, 45-year-old Mohammad Azam struck a deal with his new in-laws: He'd marry the cousin of his daughter's husband. But the marriage deal went sour and Azam's pregnant 14-year-old daughter, Zarah, ended up paying the price, tortured and burned to... More »

How This Woman Just Made the FBI's Most Wanted List

Shanika Minor has been on the run for months after alleged murder

(Newser) - Three days after 24-year-old Shanika Minor allegedly shot and killed a nine-months-pregnant neighbor in Milwaukee on March 6, she was charged with murdering both the woman and her unborn child. Then in late April, the feds added charges of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, reports CBS News . Now, nearly four... More »

She Sent Her Boyfriend Ultrasound Photo, Vanished

Kelsie Schelling's family is suing the police department for a botched investigation

(Newser) - The mother of a Colorado woman who went missing the day after she texted a photo of her eight-week ultrasound to her boyfriend is suing not just his family but local police and city as well. Laura Saxton says her whole world changed on Feb. 4, 2013, when her pregnant... More »

Pregnant Driver Killed by Falling Tree

Kristi Leigh Oliver leaves behind a husband and 3-year-old

(Newser) - "She probably never had a clue it was coming," says a fire chief in Oregon, where a 100-foot cedar tree took the lives of a pregnant woman and her unborn child in a freak accident. Kristi Leigh Oliver, 30, was killed when the cedar fell on top of... More »

Woman's Fitbit Reveals She's Pregnant

Redditor decoded the wonky data for her husband

(Newser) - A couple in New York City have good news to share thanks to some wonky Fitbit data and a helpful Redditor: They're expecting. YoungPTone, who identifies himself only as David, posted about issues with his wife's Fitbit on a Reddit thread last week, suspecting a problem with the... More »

Pregnant CNN Anchor Faints On the Air

Poppy Harlow says she's going to be OK, as is her unborn baby

(Newser) - "Mondays, amirite?" That's how Timothy Burke describes Poppy Harlow's morning in his Deadspin post about the CNN anchor's scare on the air. Harlow was in the middle of a live CNN Newsroom broadcast on anti-ISIS efforts Monday when she suddenly started slurring her words while explaining... More »

'Miracle Baby' Born After Mom Killed in Hit-and-Run

A suspect has been charged

(Newser) - A tragedy was followed quickly by a miracle on Christmas Eve when a hit-and-run driver plowed into a pregnant woman as she crossed a Chicago street. Karla Y. Leanos, 26, the mother of three and seven months pregnant, was killed in the incident, which happened just before 10pm in the... More »

Cops: Pregnant Woman Is Killed, Baby Removed

Baby survives, and suspect is in custody

(Newser) - A brutal murder out of the Bronx: Authorities say a woman killed a 22-year-old who was nearly nine months pregnant and then "surgically removed" her baby, reports the Daily News . Incredibly, the baby survived and is now hospitalized, and a suspect is in custody, reports NBC New York . The... More »

A Decade Into Sex Change, a Surprise Pregnancy

Kayden Coleman's bloated stomach was actually a sign he was pregnant

(Newser) - In 2013, about a year after they started dating, Kayden and Elijah Coleman of Philadelphia found themselves rushing to tie the knot. Kayden, who was born female but was at that point a decade into gender reassignment therapy, had stopped taking hormones for six weeks to undergo a double mastectomy,... More »

Pregnant Woman Shot in Torso While in Bedroom

She and baby are in stable condition after emergency C-section

(Newser) - An eight-months-pregnant woman was in her bedroom in a Jacksonville, Fla., home just after midnight today when what authorities call "a barrage of bullets" was fired into the home, striking her torso. Fortunately, her baby was delivered via emergency C-section, and both mom and baby are in stable condition,... More »

Marissa Mayer Is Pregnant With Twins

She's planning another short maternity leave

(Newser) - Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has just announced she's expecting identical twin girls in December, but don't expect her to be away from work long. "Since this is a unique time in Yahoo's transformation, I plan to approach the pregnancy and delivery as I did with my... More »

OB-GYN Takes Uterus Out of Pregnant Woman

Conn. doctor fined $5K for his mistake, but he's still in good standing at hospital

(Newser) - A Connecticut gynecologist was fined $5,000 yesterday by the state Medical Examining Board for mistakenly performing a hysterectomy on a patient he didn't know was pregnant. Dr. Jonathan Foster performed a laparoscopic hysterectomy, a procedure that removes the uterus, on the woman at Saint Mary's Hospital in... More »

Meet the Woman Who Carried a Fetus for 60 Years

It calcified inside her uterus, thus she was never able to get pregnant

(Newser) - It's something of a bittersweet coda: A 91-year-old Chilean woman learned earlier this year that she'd unwittingly carried a 4.4-pound calcified fetus for decades, and she now tells CNN it's the reason she and her husband could never have children. Estela Meléndez, 91, learned the... More »

Poignant Note Reveals Baby Zuckerberg on the Way

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are expecting, after 3 miscarriages

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan announced on Facebook today that they're expecting a baby girl, their first child. The post is more than a mere announcement, however. Zuckerberg reveals that Priscilla has had three miscarriages previously, but "our pregnancy is now far enough along that the risk... More »

Why You Should Never Use Wife's Urine for a Drug Test

Yes, because she might be pregnant

(Newser) - Two tales of men accused of trying to cheat drug and alcohol tests, neither of which ends well:
  • Congratulations: A bus driver in Egypt provided his wife's urine to avoid a drug test, which officials know because tests revealed it belonged to someone two months' pregnant, reports the BBC
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Fired Teacher May Be Pregnant With Teen's Child

Faces prison over relations with boy, 17

(Newser) - A math teacher at a Catholic high school in Minnesota is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student, and the police complaint suggests that she might be pregnant with his child. Mary Gilles, 28, faces six counts of sexual misconduct after admitting to detectives that she began... More »

Chelsea Clinton Is Pregnant

She's expecting her first child

(Newser) - Politics may be a possibility in the distant future , but motherhood will come first for Chelsea Clinton. The 34-year-old announced today in New York City that she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting their first child later this year, reports NBC News . Clinton mentioned it to the audience at a... More »

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