In honor of #BumpDay, expectant mama Jaime Pressly posted an updated photo of her growing belly.
“830 women a day die worldwide from preventable issues during pregnancy,” The Mom star, 40, who is pregnant with twin boys, Instagrammed a black-and-white image cradling her bump.
She added: “A Healthy pregnancy can set a child up for a healthy future. Celebrate #BumpDay with @IMC_Worldwide & @WhatToExpect.”
In June, the My Name Is Earl star announced that she is expecting twin boys this fall with longtime love Hamzi Hijazi.
The newborns will join the actress’ 10-year-old son Dezi, whom she co-parents with ex Eric Calvo.
“Twins don’t run on either side of our families so we were completely shocked,” she said while announcing her pregnancy. “This wasn’t IVF or anything like that. It was just a shock, and I’m like, ‘Doctor, that’s impossible!’ ”
While they’ve been trying “for quite a while” to get pregnant, the actress joked that expecting twins is “God cutting me some slack.”
“I’ve always wanted three kids and the older I’m getting, I’m like, ‘Okay, maybe just one more would be nice,’ ” she shared. “I was getting a little sad, but it was like, ‘We’ll give you two in one. You don’t have to do another pregnancy.’ ”
Big brother Dezi has been “beside himself.”
“He’s been begging Hamzi and I to give him a sibling since he was in kindergarten,” Pressly shared. “He’s very patient and sweet and gentle and is going to be the best little babysitter ever. He’s constantly kissing my belly.”
As it turns out, the second time around has been a “totally different experience.”
“I’m 10 years older than I was the last time [I was pregnant], so the pregnancy is completely different,” she shared. “They’ve been doing like, river dance on my uterus! I’m excited to do this 10 years later when I’m older and wiser and more calm. It’s going to be a totally different experience, but a great one. I’m so excited for it!”
The actress previously opened up about her experience with mastitis, and ultimately, a mastectomy.
“When I had my son, I got mastitis but I didn’t know,” Pressly shared. “I just thought it was normal breastfeeding pain.”
Four years later, she discovered several lumps spread around her breasts. Doctors advised her to undergo an “almost full mastectomy.”
“I still have some breast tissue left, just from the mastitis because it mutated into something else because it sat dormant for a while,” she said. “But it was the craziest thing. Thank God it wasn’t [cancer].”