03/30/2015 08:15 EDT | Updated 05/30/2015 05:59 EDT


WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has called for more family-friendly workplace policies like childcare, flexibility and paid leave. And he has instituted 12 weeks paid maternity leave for his own staff.

Now those policies are going to be put to the test: Two of his most senior aides are expecting babies. That's a rarity in the West Wing.