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Soldier has baby on the frontline: Doctors sent from the UK as Army girl - who didn't

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by LadyEagle, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. LadyEagle

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    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...--gives-birth-Taliban-raid.html#ixzz26yAy22TF
     
  2. Squire Robertsson

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    Reminds me of the tales of peasant women who worked in the fields, gave birth, then went back to work. Does this make her son "the son of the regiment"?
     
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    《shaking head》Those Fijians, man, I'll tell you what...lived with a few of them for a few months in Iraq. They were tasked with security of the camp where I was at. Good people.
     
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    Definitely, Keith! The military equivalent of the old Byzantine porphyrogenetis.

    Both Mrs B (who knows) and I find it hard to believe that women don't know they're pregnant. Perhaps more rigorous medical tests before deployment?
     
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    How does a female old enough to join the military not know when she is 8.8 months pregnant?
     
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    As noted, the gunner in question is ethnic Fijian. Many Fijian women are not skinny minis. Take a women who is well above a size 16 (US), has no morning sickness, why should she think she's preggers.
     
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    Wow that is some story! Hope that the baby is fine and healthy is all that you could wish for.
     
  8. Squire Robertsson

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    Knowing the London Tabloids, it won't be long before we see pics of gunner and child.
     
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    For what it is worth, CENTCOM Modification 11, which defines US military qualifications for deployment mandate a negative pregnancy test prior to deployment. Of course, that doesn't address anything that happens after the individual deploys.

    I realize that this lady is from the UK, but I would be surprized if there were not an equivalent UK reg.
     
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    According to the article, there isn't.
     
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