Baby on the front line - Unbelievable!

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As a mother of four I have to say I find this astonishing, having resembled a beached whale during each pregnancy and being prodded with gusto from the little ones desperate to meet the outside world!
It is reported that the soldier in question was deployed in March so it is fair to say that she may well not have known that she was pregnant when she was deployed.  But, surely the signs showed themselves as time went on?
I am reliably advised that apparently it is more common than I might think and that many women find themselves in this situation. 
However, as a personal injury lawyer my day to day work involves considering risk and duty of care, to name but a couple.  In this instance, my concern is not just for mother and baby, but also for fellow comrades.  I am unaware as to how and when said soldier went into labour, but can only hope that no one else was placed in a precarious position.  Conditions in Afghanistan are bad enough as it is. 
Just to make it clear, I have no issue with women in the Forces.  I am a woman and will fight for equality all the way..... but that is a blog for another day!
Deborah Blackmore
Chartered Legal Executive
Personal Injury team

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