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Soldier has baby in Afghanistan

A British servicewoman has given birth to a son at Camp Bastion while on duty in Afghanistan having not realised she was pregnant. The Royal Artillery gunner only knew she was about to give birth after complaining of stomach pains

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Camp Bastion birth raises questions about testing

An Army Major who edits the British Army handbook said that the birth of a child at Camp Bastion raises questions about pre-deployment testing. Major Charles Heyman told the Daily Mail:

Commanders need to start thinking very, very carefully about what sort of medical examinations female soldiers have before they deploy on operations.

A simple urine test would indicate if someone was pregnant. The Army now needs to tighten up its procedures.

– Major Charles Heyman

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