[Ed. – Boy, is that the wrong answer. So, OK, the sailor hadn’t reported her condition. But that just raises the question why no one noticed it. This 7-pound baby couldn’t have been more than a few weeks premature, if at all. How did the sailor manage to “not show” and also meet height/weight requirements? With a 7-pounder, “not showing” requires being a pretty big heifer. A disturbing glimpse of conditions in the armed forces today.]
The Navy says a sailor who never reported being pregnant has given birth to a baby girl aboard an aircraft carrier at sea.
U.S. Naval Forces Central Command spokesman Cmdr. Bill Urban told the Virginian-Pilot ( http://bit.ly/2cRnBmO ) the 7-pound (3.1-kilogram) infant was recently born on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Persian Gulf. Both mother and daughter are doing well and were airlifted to a shore-based hospital.
Urban says the command chain wasn’t aware of the pregnancy. The Navy requires expectant mothers to self-report a pregnancy within two weeks of a doctor’s confirmation.