Sailor gives birth on carrier deployed in Persian Gulf

Sailor gives birth on carrier deployed in Persian Gulf
Eighth wonder of the world - check. Breach of national security - not so much. USS Dwight D Eisenhower is in the foreground.

[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 ( ) 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.

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