British soldier gives birth in Afghanistan

first_img Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk The woman had deployed to Afghanistan in March, meaning her child was conceived before her tour of duty began.Britain does not allow female soldiers to deploy on operation if they are pregnant, and the defense ministry said it had not been aware of the woman’s pregnancy.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches LONDON (AP) – Britain’s military says a soldier has unexpectedly given birth while serving in Afghanistan.The ministry confirmed on Thursday that the unidentified woman delivered a son on Tuesday at Camp Bastion, Britain’s major logistical base in the desert of southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province.A specialist team is being deployed from Britain to help bring home the woman _ a gunner with the Royal Artillery _ and her child. The defense ministry said both were in a stable condition at the base.center_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Quick workouts for men Comments   Share   last_img read more