Women that get pregnant overseas earn a one-way ticket home. This has been a problem that has plagued many units long before 9-11. It can cause serious breakdowns, especially when it involves highly specialized support personnel attached to SOF units.
According to the MailOnline, a Royal Artillery gunner deployed with the 12th Mechanised Brigade since March gave birth to a son in Camp Bastion on the 17th of September, after the Taliban attack.
This Fijian soldier is very fit and passed rigorous pre-deployment training, including an eight-mile march and five-mile run.
The soldier did not know she was pregnant. The baby was born five weeks premature. Both mother and child are well. The Brits have sent almost 200 pregnant troops home from Afghanistan. This is the first time a UK soldier has given birth to a baby in Afghanistan.
She had been deployed with the 12th Mechanised Brigade since March, but two days ago complained of severe stomach pains.
Image from AP video obtained from the SITE Intel Group.