NAVY GUIDELINES CONCERNING PREGNANCY AND PARENTHOOD INSTRUCTION SUPPLEMENT

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SUBJ/NAVY GUIDELINES CONCERNING PREGNANCY AND PARENTHOOD INSTRUCTION 
SUPPLEMENT// 


REF/A/DOC/OPNAVINST 6000.1C/14JUN07// 
REF/B/DOC/OPNAVINST 6110.1H/15AUG05// 
REF/C/DOC/COMNAVRESFORINST 6000.1C/28DEC07// 
NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 6000.1C, NAVY GUIDELINES CONCERNING PREGNANCY 
AND PARENTHOOD.  REF B IS OPNAVINST 6110.1H, PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM.  
REF C IS COMNAVRESFORINST 6000.1C, GUIDANCE ON PREGNANT SAILORS IN THE 
NAVY RESERVE.// 
RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN SERVES AS A SUPPLEMENT TO REF A, WHICH PROVIDES 
ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDANCE CONCERNING ASSIGNMENT, RETENTION, SEPARATION, 
STANDARDS OF CONDUCT, AND MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OF PREGNANT SERVICEWOMEN.  
    A.  FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS NAVADMIN AND REF A, THE TERM DEPLOYED 
IS DEFINED AS SERVING WITH ANY UNIT THAT IS UNDERWAY, GREATER THAN SIX 
HOURS AWAY FROM A MEDICAL TREATMENT FACILITY (MTF); TO INCLUDE TAD 
ORDERS.
    B.  SERVICEWOMEN ON POST-BIRTH 12-MONTH OPERATIONAL DEFERMENT MAY 
REQUEST TO TERMINATE DEFERMENT AT ANY POINT AFTER CONVALESCENT LEAVE.  
WAIVERS WILL BE GRANTED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND MUST INCLUDE 
ENDORSEMENTS FROM THE MEMBER, CURRENT OR PROSPECTIVE OPERATIONAL 
COMMAND, AND MEMBER'S HEALTH CARE PROVIDER (HCP).
    C.  SERVICEWOMEN REQUESTING TO REMAIN WITH OPERATIONAL UNITS AFTER 
THE 20TH WEEK OF PREGNANCY MAY BE GRANTED A WAIVER IN LIMITED 
CIRCUMSTANCES.  FOR EXAMPLE, A MEMBER'S SHIP IS IN A SHIPYARD OR 
MAINTENANCE AVAILABILITY AND THE SERVICEWOMAN WILL WORK IN AN 
ADMINISTRATIVE CAPACITY TO SUPPORT THE COMMAND.  THE WAIVER MUST 
INCLUDE ENDORSEMENTS FROM THE SERVICEWOMAN, THE COMMAND, AND THE 
MEMBER'S HCP.  WAIVERS WILL BE APPROVED BASED ON SITUATIONS WHERE THE 
ENVIRONMENT CAN SUPPORT THE HEALTH OF THE MOTHER AND UNBORN CHILD.
    D.  SERVICEWOMEN WITH DISTRIBUTION NAVY ENLISTED CLASSIFICATION 
CODE (DNEC) 0054 (TRANSFERRED FROM SEA DUTY TO SHORE DUTY DUE TO 
PREGNANCY) WILL HAVE THEIR PROJECTED ROTATION DATE (PRD) AUTOMATICALLY 
ADJUSTED TO 12 MONTHS POST-DELIVERY BY THEIR DETAILER.  ALL EFFORTS 
WILL BE MADE TO PLACE SERVICEWOMEN INTO EXISTING BILLETS ASHORE AND 
PROVIDE LATITUDE TO DETAILERS TO ADJUST SEA/SHORE FLOW DATES.
    E.  CONSISTENT WITH FORCE SHAPING OBJECTIVES, PREGNANT SERVICEWOMEN 
WHO HAVE AN EXPIRING END OF ACTIVE DUTY OBLIGATED SERVICE (EAOS) WILL 
NOT BE APPROVED FOR PRD ADJUSTMENT IF PERFORM TO SERVE (PTS) IS NOT 
APPROVED.
    F.  SERVICEWOMEN WHO BECOME PREGNANT ON SHORE DUTY AND ARE WITHIN 
12 MONTHS OF THEIR PRD ARE REQUIRED TO NOTIFY THEIR DETAILER AND SUBMIT 
A 1306 WITH THE ASSOCIATED PREGNANCY NOTIFICATION FORMS INCLUDED IN REF 
A REQUESTING A 12-MONTH EXTENSION TO AVOID RECEIVING ORDERS TO A 
DEPLOYABLE UNIT.
    G.  SERVICEWOMEN ARE REQUIRED TO CONTACT THEIR DETAILERS WITHIN 
NINE MONTHS OF EXPIRING DEFERMENT TO SEEK WORLD-WIDE ASSIGNABILITY 
(WWA).
    H.  SERVICEWOMEN WHO MISCARRY OR HAVE SPONTANEOUS/NON-ELECTIVE 
ABORTIONS SHOULD SEEK EVALUATION BY THEIR HCP TO DETERMINE THE 
APPROPRIATE CONVALESCENT LEAVE PERIOD NEEDED TO RETURN TO A WWA STATUS.  
SERVICEWOMEN WHO GIVE BIRTH TO A STILLBORN CHILD ARE ENTITLED TO SIX 
MONTHS OF OPERATIONAL DEFERMENT CONSISTENT WITH RETURN TO PHYSICAL 
READINESS STANDARDS.  PREGNANCY AND PARENTHOOD STATUS MUST BE MADE 
KNOWN TO DESIGNATED COMMAND OFFICIALS WHILE ENSURING THE SERVICEMEMBERS 
PRIVACY.     
    I.  BOTH SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE PARTICIPATING IN AN IN-VITRO 
INFERTILITY TREATMENT PROGRAM AND DESIRE NO-COST PERMISSIVE TAD ARE 
REQUIRED TO NOTIFY THEIR COMMAND WITH A LETTER FROM THEIR HCP TO 
INCLUDE THE DURATION OF THE TREATMENT AND THE POTENTIAL DATES FOR MINOR 
PROCEDURES.
    J.  POSTPARTUM SERVICEWOMEN ARE WAIVED FROM COMPLETING A PHYSICAL 
FITNESS ASSESSEMENT (PFA) FOR SIX MONTHS AFTER THE END OF THEIR 
CONVALESCENT LEAVE PERIOD AND UPON RETURN TO FULL DUTY BY AN HCP.  AT 
THE CONCLUSION OF THIS SIX-MONTH PERIOD, SERVICEWOMEN ARE REQUIRED TO 
COMPLETE THE NEXT REGULARLY SCHEDULED COMMAND PFA AT THEIR UNIT.  IF 
THE MEMBER DOES NOT MEET ESTABLISHED PFA STANDARDS, THE TERMS AND 
CONDITIONS OF FAILURE AS PRESCRIBED IN REF B APPLY. 
    K.  REF C PROVIDES ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE CONCERNING PREGNANT 
SERVICEWOMEN IN THE NAVY RESERVES AND IS INTENDED TO BE USED IN 
CONJUNCTION WITH REF A. 
2.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
- LT STEPHANIE MILLER, OPNAV N134, AT 703-695-3373/DSN 225, OR EMAIL AT 
STEPHANIE.P.MILLER(AT)NAVY.MIL.
- YNCS(SW) DEE ALLEN, OPNAV N134, AT 703-695-1391/DSN 225, OR EMAIL AT 
DEE.ALLEN(AT)NAVY.MIL.
3.  RELEASED BY VADM M. E. FERGUSON III, N1.// 
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