UPDATE TO NAVY GUIDELINES CONCERNING PREGNANCY AND PARENTHOOD

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SUBJ: UPDATE TO NAVY GUIDELINES CONCERNING PREGNANCY AND PARENTHOOD FM 
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NAVADMIN 157/07 
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SUBJ/UPDATE TO NAVY GUIDELINES CONCERNING PREGNANCY AND PARENTHOOD// 


REF/A/DOC/OPNAVINST 6000.1C/JUN07// AMPN/REF A IS THE REVISED DIRECTIVE 
CONCERNING NAVY GUIDELINES CONCERNING PREGNANCY AND PARENTHOOD WHICH 
REPLACES OPNAVINST 6000.1B.// PAGE 02 RUENAAA9365 UNCLAS 
RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE COMPREHENSIVE REVISION OF NAVYS 
PREGNANCY AND PARENTHOOD POLICY IN REF A.  THIS UPDATE TO REF A 
INCORPORATES LEGISLATIVE AND DOD CHANGES TO POLICY AND PRACTICES 
REGARDING PREGNANT SERVICEWOMEN AND NEW PARENTS.  IT ALSO REPRESENTS 
OUR ENDURING COMMITMENT TO MAINTAINING AND IMPROVING A HEALTHY 
LIFE/WORK BALANCE FOR OUR NAVY FAMILY.
2.  THE REVISED GUIDELINES INCLUDE:
A.  EXTENSION OF THE POSTPARTUM DEPLOYMENT DEFERMENT PERIOD TO
12 MONTHS (POST DELIVERY).  A WAIVER OPTION TO RETURN EARLY TO 
OPERATIONAL DUTY PRIOR TO THE CONCLUSION OF 12 MONTHS IS INCLUDED.
B.  NEW POLICY REQUIRING SERVICEWOMEN WITH UNCOMPLICATED PREGNANCIES 
AND DELIVERIES TO CONTINUE TO PERFORM AN INDIVIDUALIZED EXERCISE 
PROGRAM (INCORPORATING MILD TO MODERATE EXERCISE IN SESSIONS OF 30 
MINUTES DURATION THREE OR MORE TIMES PER WEEK DURING THEIR PREGNANCY 
AND BEGINNING SIX WEEKS AFTER DELIVERY).
C.  NEW POLICY RESTRICTING SERVICEWOMEN FROM PROVIDING SURROGATE 
PREGNANCY SERVICES.  THIS CHANGE ALIGNS NAVY POLICY WITH THAT CONTAINED 
IN SECNAVINST 1000.10A (DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY POLICY ON PARENTHOOD AND 
PREGNANCY).
D.  NEW POLICY TO REFLECT CHANGES IN LAW REQUIRING COMMANDING OFFICERS 
TO AUTHORIZE UP TO 21 DAYS PERMISSIVE TEMPORARY ADDITIONAL DUTY (TEMADD) 
FOR ANY SERVICEMEMBER ADOPTING A CHILD (DEPENDENT ON UNIT MISSION, 
SPECIFIC OPERATIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES AND THE SERVICEMEMBERS BILLET).
E.  NEW PARENTHOOD CHAPTER TO INCLUDE SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME PREVENTION 
PROGRAMS AT MEDICAL TREATMENT FACILITIES (MTFS) WITH COLLABORATION FROM 
ARMED FORCES CENTER FOR CHILD PROTECTION, FLEET AND FAMILY SERVICES 
(NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM) AND OPERATIONAL MEDICAL PROVIDERS.  ALL 
NEW PARENTS WILL RECEIVE EDUCATION PRIOR TO DISCHARGE FROM THE MTF OR 
AT THE FIRST WELL CHILD VISIT (IF DELIVERY DID NOT OCCUR AT AN MTF).  
DEPLOYED NEW FATHERS WILL RECEIVE THE SAME EDUCATION FROM OPERATIONAL 
MEDICAL PROVIDERS PRIOR TO THEIR RETURN AND REUNIFICATION WITH THEIR 
FAMILY.
F.  IMPLEMENTATION OF A POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SCREENING PROGRAM AT MTFS 
SO THAT SERVICEWOMEN CAN BE SCREENED FOR SYMPTOMS OF POSTPARTUM 
DEPRESSION AT THE SIX WEEK POSTPARTUM VISIT.
G.  CLARIFICATION OF PHYSICAL READINESS POLICY FOR SERVICEWOMEN 
PARTICIPATING IN AN IN VITRO FERTILIZATION (IVF) PROGRAM (GRANTS 
EXEMPTION FROM PARTICIPATING IN THE PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM (PRP) TO 
ASSIST IN THE SUCCESS OF THE IVF CYCLE AND FROM THE BODY COMPOSITION 
ASSESSMENT (BCA) DURING THE ACTIVE CYCLE DUE TO EXPECTED WEIGHT GAIN 
CAUSED BY HORMONE TREATMENTS).  IF THE IVF TREATMENT IS UNSUCCESSFUL, 
THEN THE SERVICEWOMEN WILL BE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE FULLY IN THE PRP 
AND BCA IN 30 DAYS.
H.  EXPANDED BREASTFEEDING SECTION TO INCLUDE WORKPLACE SUPPORT 
REQUIREMENTS OF BREASTFEEDING SERVICEWOMEN.
3.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
- LT STEPHANIE MILLER (OPNAV N134W) AT (703) 695-8676 OR EMAIL AT 
STEPHANIE.P.MILLER(AT)NAVY.MIL.
- CDR KHIN AUNGTHEIN (BUMED M332) AT (202) 762-3475 OR EMAIL AT 
KNAUNGTHEIN(AT)US.MED.NAVY.MIL.
4.  THESE REVISED GUIDELINES ARE THE RESULT OF A YEAR-LONG 
COLLABORATIVE EFFORT WITH FLEET, MEDICAL AND SAILOR INPUT TO ENHANCE 
PERSONAL AND FAMILY HEALTH, COMMAND STABILITY AND READINESS AS WELL AS 
PROVIDE ALL CONCERNED GREATER FLEXIBILITY.
5.  RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1.// 


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