British Soldier Gives Birth on Front Lines in Afghanistan
September 20, 2012
A British soldier who was complaining of stomach pains gave birth to a son while serving in Afghanistan at the same camp where Prince Harry is deployed and a Taliban attack last week killed two U.S. Marines.
Britain’s defense ministry said Thursday the soldier told authorities she had not been aware she was pregnant and only consulted doctors on the day that she went into labor.
The birth in a combat zone field hospital is thought to be the first ever case of its type for Britain’s military.
Mom and babe are in reported as being in stable condition.
• Photo of British Army tent at Camp Bastion (where the event occurred) from here.
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