WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Sailors who are starting or expanding their families now have a mobile app that will provide resources that will help them understand Navy's pregnancy and parenthood policies, launched May 27.
The Navy Pregnancy and Parenthood app, available for both Android and iOS/Apple devices, provides important Navy guidance for Command leadership, as well as Service members who are starting or expanding their families.
"Pregnancy and parenthood can be compatible with a successful military career when Service members and the Command both understand their roles and responsibilities, said Capt. Candace Eckert, director of N1 Diversity. "This app makes that task easier by identifying regulations, instructions and references from a wide variety of sources and offering them in one easy-to-use app. The app includes information regarding assignments, retention, separation, standards of conduct and much more."
Some of the topics included in the Pregnancy and Parenthood app are roles and responsibilities, planning, contraception, pregnancy, pregnancy loss, healthcare benefits, breastfeeding, physical readiness, maternity uniforms, adoption, leave, operational deferment and separation from service. The app also offers a selection of references and resources.
Sailors and Command leadership are responsible for understanding Navy policies and procedures regarding pregnancy and parenthood. This app is a resource to help all Navy personnel understand actions required by everyone.
Sailors will find information regarding many of the personal and professional responsibilities that come with parenthood while serving in the Navy and how to understand what needs to happen when and how to accomplish it. Command leadership will find information regarding their roles, appropriate expectations and required actions when advising Sailors who are starting or expanding a family.