Navy updates Pregnancy and Parenthood app

by Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs
U.S. Navy

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy updated the Pregnancy and Parenthood mobile app that provides Sailors with the latest information and resources on Navy's pregnancy and parenthood policies, July 10.

The app helps Sailors understand the personal and professional responsibilities that come with parenthood while serving in the Navy. At the same time, the app offers command leadership and supervisors information regarding their roles, appropriate expectations and required actions when speaking with Sailors who are starting or expanding a family.

The update also reflects the replacement of the Pregnancy Counseling form with the admin remarks section of NAVPERS 1070/613, commonly known as a Page 13. The app includes a prepopulated version with a statement of understanding that references the Navy's Guidelines Concerning Pregnancy and Parenthood (OPNAVINST 6000.1D) released in March 2018.

Available for both Android and Apple iOS devices, the app identifies regulations, instructions and references from a wide variety of sources and offers them in one easy-to-use app. It also includes information regarding assignments, retention, separation, standards of conduct and other useful information.

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.

The Navy's app can be downloaded to mobile devices from the Navy App Locker or by searching "Pregnancy and Parenthood" in the iTunes and Google Play Store.

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