Having a Baby When Your Spouse or Partner Is Deployed

New mom holding her infant and video chatting with her partner on a tablet

If you ask any mom, not much is as thrilling and emotional as having a baby. When your partner is deployed, there are ways to bridge the distance before and after your child's birth. Here are some hints to help you during pregnancy, birth and beyond:

  • What to do before the baby arrives
  • How to stay connected to your deployed partner during pregnancy and delivery
  • What to consider when you and baby return home
  • What to do when your partner returns

Giving birth may be the most important event in your life. To ensure that you are not alone, even though spouse or partner is deployed, during this life-changing event, here are some ways to prepare for the big day and stay connected with your loved one:

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