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Pregnancy Counseling

PURPOSE OF COUNSELING

Pregnancy Counseling



KEY POINTS OF DISCUSSION

o Retention or Separation

o Plans to stay in the Army after having child and make it a career

o Family Care Plan

o Profile

o Physical Fitness/Weight Control

o Leave:

o May go home to give birth

o Convalescent Leave

o Housing

o Non-deployable status/Levy Assignment

o Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program

o Problems

o Education/MGIB/ACF/TA/SLRP




PLAN OF ACTION

o Start preparing a Family Care Plan ASAP

o Inform supervisor of all changes in profile and comply with profile guidelines

o Check with doctor for any restrictions prescribed medications may have (driving, lifting)

o Participate in the pregnancy Physical Fitness Program

o Not returning home to deliver baby but will keep supervisor updated with changes

o Coordinate with the unit Supply Sergeant for maternity uniforms

o Contact housing to get on the housing list

o Enroll in the next financial budget class offered

o Make an appointment with the WIC office to enroll




LEADER RESPONSIBILITIES

o Schedule appointment with Commander for pregnancy counseling and initial Family Care Plan counseling

o Adjust duty hours/tasks in accordance with changes in profile

o Enroll her in the Pregnancy Physical Fitness Program

o Allow time to visit ACS for financial planning, WIC, housing, and other related issues

o Assist in any other issues that may develop








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