Pregnant before BCT?

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  1. Tiff22

    Tiff22 Banned

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    Hey everyone,
    I’ve been appointed to the class of 2022 last week now and I’m teally stoked about it! However, I found out that I am pregnant. I’m pretty worried about getting that sorted out in time and all the USAFA legalities though. Do I need to tell my admissions counselor that I’m getting it taken care of or is that just my business? Btw, Good luck to all my fellow appointees!
    ~Tiffany
     
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  2. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 5-Year Member

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    Responding to this at face value as a change in your medical condition, please review your reporting paperwork/guidance with regard to reporting medical conditions/procedures that have emerged since your DODMERB clearance. Of course, you cannot report in pregnant. If you are not pregnant when you report in, presumably you are taking/have taken steps that may rise to the level of being a DQ, given the amount of time remaining before BCT.

    Before calling your RC, I recommend:
    - talking through all aspects of this situation and options with family,
    - be clear on any healthcare provider’s instructions about avoiding any strenuous activity or any other aspect of your situation, if applicable
    - contact the DODMERB tech or whoever your reporting instructions tell you to call when there are changes in your medical history

    Take this very personal situation and decision back into your personal life and off an anonymous Internet forum. Especially if Tiffany is your real name, never advisable on an anonymous Internet site.

    I am familiar with USNA regulations, and I don’t know if USAFA is similar. A woman can give birth to a child, or a man can father a child, but that child may not be a dependent of a midshipman. That means no custodial rights or child support.
    Here’s a recent article, but not the current USAFA directive:
    https://www.csindy.com/TheWire/arch...s-become-parents-while-enrolled-apparently-so

    I do hope you are not a troll.
     
  3. Tiff22

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    Wait wait, having an abortion is a DQ?
     
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    Capt MJ 5-Year Member

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    I did not say that - the key is the timeframe, the caveat I added above.
    There are injuries, illnesses, medical procedures, etc., that if they occur too close to reporting in, may be a DQ. Bodies and minds need time to recover and heal before being thrown into a high-stress situation, high physical activity environment. Your health and well-being will always come first. The Service will not take anyone in who presents a risk of injury above the acceptable level.
    That’s why you need to review your reporting instructions and update your medical history with DODMERB, get clarity on the impact on your status. When you contact them, it will be treated like any other medical procedure. They will want medical records, doctor’s recommendations, medications prescribed, any limitations on activity, any complications.
    Elsewhere on SAF, there was an appointee who had an emergent situation minimally invasive procedure in early March. Took 90 days, to early May, to get a waiver and get cleared to report. Not your situation - but it demonstrates that the Services are serious about ensuring the incoming cadet or mid is a fully up round.

    Absolute worst case - if you get a DQ, and I do not have any idea of the go/no go guidelines on terminations x days out from reporting in - I believe you’re essentially given an LOA telling you to re-apply. Every year, incoming cadets and midshipmen are physically injured, become ill or have some procedure just too close to reporting in.


    Page 6.
    https://www.usafa.edu/app/uploads/2022_Appointee_Booklet.pdf

    Take a deep breath, call first thing Tuesday morning. It’s the 12th. Your report date is the 28th, a snick over 2 weeks.
     
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  5. HuskyPilot

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    You are in our prayers.
     
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    Wow, just Wow. As a woman with a USAFA cadet sorry but this is just messed up in so many ways IMO. Yes prayers are needed in a MULTITUDE of ways. Don't write to chastise my opinion - anyone who is willing to say something like that (if this is indeed true and not a "troll") on a public forum needs help - lots of help. If this is true I pray for that sweet baby about to be murdered because your "stoked" about attending USAFA.
     
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    OP came to ask advice regarding reporting a medical issue. Let’s keep it regarding to the how, when, if to reporting the issue to USAFA/DoDMERB.
     
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    Luckily I was able to take the first pill today and the doctor said I should be back to normal within a week at max. Is this still important to tell admissions since it was only a pill and not a surgery?
     
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    I pray that this is a troll. This is so disturbing. I realize I can choose not to read the thread but I already did and cannot get this out of my mind.
     
  11. NavyHoops

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    I am addressing this as a legit post and nothing more or less... OP, Capt MJ provided all the links and info that USAFA provides on guidance regarding medical and reporting. Read the guidelines and make a decision. If in fact you are an appointee, you are either an adult or nearing one. It’s time to make your own decision here.
     
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    Wow! Look at you all judging a woman for making a personal decision for her future! Good on ya'all for volunteering to help her with the costs of raising a child, educating herself and any other decisions you think are right for someone else. Oh wait, that never happened. Nifty.
     
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    As stated, keep it on topic in regards to the how, when, why about reporting this to USAFA. It’s the final warning.
     
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    The OP asked a question about reporting a change in medical status. We have asked over and over again to keep this civil and on topic as it could help someone one day on this forum. So once again... if you don’t have something to state regarding reporting or not reporting this as a medical change to USAFA and/or DoDMERB then debate it somewhere else.
     
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  15. Insider

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    There are no appointees to the class of 2022 with the name of "Tiffany". I agree that the OP is a troll, and is trying to incite discord on this forum.

    - Insider
     
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    Thanks Insider. Appreciate the input.
     
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    OR, maybe she is a kid who is afraid to ask people in her life for fear of judgement by a bunch of ninnies who think they know better about someone else's life. Hence the fake name...that you all advise folks to use (That is unless you think folks call me Peppy IRL...)
     
  18. Maplerock

    Maplerock Proud to be an American 5-Year Member

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    Of course the OP is a troll. The cream of the crop appointed to our academies do not have sexual urges, and if they do, they do pushups, run, or practice the basketball throw until the urges go away.
     
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    I think the reference was more to the fact that OP signed her first name at the bottom of her post. There's no obligation to do so and it's a legitimate assumption that should one elect to do that, they are putting their real first name as a sort of personal/human touch.
     
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  20. Devil Doc

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    My screen name is actually my real name. Is that wrong?
     
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