Female service members face a different kind of battle than their male counterparts, especially when it comes to becoming a new parent. Each branch of the military has extensive policies in place to address pregnancy. Service guidance emphasizes prenatal care that is beneficial to the woman and the unborn child.

Still, what can female service members expect when they find out she’s pregnant? Where should she start? Click here to find out 6 things to know when you’re pregnant and in the military.

6 Things Pregnant Service Members Need to Know