For others, the physical limitations of a pregnancy or the demands of having a new baby at home make it difficult to perform their job duties without some form of reasonable accommodation.The simple reality is that some of these women— especially those in physically demanding jobs—will have a medical need for a temporary job-related accommodation in order to maintain a healthy pregnancy.In a recent survey, 61 percent of respondents reported being employed during pregnancy.More families depend on women’s income than ever before.The 38 women were chosen through a competitive process based on the sailors’ performance in their current rating, their desired submarine rating assignment, the needs of ’s two crews, and the overall needs of the Navy for rating community health, according to the statement, along with “performance evaluations, warfare qualifications, commanding officer endorsements, sea service time, physical readiness testing, and similarity of current rating to desired submarine rating.” “There were many exceptional candidates who we were unable to select in this rotation simply because we did not have enough positions open on the first two crews,” Capt.
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According to the Pew Research Center, women are the primary or sole breadwinners in nearly 40 percent of families with children.
Many pregnant women and new mothers can and do perform their jobs without difficulty.
“These fully qualified Sailors have been placed on the alternate list and will automatically be considered when we select the next group in continuing to grow opportunities for women to serve in the submarine force.
We look forward to reviewing their records again, as well as those of Sailors who want to add their names to the mix this summer and fall.” The next round of applications will open next month.