Pregnant Enlisted Women in Navy Work Centers
Final rept. Oct 1988-Apr 1989
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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This report documents an effort to determine the amount of lost time due to pregnancy and to assess perceptions of supervisors and their pregnant subordinates regarding the effect of pregnancy on the workplace. Data were collected from pregnant enlisted women receiving medical care at San Diego and Tidewater area Navy prenatal clinics using a structured interview. A special purpose survey was sent to the current and former supervisors of the interviewed women. Key findings included 1 Lost time due solely to pregnancy amounted to 1 day per month per pregnant woman in the San Diego and Tidewater areas. 2 The impact of pregnancy on the work center and on the command was seen as greater on ships than at shore commands. 3 Until the third trimester, most women continued to work normal shifts and hours in their rating during their pregnancy. 4 Most co-workers and supervisors tended to respond positively to the news of pregnancy.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations