MEB and pregnant

andimouse

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I was referred to MEB in February and just found out last week that I am about 6 weeks pregnant. I am really hoping they let me stay in, but if they separate or retire me, do they have to wait until I have the baby? I'm due mid-November and am just concerned that I'll be 6-7 months pregnant and having to move, my husband and I find new jobs, etc. Someone told me that they have to wait until you have the baby, but I don't see that in writing anywhere. Anyone have experience or know of regulatory guidance with this?
 

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Typically the MEB is put on hold until the pregnancy is resolved. Have you notified your PEBLO?
 

ksteele1985

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I was pregnant during my MEB process and even did my evaluations at the VA for my disabilities while pregnant as well. I did have my daughter while I was still in and was on a MEB it was not a quick process and took long. I had my daughter mid May and was medically retired at the end of December.

1. You may want to look up the order for your branch has on pregnancy and see if you can find anything in it regarding your situation.
2. If you have an administrative section in your unit and feel comfortable with them you might want to ask them as they are usually up to date on current orders and directives for your service and may know the answer to your question.
3. If all else fails go ask your PEBLO and see if he or she knows some order or directive that they have for MEB process regarding pregnant service members.
 

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Typically the MEB is put on hold until the pregnancy is resolved. Have you notified your PEBLO?
I notified him immediately. The only thing he told me was that my exam wouldn't have been done by QTC if I had known I was pregnant (I was only a couple of days along and had a negative test when my exam happened, so I assumed I wasn't pregnant). Otherwise, process as normal. I need to ask him; I just heard it from someone else after I talked to my PEBLO.
 

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I was pregnant during my MEB process and even did my evaluations at the VA for my disabilities while pregnant as well. I did have my daughter while I was still in and was on a MEB it was not a quick process and took long. I had my daughter mid May and was medically retired at the end of December.

1. You may want to look up the order for your branch has on pregnancy and see if you can find anything in it regarding your situation.
2. If you have an administrative section in your unit and feel comfortable with them you might want to ask them as they are usually up to date on current orders and directives for your service and may know the answer to your question.
3. If all else fails go ask your PEBLO and see if he or she knows some order or directive that they have for MEB process regarding pregnant service members.
Not sure where I would look for a branch order on pregnancy - any ideas? I'm actually an HR officer, but I don't have any idea, and everyone in my office is pretty clueless about the MEB process. I asked one of our paralegals, but he had no idea. I'll just have to check with my PEBLO, though, honestly, I would suspect he wouldn't know. I'm actually really hoping to stay in, but I'm just afraid they'll kick me out before this baby comes and then we're struggling to make ends meet.
 

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I was pregnant during my MEB process and even did my evaluations at the VA for my disabilities while pregnant as well. I did have my daughter while I was still in and was on a MEB it was not a quick process and took long. I had my daughter mid May and was medically retired at the end of December.

1. You may want to look up the order for your branch has on pregnancy and see if you can find anything in it regarding your situation.
2. If you have an administrative section in your unit and feel comfortable with them you might want to ask them as they are usually up to date on current orders and directives for your service and may know the answer to your question.
3. If all else fails go ask your PEBLO and see if he or she knows some order or directive that they have for MEB process regarding pregnant service members.
We're you already pregnant when the process started?
 

ksteele1985

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Not sure where I would look for a branch order on pregnancy - any ideas? I'm actually an HR officer, but I don't have any idea, and everyone in my office is pretty clueless about the MEB process. I asked one of our paralegals, but he had no idea. I'll just have to check with my PEBLO, though, honestly, I would suspect he wouldn't know. I'm actually really hoping to stay in, but I'm just afraid they'll kick me out before this baby comes and then we're struggling to make ends meet.
What branch of service are you in?
 

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I actually was already pregnant when my doctor initiated my MEB.
I got pregnant within the month of being referred. I actually found out I was pregnant the week after my QTC exam. I thought I might be the week before and took a test 2 days before the exam, but because my cycle is off, it was negative, so I had the x-rays because I didn't think I was pregnant.
 
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