After complaining of stomach pains, a woman serving in Afghanistan had a son on Tuesday, it’s believed she wasn’t aware of her pregnancy.

Though the baby was born five-weeks premature, both the mother and baby are well and are due to be flown to her UK home, after treatment at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Sky News reported: “We can confirm that on September 18 a UK servicewoman serving in Afghanistan gave birth in the Camp Bastion Field Hospital to a baby boy,” said a spokes person from the Ministry of Defence.

“Mother and baby are both in a stable condition in the hospital and are receiving the best possible care.

“A specialist Paediatric Retrieval Team is being prepared and will deploy in the next few days in order to provide appropriate care for mother and baby on the flight home.”

There are concerns that a pregnant woman was deployed to Afghanistan, but the Ministry of Defence was unaware of her condition:

“It is not military policy to allow servicewomen to deploy on operations if they are pregnant,” explained the Ministry of Defence to Sky News. “As with all medical cases, when the need arises, individuals are returned to the UK for appropriate treatment/care.”

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