I am pregnant for the first time and have been in the Navy for 10 years. I am an E-6, up for chief and have been told straight up, that I am not as competitive now that I am pregnant. Although this is blatantly against the rules to say or act on, I can't help but worrying about it. I work with 99% men and am getting "underutilized" so that my eval will be not as good since I don't have as many responsibilities. (I am on my first year of shore duty by the way, so I have planned my pregnancy to the letter the way that the Navy wants me to)
I know that I have to not overstress myself now that I have another life dependent on me, but I can't help but feel like I need to make sure my career is on track to provide for my child. What kind of mom would I be if I couldn't better myself for him/her? (dad is former military and attending college, I am the sole income in our family for the time being)
There are strict regulations against all this, but this isn't my first rodeo and there are ways that my career can be manipulated by those who are not happy about my "medical condition" Anyone been through this before / have any advice?