DH and I are expecting our first; however, he'll be deploying very soon. He's not scheduled to be back until a couple months after my EDD, and we were pretty much prepared to deal with this. He's across the country doing work ups in the field, or I would definitely be talkiig with him about this to see what his command says. Today, my OB mentioned that in her experience, deployed service members are given leave around the EDD. I'm not sure about this and hadn't heard about any options. Do you all have any experience with this? He won't be gone a year so it's not like he's getting a R&R or anything like thist. I think it would be great if he could get time off, but I don't want to get my hopes up if it's not even a possibility. Any input is appreciated.