Via The Daily Mail
The father of the frontline soldier who gave birth in Afghanistan claimed last night that his daughter had heaped shame on his family and the Army.
Maurice Wallace told of his fury that she had failed to tell her parents about the baby and that Army officials ‘could not be bothered’ to contact them.
Lance Bombardier Lynette Pearce, 28, who did not know she was pregnant, had spent months fighting the Taliban with the Royal Artillery when she unexpectedly went into labour.
Miss Pearce, who is originally from Fiji, gave birth to her son in a surgical theatre at Camp Bastion two days after complaining of severe abdominal cramps.
Mr Wallace, a police officer in Fiji, said his daughter had shown ‘great disrespect to the Army – and the Army has shown great disrespect to me and my family by their silence over this affair’.
He said he only learned yesterday that Miss Pearce was the soldier who had given birth on the frontline.
Going in to labour in a warzone while on the frontline is just DEEP.
Friends said Miss Pearce was surprised when she began putting on weight despite the gruelling training regime.
One said: ‘A baby was growing inside her, that was why she was putting on weight, but Lynette had no idea at the time. Now it all makes sense and everyone is so relieved.’
Putting on weight and no sign of a period is usually a sign of pregnancy. But Lynette claims she had no idea she was pregnant. This can happen but it is quite rare. Perhaps her body works differently….
As for her father, He needs to calm down and should now just focus on the welfare of his daughter (an adult) and grandson.
Good luck Lynette.
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