The military has developed a culture of its own, stemming from similar values and emphasi on qualities that the profession requires. Having lon been a very masculine culture, the military struggles to keep the qualities that make it an effective fighting force while accommodating the growing population of soldier-mothers. The mission requires unique vaccination that may pose a risk to developing fetuses, while mothers face a pregnancy and birth that may not have the traditional support system in place. There are posible risks of the vaccines, and there could be nursing interventions to aid in adaptation of military mothers and facilitate support.
"Military Culture and the Pregnant Female Soldier,"
Journal of Student Nursing Research: Vol. 3
, Article 2.
Available at: http://repository.upenn.edu/josnr/vol3/iss2/2