About two weeks ago my players brought up a few interesting questions that I'd like to ask the forum.
It's well known that the Imperial Guard employs men and women both in single gender and mixed gender units both on the front lines and probably on various support tasks. At least in my interpretation of the setting the Soldier of the IG are not constantly fighting, there's downtime, there's patrol duty and even some R&R every now and then. I'm imagining that a lot of soldier seek various enjoyments in their time away from the front be it alcohol, gambling, illegal drugs or sex.
So we were wondering what would happen if a female soldier got pregnant during her tour of duty? Would they get moved to a different unit that operates away from the front? What about the baby itself once she gives birth (assuming she surives that time and doesn't suffer from any complications due to stress or the combat itself)? Is it "property" of the Imperial Guard? Would she get maternity leave? (I'm guessing she wouldn't considering the setting).
What if it were not a common Soldier but an Officer or other non-grunt?