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  • Soldiers don fake belly, breasts to better understand pregnant troops' exercise concerns

    02/18/2012 2:19:28 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 103 replies · 1+ views
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 2/16/2012
    The Army is ordering its hardened combat veterans to wear fake breasts and empathy bellies so they can better understand how pregnant soldiers feel during physical training. This week, 14 noncommissioned officers at Camp Zama took turns wearing the “pregnancy simulators” as they stretched, twisted and exercised during a three-day class that teaches them to serve as fitness instructors for pregnant soldiers and new mothers. Army enlisted leaders all over the world are being ordered to take the Pregnancy Postpartum Physical Training Exercise Leaders Course, or PPPT, according to U.S. Army Medical Activity Japan health promotion educator Jana York. Developed...