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Pregnancy/Postpartum Physical Training (PPPT) Frequently Asked Questions

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This is a Pregnancy/Postpartum Physical Training (PPPT) Frequently Asked Questions document.

Some of the questions covered are as follows:

  • Is PPPT mandatory?
  • Is PT safe during pregnancy?
  • What assurance is there that the exercises in the PPPT Program are safe to do?
  • What profiles do I need?
  • What is the uniform for PPPT?
  • What is the uniform for Postpartum PPPT?
  • What are the advantages of the PPPT Program?
  • What is the recommended water temperature in which pregnant women should do water aerobics?
  • Can exercise cause a miscarriage or preterm labor?
  • What are the benefits of PPPT for a Soldier who has had a miscarriage?
  • What’s the best way to ensure that the record APFT will be passed and height/weight standards will be met within 6 months after delivering the baby? and More…

NOTES: Some references listed in this doc might have been superseded and/or updated, which can be easily done using the DA PAM 25-30 web page or downloaded and installed program for checking current and superseded DOD publications (For example purposes only: FM 3-0 was superseded by ADP 3-0, on 10 October 2011) : This document is in PDF format

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