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U.S. Army Pregnancy and Postpartum Physical Training Implementation Guide

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This is a U.S. Army Pregnancy and Postpartum Physical Training Implementation Guide. Few other professions require the physical fitness levels that are expected of US Army Soldiers. Being in the military service, pregnant Soldiers are expected to meet strenuous physical fitness standards when they return to their jobs after having a baby. The purpose of the Pregnancy/Postpartum Physical Training (PPPT) Program is to assist pregnant and postpartum Soldiers in maintaining health and fitness throughout pregnancy and to be successfully integrated back into unit fitness training programs.

The PPPT Program is designed to promote

  • Better transition back to unit physical readiness training (PRT).
  • Higher Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) pass rates and scores.
  • Improvement in meeting AR 600-9 height/weight standards.
  • Reduction of physical discomforts and stress during pregnancy.

NOTES: Some references listed in this doc might have been superseded and/or updated, which can be easily done using the DA PAM 25-30 web page or downloaded and installed program for checking current and superseded DOD publications (For example purposes only: FM 3-0 was superseded by ADP 3-0, on 10 October 2011) : This document is in MS PowerPoint


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