Most men would never expect that enlisting in the military would one day find them wearing “empathy bellies” and learning more about the intricacies of pregnancy.

The Army has ordered that its enlisted officers take a 3-day Pregnancy Postpartum Physical Training (PPPT) Exercise Leaders Course to help them understand and better train their pregnant and/or recently pregnant soldiers, according to Stars and Stripes.

The course requires male non-commissioned officers (NCOs) to participate in sessions and classes to learn more about pregnancy and special exercises for pregnant women, including wearing a “pregnancy simulator.”

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