German Military announces line of maternity uniforms for pregnant soldiers

German Military Announces €650,000 Spending on Maternity Uniforms

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Defense (Bundesministerium der Verteidigung) announced on Tuesday that it would be spending upwards of 650,000 euros ($800,295) to roll out a line of maternity uniforms for its women soldiers.

The news comes after the military tested a series of uniforms, including tights and underwear, with 80 volunteers to find the best fit for its soldiers showing signs of a baby bump.

Out of its 20,000 female soldiers on active duty, an estimated two percent are pregnant.

“Our goal, in the end, is to buy uniforms that best meet the requirements of the users,” said the ministry in its announcement to enter the first 500 uniform sets into the spending budget.

 

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Sources: AP

Photo: U.S. Army Europe

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