USO and What to Expect Foundation host baby showers for military moms-to-be

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USO and What to Expect Foundation host baby showers for military moms-to-be

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published: August 01, 2013

The USO and What to Expect Foundation are partnering to host three baby showers for hundreds of expecting military mothers living in Okinawa, Japan. Heidi Murkoff, author of the bestselling "What to Expect" series of pregnancy and parenting books and creator of will host the events.

Pregnancy and becoming a mom is exciting, but never easy. For a mom-to-be who's facing this life changing challenge as a military spouse deployed a world away from their support network, the experience can be overwhelming. The USO and What to Expect presents Special Delivery baby showers will give expecting military moms an opportunity to meet Murkoff, have their pregnancy and parenting questions answered, as well as connect with other military mothers who are facing the same challenges so far from home. The showers will also include traditional baby shower games, food and gifts.

The event will be held on August 7, 8, 9 at USO Kadena (Kadena Air Force Base) from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

*One baby shower per day with a maximum of 100 attendees per event

Who: Heidi Murkoff, author of the “What to Expect When You’re Expecting" series, Hundreds of expecting military mothers, USO Staff and Volunteers

RSVP: Interested media please contact Andrea Sok, 480-570-2329, asok(at)uso(dot)org to set up interviews, obtain video or still photography from the events. Media are also invited to attend pending Air Force clearance.

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For more information about What to Expect Foundation, visit

About the USO
The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors and families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.

In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President’s Circle Partners: American Airlines, AT&T, Clear Channel, The Coca-Cola Company, Grand Canyon University, jcpenney, Jeep, Kangaroo Express, Kroger, Lowe’s, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble and TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation and TKS Telepost Kabel-Service Kaiserslautern GmbH & Co. KG. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this patriotic mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit

About What to Expect
The What To Expect books, that all began with the iconic What To Expect When You're Expecting, have sold more than 45 million copies and are published in over 30 languages.

Established in 1997, the What To Expect Foundation is dedicated to helping underserved families and empowering moms in need so that they can expect healthier pregnancies, safer deliveries and healthier, happier babies. In 2005, the What To Expect brand expanded online with - the interactive companion to the What To Expect books and home to a vibrant, vast yet close-knit community of over 4.5 million parents.