Best-selling author offers advice at baby showers, TAMC

| September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
Heidi Murkoff, best-selling author of the "What to Expect" book series, visits with mothers and family members of newborn babies, Aug. 30, at Tripler Army Medical Center. Along with her visit to TAMC, Murkoff also conducted multiple baby showers for expecting mothers or mothers who recently gave birth, which featured traditional baby shower activities and included a question-and-answer session between herself and the new mothers.

Heidi Murkoff, best-selling author of the “What to Expect” book series, visits with mothers and family members of newborn babies, Aug. 30, at Tripler Army Medical Center. Along with her visit to TAMC, Murkoff also conducted multiple baby showers for expecting mothers or mothers who recently gave birth, which featured traditional baby shower activities and included a question-and-answer session between herself and the new mothers.

Story and photo by
William Sallette
Tripler Army Medical Center Public Affairs

HONOLULU — Heidi Murkoff, best-selling author of the “What to Expect” book series, visited with mothers and family members of newborn babies, here at Tripler Army Medical Center, Aug. 30.

During her visit, Murkoff toured the facility, visited with new mothers and handed out signed copies of her newest book.

“This is really a great opportunity for us,” said Heidi Murkoff. “We love being able to visit these new mothers, and this is our way of showing our appreciation and support for the service members and their families.”

Murkoff and her husband, Eric, have been touring around the world and visiting U.S. military installations for more than four years now, and she claims she has no intention of stopping.

“We will definitely be coming back next year,” said Heidi Murkoff. “This started by accident four years ago, but now we look forward to every trip we take. This really is a highlight for my year.”

Along with her visit to TAMC, Heidi Murkoff also conducted multiple baby showers for expecting mothers or mothers who recently gave birth, which featured traditional baby shower activities and included a question-and-answer session between herself and the new mothers.

USO

USO

Heidi Murkoff’s visit has been organized by the USO since 2013, and it’s part of the USO’s mission of strengthening America’s military by connecting them to family, home and country.

Evident by how quickly the spots filled up for the baby showers, the program is receiving a great response from the community, and the USO is hoping to expand the program to more military installations around the world.

“The Murkoff’s visit and the Special Delivery showers provide the opportunity for military moms to bond with other moms in their communities who are going through similar experiences,” said Carlos Rowe, USO Hawaii Director. “This is an exceptional opportunity, and we are extremely happy to be able to bring this program to Hawaii and Tripler Army Medical Center.”

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