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USO and What to Expect Foundation host baby shower for San Diego military moms

Posted at 8:24 PM, Aug 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-24 23:24:36-04

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (KGTV) - Relocations and deployments can put many miles between military moms and their families back home. That can mean missing out on special moments, like baby showers.

"Some people go back to have baby showers but not everyone has the resources to do that, not everyone gets one," said Emelda Biddle, an active duty servicemember at the Naval Hospital.

On Wednesday over 150 expectant mothers got a special baby shower at Camp Pendleton, organized by the USO and the What to Expect Foundation

The showers are hosted around the world, complete with food, gifts, games and a Q&A session and book signing with What to Expect author Heidi Murkoff.

Kayla Porter says the event was a blessing. Pregnant with her third child, most of her family is in North Dakota.

"It's so fun being able to celebrate with other people who understand your circumstance and they're going through the same struggle," said Porter. "They always say the Marine Corps is your family and it couldn't be more true. You love one another."

Moms received a bag of necessities for their future babies.

Next, the organization will be hosting a shower in Hawaii.