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How far along should I be before having a baby shower? What is the norm?

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Asked by Arianiaer at 12:35 PM on Mar. 15, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • typically some time in your last trimester

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 12:39 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • I had mine in my 8th month.

    Answer by MarrsBar211989 at 12:40 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • I agree with peanut. I've seen them as late as a month to a few weeks before thier due date (which isn't bad because you know what the baby will be by then, hopefully! lol). I've also seen people wait until the baby is here and that way it gives an opportunity for everyone to see and hold the baby they're having the shower for!

    Answer by sandypops at 12:41 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • about 8 months--lots of good preggo games too

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:44 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • I had mine at about 7 months. It was great bc we knew what we were having already so we got a ton of great clothes. But we also had time to get things that we wanted but did not get at the shower.

    Answer by Carajust at 12:45 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • Another thing about waiting...reduced risk of miscarriage.

    My family doesn't do baby showers. They consider them bad luck. Gifts are instead given at the christening party.

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:48 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • I had mine in my 8th month.

    Answer by LokisMama at 12:50 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • I was about 7 1/2 months or so.

    Answer by wildflowers25 at 12:53 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • im having mine the day before im 8 months

    Answer by neonangel2188 at 1:02 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • 7.5 to 8.5 months is the norm. I always had min 7 to 7.5 months because my babies tend to come early and I needed to see what was left for me to buy before the baby arrived.

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 1:09 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

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