Quoting LexrexAndDomorex:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lotus Mama:</b>" Here noone throws thier own shower. It would ... [snip!] ... help that is fine but i am not going to ask nor hold anyone accountable for throwing a baby shower for me when that time comes."
In English culture a shower is about showering someone with gifts (whether it is for a new bride or a new baby) it is considered tacky to have your own because it is basically like asking people for presents!
But I know in different cultures there are different customs so I would just do whatever is tradidtional for you.