Quoting BeautyLies21:" I just wanted to get other peoples opinion on when to have a baby shower. My mom and grandma believe ... [snip!] ... since they are my elders and they are paying and planning the baby shower. But I just want others opinions on the matter. "
I am a FIRM believer in having showers after baby is born. For 2 reasons:
1 ) newborns dont need much. a couple sleepers, bottles, soap, diapers. most of which arent typical shower gifts anyways.
2 ) I know 2 people (my mom is one of them) who had baby showers when they were only a couple of weeks away from their due date. In both cases they had very healthy pregnancy the whole time and in both cases they delivered stillborn babies. Obviously its not bc they had a shower before hand that their babies did not survive, but it would be pretty horrible having all this baby stuff around and no baby. You just never know!
Not to mention, dont people want to come to a shower to "shower" the baby with love and presents and snuggles? not the mom lol