Baby showers can be held at any time, though they are most commonly held early in the third trimester – somewhere around 32 weeks. This is to ensure that mum-to-be is well past the ‘danger’ period of early pregnancy but not so far progressed that there’s a real threat that she may go into labour and be unavailable on the day.
Additionally, expectant mums want to be able to enjoy the day – it is all about her, after all – and the later the baby shower is held, the higher the chance is that she’ll be feeling physically uncomfortable and less able to get into the swing of the event or participate in any baby shower games that have been planned.
Baby showers held in the last weeks of pregnancy can also have the unfortunate side-effect of unsettling guests – with every twinge and grimace mum-to-be makes, guests can become concerned that labour is imminent!
Baby showers planned for early third trimester allow mum-to-be to get the most enjoyment out of her special day and look nicely pregnant at the same time.
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