Baby Showers After the Baby's Born
Some people are surprised to learn that many baby showers happen after the baby has been born.
Actually, this is quite common because, in addition to having the shower itself, this timing affords guests the wonderful opportunity to actually see the baby (and make all kinds of goo goo gaa gaa noises that we all love to make!).
Holding a post-birth shower may also work out better in light of other factors noted above, such as climate, and preferences of the parents-to-be.