What is the real meaning of baby shower?
: a party at which gifts are given to a woman who is pregnant.
Are baby showers before or after birth?
Baby showers are typically held four to six weeks before the baby’s due date—late enough that the pregnancy is well along, but likely early enough to avoid the baby arriving beforehand and disrupting the party plans. However, some people prefer to have a shower after the delivery. That way the baby can attend, as well.
Why do they call it a baby shower?
The modern baby shower originated during the 1950’s baby boom in the USA. The purpose of the celebration was (and still is) to give the mother-to-be much-needed baby items. The name baby shower comes from ‘showering the mother with gifts and love’.