I find it really interesting reading so many posts about people not planning or hosting their own baby showers. Where I'm from, it's really common and not frowned upon.
I won't be hosting my own, my mum, MIL and sister will be. Just because they've said they would want to.
But, I'm just a bit astounded that there is such a strong reaction to hosting your own baby shower. I've heard of many women hosting their own and never once have I thought negatively of them for it. Nor have I ever heard anyone else say anything negative. I guess I look at it the same as a wedding, it's typical these days to request money for a wishing well, I've never been to a wedding that's had otherwise.
Not saying that it's not frowned upon in some places, but it's 100 not where I am. Just interesting the different perspectives :