What is the baby shower etiquitte when someone is has a premie while you are pregnant?

Linda - posted on 08/01/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




My aunt and I were due 1 day apart, her baby was born early and is not expected to survive long on her own (but so far is breathing on her own). My friend has canceled my baby shower under pressure from my family which has bothered dad to be's family as they made plans to come in from out of town to celebrate for his first child (my 2nd, #1 is 8 years old). I feel guilty for having a healthy pregnancy so far and feel torn between the families. What can I do to help my aunt and family and not feel so guilty?


Tina - posted on 08/02/2012




I'd say postpone it. I know it's hard but people need to understand that your Aunty is going through a difficult time and until you know for sure whether or not bubs will be ok or maybe you could just talk to her and ask her how she feels about it. She may not want to be there but may not want to stop you from doing it who knows. You could do something small still if you wanted to. Just try not to talk about it too much around her in case it makes her upset. It's really up to you though what ever you feel is the best thing to do go with that.

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