so, i had a casual talk with one of my friends yesterday after a month...she is carrying and 8months now. she got a very nice hubby and interfering inlaws but over all 'okay' inlaws. her parents are good except that she has a complaint that they are not generous in terms of spending gifts/money on her wedding and the following occassions. my friend is not money minded ..she just wants some concern from her parents through gifts and perks atleast on some special occasions. so that she wont feel odd infront of their inlaws when they give presents for her on ocasions and make snide remarks about their parents.. as they hav decided to do baby shower at hubby's place my frnd really want her parents to contribute..till now her parents havnt talked about that to her or her inlaws... its going to be that they just gonna visit on baby shower as guests...i dont know.. she doesnt know how to ask her parents to get gifts..or spend for rituals or something... as i havnt come across such things yet cud nt advise her on this. so, i leave it to the ladies here...as well, whats the basic custom that parents do for her daughter in this time? like, getting clothes,etc...???