Baby shower?

Has anyone out there not had a baby shower because of religion or superstition? 
I am Jewish and most women in my faith do not have baby showers. I understand why. It would be horrible if something were to happen to the baby and you are stuck with all this stuff. My mother had a stillborn baby before me and she had always said, thank god I didn't have a baby shower. But we can't live life by the 'What Ifs" right?