Prior to Seemantham ( baby shower), a pre-birth ritual called, Pumsavanam will be performed normally during the second or third month of the pregnancy, when the child in the womb shapeup and grow. Nowa days, it is performed just before starting seemantham function.
The significance of Pumsavanam being to keep the expectant mother in good shape by attaching significant importance to her eating habits and well being. In the process, the child is provided with a healthy environment through the mother.Seemantham can be performed any time between fifth and eighth month of Pregnancy. The significance of this function is to pray god for the over all well being of the child in the womb and a smooth delivery.