Natalie Portman and Jaime King were among the friends who turned out for Rachel Bilson's baby shower over the weekend (30-31Aug14).

The actress is expecting a baby with her boyfriend Hayden Christensen and her pals gathered in Los Angeles on Sunday (31Aug14) ahead of the tot's arrival.

The party was held at a private home in the city and guests included friends and family, as well as her pals Portman and King, according to Usmagazine.com.

A source tells the website, "Instead of gifts, everyone brought a birth bead. Each person gave her a piece of advice and a blessing along with the bead. She will use the beads for strength during labour."