(Closed) Winter coats during pregnancy

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’ve seen some sweatshirts at goodwill but its a total game of luck – I haven’t seen any jackets yet. Maybe check some consignment stores, craigslist or local mom boards. Even ebay?

Old navy has some really cute maternity jackets. They are a bit pricey but if you get a good 20 or 30% off then it may be worth it! I keep meaning to go to burlington coat factory to see if they have anything but haven’t made it over there yet. I didn’t see any in their maternity section online.

 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I just wore my normal winter coats unzipped to accomodate for my belly.  That paired with a maternity sweater was warm enough for even the coldest winter days around here!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I tend to wear zip up sweatshirts during the winter instead of a jacket. I’ll probably continue this trend with my pregnancy. The only time I ever put on a jacket is if it was snowing (the heavy/wet kind), otherwise I refuse to wear one. I’ve got plans to invest in one or two maternity zip up sweatshirts at some point, or at least a size larger of the ones I’ve got.

I’ve just never been really bothered by cold, so this method has always worked for me.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I live in Chicago, so this is a major issue for me. Unfortunately I think I’m going to have to go all out and buy a real coat. Given that it gets so cold here on some days that my nose hairs freeze during my 6 block walk to the El, I don’t think there is any alternative.

Anyway, my plan is to do Destination Maternity. They had some decent stuff, and hopefully the next kid will be a winter baby as well and I’ll be able to re-use.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Look on eBay. I believe motherhood maternity and Old Navy each either make or have made some real winter coats. I live in the north too–sweatshirt/blazer/unzipped jacket is not going to cut it. But, If you do an ebay search you can get lucky and find a nice maternity winter coat – i checked out of curiosity a while back. (Or if you don’t want used, check one of those sites.)

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The M coat by Canadian Spirit is a perfect coat for those who really need a warm winter jacket. It has a V-shaped insert that zips in  to accomodate your belly or go over top of the baby  in a carrier and zips out to become a regular jacket when needed. You don’t have to spend money on something you will only wear a few months.

http://www.canadianspiritdownwear.com/women

http://themcoat.com/

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I live in WI and with DD #1 I wore my regular winter coat unzipped with layers underneath. I was so warm most of the time it didn’t really bother me too much.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I just bought a really nice motherhood maternity coat, new with tags, for $50 on ebay.  Retails for over $100. 🙂  I think it’ll work for NYC winters.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@julies1949:  That’s a really good design idea from whoever came up with that!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I bought a very cute black wool blend coat, like a long peacoat with a ruffle in front, from old navy which I only wore a couple times and am now selling for $40. (size L).

The other thing that worked for me was an REI parka that zipped up or down…so i could put it on, barely zip over my enormous belly, then unzip from the bottom to let the belly peek out while chest stayed covered.

 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think Old Navy is having a sale today on their fleece jackets if you don’t need anything really heavy.  

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I just bought an Old Navy puffy maternity coat it’s on sale and there is a 15% off deal today. cheap and good enough!

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