Post # 1
So I just took my mid-afternoon walk and was wearing one of my normal fall coats. It was so tight!! Now that I’m not getting any smaller, I’m pretty sure I’ll need a new winter coat. I’m due in February, right in the brutal cold of winter. What are you ladies doing for coats during your 2nd/3rd trimester?? If I have to buy something, I’d want it to be cheap. Has anyone had luck at Goodwill or anything?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Post # 9
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
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
@julies1949: That’s a really good design idea from whoever came up with that!
Post # 12
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 # 13
@Mrs.KMM: @julies1949: wow that IS a really neat design.
Thanks for the suggestions ladies!
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I think Old Navy is having a sale today on their fleece jackets if you don’t need anything really heavy.
Post # 16
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!