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If you are, or were, pregnant over the winter...

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generalunrest Mon 14-Sep-09 20:17:24

...what are you/did you do about a winter coat?

It might seem a really minor problem, considering all the other stuff that needs sorting/worrying about, but I think I'm fixating on it to blot out all the other shite grin

I'm due in early Jan and got an 8 YO DD who was born at start of Dec, but I can't remember for the life of me what I did when I was preg with her! I have to walk an hour a day to take DD to/from school and can't afford to get a huge tent of a coat just for a few months.

Any help would be appreciated smile

fuzzywuzzy Mon 14-Sep-09 20:18:38

I bought a loose fit coat one size up...it did the job.

hanaflowerhatestheDM Mon 14-Sep-09 20:21:21

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HeadFairy Mon 14-Sep-09 20:25:01

I guess it depends what kind of coat you mean. Something for walking that'll keep you warm? I tend to chuck on dh's North Face coat which is huge and has plenty of room... I don't have a smart one yet, so I'll watch with interest (though I don't do nearly as much walking as you!)

allaboutme Mon 14-Sep-09 20:26:37

Got a big one a few sizes bigger than my normal size from Primark and chucked it at the end!

littleomar Mon 14-Sep-09 20:28:20

i had a chocolate brown north face down jacket. a kind colleague pointed out that i looked like a malteser. when it finally wouldn't do up, i left it undone and tied a pashmina thing round my middle.

HeadFairy Mon 14-Sep-09 20:29:34

could something like this work? Maybe not exactly this style, but something similar? It looks like it could accommodate a bump.

Ewe Mon 14-Sep-09 20:30:16

I just got a cheap primark one a couple of sizes bigger and used loads of scarves. I couldn't bring myself to spend too much money on a one season coat!

elliepac Mon 14-Sep-09 20:30:56

I just went up a couple of sizes in a cheap coat and then made sure if it was particularly cold that wore big thick jumper etc.

Ewe Mon 14-Sep-09 20:31:22

These New Look ones aren't too bad cost wise though

PinkTulips Mon 14-Sep-09 20:31:25

I have january and february babies and i never bought a coat for either.... my body temp goes nuts when preg, with dd i had dp frozen to death as i had every door and window open constantly. With ds2 i wasn't as bad but still found dp's hoodies were warm enough... too warm sometimes shock

Weegle Mon 14-Sep-09 20:33:13

I'm likely to have the babies delivered just before Christmas so admittedly not a whole winter but I'm not going to bother. I find pregnancy hot, and have bought a thick chunky long cardigan and was just going to go with layers, scarf etc.

EldonAve Mon 14-Sep-09 20:33:19

I just wore a fleece

MrFlibble Mon 14-Sep-09 20:34:40

Im due Dec 11th and ive just bought my Winter coat from Red Herring maternity, its navy blue wool mix in a military style. Its my new favourite thing, trouble is the day after I bought it the weather suddenly decides to be nice and sunny, so havent had chance to wear it yet

cockles Mon 14-Sep-09 20:36:41

I almost never do my coats up anyway, so just wore them with a scarf.

screamingskull Mon 14-Sep-09 20:38:00

like others i found my temprature soared so just wore a thick long cardigan.

ClaraDeLaNoche Mon 14-Sep-09 20:39:29

I had a lovely cape which was also good if you wanted to spin round.

LadyoftheBathtub Mon 14-Sep-09 20:42:32

I had a long, knee-length, Bench knitted hooded cardigan thingy which stretched over the bump and zipped up. If that wasn't enough on its own I would add a normal coat on top and just do up the top buttons.

I wore my Bench thing to bits and could really do with another one for this pg actually <goes a-googling>

Egg Mon 14-Sep-09 20:48:40

When I was pregnant with DTs (born Jan) I got a lovely winter coat in M&S but bought a size 14 (am normally a 10). Then I donated it to my lucky sister once I had given birth smile.

With DS1 (born Feb) I just wore normal coats but unbuttoned I think, definitely had no maternity coat / jacket etc.

ohnelly Mon 14-Sep-09 20:55:48

I just stole my boyfriends or wore a fleece

TabithaTwitchet Mon 14-Sep-09 21:01:08

I bought one two sizes up from a charity shop. I think I did stretch it slightly...

carrielou2007 Mon 14-Sep-09 22:00:45

Too hot with dd (born Jan) just had fleeces and cardis, I don't feel so warm though this time due 7th Jan. I've bought a 3/4 length parka style coat mamas and papas from ebay £2.20 grin to cover me if it rains/windy, on days off dd and I will walk 3.9 miles to town. I tried on a big waterproof coat but felt like a teletubby in it!! Bought a scrummy warm hoodyt from Next and waterproof gloves for pushing the buggy.

maygirl Mon 14-Sep-09 22:05:20

I've just bought a Swing coat, £25 in tesco. Hoping it will do for pregnancy and after. Its fitted round the chest but then flares out quite a bit.

Hollyoaks Mon 14-Sep-09 22:08:45

I bought a long straight smart coat but its only got three buttons at the top so bump stuck out over the winter time. I wear it when not pg too as its not maternity but if you feel the cold your belly may turn blue. I was like an oven when pg and this coat was sufficient. smile

LadyOfTheFlowers Mon 14-Sep-09 22:09:51

A huge mens hoodie from H&M. I was always too hot for anything more.

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