Maternity Coats and Jackets for a Warm and Stylish Pregnancy
Stay warm all the way through your pregnancy with a cosy maternity coat. Whether you're expecting a winter baby or not, you'll find that at some point over the nine months, you need a jacket or coat. eBay has a collection of maternity jackets to suit all your needs, and to keep you going strong right up until your little one is born.Types of maternity coats and jackets
You'll find several types of maternity outerwear available to carry you through your pregnancy. Here are some of the items that you might want to add to your wardrobe:
- A maternity winter coat is warm and thick, often made of wool. For comfort and style, these coats often have a fit and flare shape, with plenty of excess fabric to fit your bump.
- All sorts of maternity jackets can be purchased. A waterproof, padded maternity jacket is great for walks in the country.
- A maternity raincoat is a necessity if you live in an area with lots of rain. This will keep you safe and dry.
- A maternity parka is padded for extra warmth, and usually comes with a fur-lined hood. It's a good option for windy days.
Before splashing out on a whole new wardrobe, consider the timing of your pregnancy. If winter coincides with your first trimester, then you probably won't need a specific maternity coat. However, you may want to buy a lighter weight, maternity spring jacket to see you through the showers and breezes of March and April. On the other hand, if you're expecting a winter or springtime baby, then you will need to get something heavy to help get through winter.Can you wear your maternity coat after your baby arrives?
If you want a really practical option, look for a 3 in 1 mid-weight maternity parka. These unique maternity coats come with an extra kangaroo panel that can be zipped into place at the front. After your baby's been born, this panel gives you the space to use your coat for babywearing, with plenty of room for your sling or carrier.How does a maternity coat accommodate overheating?
Pregnancy can be a time when your internal thermometer goes a bit haywire. For this reason, many maternity coats come with removable linings or shells. This allows you to easily put on the full coat if you're feeling cold, then strip off a layer once you start to get uncomfortably warm.