My pregnancy journey: Week 13 – week 36 in my Co Gear maternity women’s workwear
Hello everyone! Leticia from Co Gear here, your weekly blogger and content creator. I’ll be signing off for a few months as I jump (or fall) into Motherhood for the second time around, with a baby boy due at the end of February. As I’ve moved (very slowly!) through my pregnancy journey, I’ve been lucky enough to test, trial and rock Co Gear's next generation maternity women's workwear range. In doing this I’ve been able to understand the technology that has gone into the features of these designs and how they’ve been made to grow with you and your baby.
From week 13 – 36 I’ve been wearing the Mae hi vis maternity workshirt in yellow and the Suzie hi vis under tummy maternity work cargo pants, and I can personally say that the comfort levels of these garments are still high. I started out with a size 8 shirt and size 6 in pants, and after a 20kg+ weight gain, I still fit into these Co Gear sizes (with other brands it's a different story).
First trimester of pregnancy
In my first trimester I found that I didn’t need a maternity workshirt, but the Suzie under tummy cargos were a welcomed relief as I couldn’t stand any tight waistbands around my tummy. The stretch waist band panels provided comfort for sitting, standing, bending etc.
Second trimester of pregnancy
During this trimester, my tummy was growing faster and the Mae maternity shirt was needed eventually to prevent the gapping and rubbing that a regular women’s workshirt would cause. I found that there was plenty of bust room, belly room, and it could be tucked in easily paired with the Suzie under tummy cargos. I felt comfortable and supported wearing these two designs together, a perfect match!
Third trimester of pregnancy
The home stretch! What can I say, my whole body is aching by this point and around the house I’m living in moomoo’s and slippers. I thought that there was no way the same Co Gear workwear that fit me 20kgs ago, would still fit me now. I was wrong. I put on my Suzie's and surprising found that they stretched comfortably to flatter my new body shape. The fabric of the pants is soft and stretchy and the waistband sits as a support under my now, very large, belly. I find the Mae workshirt to be more comfortable untucked and there’s plenty of fabric in the length of the shirt to cover me when bending and sitting. I’m impressed that there’s no gapping in the bust and the extra privacy button really helps with the fit.
I can now say from my personal experience that our maternity workwear is a winner for pregnant women! I’ve had so much fun working with our little team and being a part of revolutionising women’s maternity workwear for the last 9 months, but now it’s time to switch off and nurture my body and baby. We will still have blogs and content coming out weekly, so stay in the loop via our socials! You can find us on Facebook, Linkedin and Instagram.