Designs On— Birth

Pop icon Janet Jackson once belted out, “Gimme the beat!” Good news for expecting mothers: they can now get the beat, without having to break out eye-popping dance moves or pay begrudging homage to the 1980s.

Enter HeartBeat, an outerwear line designed to be worn over standard clothing. When the mom-to-be experiences pain or discomfort related to pregnancy, she can sheath herself in the hood and listen to the baby’s heartbeat—for instant peace of mind and to remind herself why she is having him or her (or them).

HeartBeat doubles as protection against the elements and avian “accidents.”