Fit mum Chontel Duncan shares how doctor’s struggled to deliver her baby boy.
Australian personal trainer, Chontel Duncan, gave birth to her son Jeremiah via an emergency C-section, after complications left her unable to give birth vaginally as she had hoped.
Now, seven months on, she has opened up about her birth experience and revealed that her strong core actually made it difficult for doctors to deliver her son.
She wrote on Instagram, “I CRIED I felt like I failed… but then Sam reminded me of my mantra which was “to go through all means necessary so baby feels nothing” & I smiled.
With confidence I signed the forms & within 20mins had my baby in my arms.
They struggled to rip Jeremiah from my tummy as my abs locked him in super tight as I began vomiting during the operation.
This is why my scar was cut up on my right side because the surgeon had to cut me further an use forceps to successfully get Jeremiah out. Perhaps a down side to a strong core.
I healed according to my doctor normally, my scar isn’t small, it’s quiet large & I can feel in the centre scar tissue, I tried Bepanthen Scar Treatment & Skincerity breathable masque an this is what I have been left with.
I would love 3 more children & I will always try for a vaginal birth with each one.
So to all the women out there wearing a cesarean scar, I am VERY proud of what mine means & for the beautiful gift I received through mine. They are memories of the day we all became mummies.”
Chontel has also since shared that she didn’t receive a great response after posting about her experience, “Sharing a very short brief over on my birth of Jeremiah last week & exposing my Caesarian scar has been the interest of many news articles.
What’s so disgusting though is seeing other women rip me to shreds, what ever happen to women empowerment? I will never stop leading by example in hopes that I can change this nasty behaviour that seems to still exists.
I remember posting a photo of Kim K months ago & receiving so much hate for supporting her, when my post was innocently giving her praise over her post baby bod.
My message is that we need to support each other more & stop bashing other women down.”
Good on her for being real about her own journey. No two birth stories are ever the same and we always love reading about them all.
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