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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  • I am glad she has told her birth story to make other expectant Mums aware that tight abs suring pregnancy can in fact be a disadvantage.


  • So nice of her to be so open about what happened!


  • Wow. I hope she recovered well


  • Not a problem I had – no abs!


  • Her scar doesn’t look that big and it’s done lower so that it can be hidden under the bikini line. The scars were huge and in the middle of the stomach not too long ago. Thank goodness for advances in medical technology!


  • Her scar doesn’t actually look any bigger than mine, at least I know my flubber gut was working in my favor!


  • It’s really heard and first time hired about that


  • The Drs had a hard time feeling my bub when I was pregnant because of tight abs and I wasn’t a super fit person, I just had good abs. That couldn’t be whÿ he was an undiagnosed breech birth because they couldn’t feel him thru my abs


  • I was under the wrong impression that good abs would actually help with the delivery.

    • I thought the same. Who knew my average belly was a god send in birth


  • We do need to support all types of woman instead of putting them down!


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