Meet the super-fit model who’s just FOUR WEEKS less pregnant than her pal in this photo.
Former Miss Universe finalist and fitness model Chontel Duncan is due to give birth this month, but still has toned muscles and a lean frame.
Chontel works as a high intensity interval training instructor in Queensland, Australia, and has shocked the public as her pregnancy is barely even noticeable.
Even though Chontel still trains a few times a week, she’s always careful to avoid putting too much pressure on her back, knees and bump.
She hopes that keeping up a high level of fitness will help her prepare for the pregnancy.
The super fit expecting mum said: “Labour & the delivery is a MARATHON.
“Would you rock up to the day of your marathon unprepared? NO.
“I’m rocking up to my marathon feeling strong, healthy, fit & mentally prepared…. All these things I believe will help bring out confidence in a first time experience called Labour.”
Fitness inspiration Chontel shares pregnancy updates on social media to her followers.
She hopes to change people’s opinions on what a normal pregnancy looks like and encourage other expecting mums not to worry about their progress.
Chontel posted an incredible bump comparison photo to her Facebook page at 21 weeks.
Posing bump-to-bump with her friend Nat, who is just four weeks ahead in her pregnancy, showed just how differently women can carry their babies.
Chontel explained: “This is Nat’s 3rd pregnancy so she had a lot of great advice to share. It’s very clear in this photo just how tall I am, I mean my chin sits above Nat’s head lol
We worked out that we are 4 weeks apart, so our little ones will be the same age, same grade at school and potential best buds hehehehe….. Nat due start of March & I due end of March.
Each women carries different and this most certainly doesn’t mean one is doing something wrong or not healthy etc. We both have healthy growing babies & we both have had incredible pregnancies so far, feeling amazing & full of energy. “
“I couldn’t care less how my body is affected.
“I respect my body, I’m disciplined, I look after my health and it was MOST CERTAINLY not to be a silly size 0…
“I’m feeling very much in tune with my body, every squishy bit, every wider part & of course with my incredible blessing ‘my baby bump’, I love all the changes & could not feel happier.”
She said she would share her story to ‘shed some light on the journey of my active pregnancy’ and ‘not frighten women to conceive, because they are worried about all those ridiculous views.’
‘I’ve started a few extra supplements, I ran it all by Dr McBeth (my OB) & he gave me the big smile of approval. He’s amazing & couldn’t be more encouraging, have us leaving each appt feeling more confident & support my fit pregnancy anymore [sic].’
‘My energy is still the same as if I wasn’t pregnant, sleeping like normal, not waking up to pee or I’m not peeing constantly, training is still full on BUT my body is definitely heavier 7.4kg increase so far, my pelvis is shifty & I’m finding my tummy getting super tight/hard [sic].’
Her obstetrician was completely fine with her ‘physical lifestyle’ and that she was being ‘super cautious’ on her back.
At 36 weeks pregnant Chontel has said “Boy do I feel pregnant, this tummy is massive, heavy, makes sitting up so difficult, rolling over in bed a funny task, trying my sneakers hard work & my back has its moments where it throbs. It’s exciting because these are all NEW signs & signs that mean Little D is almost here. “
She revealed her plans for the birth and the techniques she has been “instructed” to use to bring on labour which include having sex daily, stimulating her nipples each time she uses the bathroom and increasing her raspberry leaf tablets to six per day.
She also plans on using the shower and exercise ball, will only have an epidural as ‘an absolute last resort’ and hopes to pull her baby out like Kourtney Kardashian.
‘I’m feeling very much in tune with my body, every squishy bit, every wider part & of course with my incredible blessing “my baby bump”, I love all the changes & could not feel happier,’ she said.
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