This Mum’s Six Pack Led To One VERY Gruesome Birth Story
Six months after giving birth, fitness Queen Chontel Duncan has revealed her rock-hard abs made it tough for doctors during an emergency caesarean section.
In a heartfelt post, the Gold Coaster shared a photo of her scar as she joked about the “downside to a strong core”.
“They struggled to rip Jeremiah from my tummy as my abs locked him in super tight as I began vomiting during the operation,” she wrote.
“This is why my scar was cut up on my right side because the surgeon had to cut me further and use forceps to successfully get Jeremiah out.”
[Part 2] I CRIED I felt like I failed... but then @sam_hiitaustralia 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 💙💚💛❤️💜
She said she cried when told she’d need a c-section, however it was her mantra to “go through all means necessary so baby feels nothing” that got her through.
Luckily for Duncan, just 20 minutes after consenting, her baby boy – Jeremiah, was delivered safely into her arms.
“To all the women out there wearing a caesarean scar, I am VERY proud of what mine means & for the beautiful gift I received through mine,” she wrote.
“They are memories of the day we all became mummies.”
The 27-year-old has kept an honest account of her introduction to parenthood on Instagram, gaining her plenty of attention.
For a laugh... My ankle/foot transformation! Fluid played such a HUGE roll in the final 3 weeks of my pregnancy, even my blood pressure increased right at the end. I started my journey at 72kg finished around 86.5kg and today (just weighed myself) at 71.8kg. So in total I put on roughly 14.5kg, which is exactly in between the bracket that my OB Matt said I would gain (12-15kg) would love to know if anyone else experienced "cankles" 😂 like this...
Throughout her pregnancy, the former Miss Universe was criticised for her slim frame, causing her to take to Instagram to remind people that every body is different.
While she faced criticism for her small bump, Duncan was quick to dispel comments that she was harming her baby.
Following the birth she shared a photo of her and another mum comparing babies and bumps writing “two healthy incredible pregnancies & now two healthy baby boys”.