Fit mom and Instagram guru Chontel Duncan has revealed that her rock-hard abs actually made giving birth harder.
The Australia-based personal trainer first made headlines for rocking a full set of abs during her pregnancy— but the 27-year-old has now confessed that her well-honed tum did cause complications.
[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 💙💚💛❤️💜
On her Instagram, she shared a snap of her caesarean section scar, as well as the caption: “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 and use forceps to successfully get Jeremiah out.
“Perhaps a down side to a strong core.”
Chontel gave birth her son Jeremiah in March, via an emergency C-section.