A WOMAN has posted her fitness pregnancy photos online in the hope of showing women around the world that everyone carries their bump differently.
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 and has shocked the public as her pregnancy is barely 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 194,000 followers.
She hopes to change people’s opinions on what a normal pregnancy looks like and encourage other expectant mums not to worry about their progress.
At her 21st week of pregnancy, radiant Chontel posted an incredible bump comparison photo to her Facebook page.
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: “Each woman carries different and this most certainly doesn’t mean one is doing something wrong or not healthy.”
Even though Chontel works in the fitness and modelling industry, she’s not worried about how pregnancy will affect her body.
When she was six months pregnant, she claimed: “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.”