This photo of two pregnant Australian women has gone viral for pretty obvious reasons.
The image uploaded to Instagram by Chontel Duncan and her friend Natalie shows them comparing their baby bumps, and given that they are just four weeks apart in development, the difference is crazy.
But, as Duncan notes in the post, there is no cause for concern regarding either woman.
An(d) this is where it all began… Two ladies 4-5 weeks apart in their pregnancies, both super happy & healthy, loving their journeys, embracing the changes & proud to share their growing bumps!
BUMP UPDATE ? 37 weeks…. Only 21 days to go ? Well well Little D you have caused quiet a commotion, you are most certainly making your entrance into this world noticeable. But seriously “what a week” ? did not expect that, can not believe how many people are apparently doctors, how easily people can slam a pregnant women, but more importantly how INCREDIBLE absolute strangers are. I don’t think there are any words that could describe just how humbled I am to see absolute strangers support my lifestyle, pregnancy, my unborn child & give me the respect I think I deserve for putting in the effort to maintain my habits whilst pregnant. For a women to consider falling pregnant is a HUGE decision it’s a permanent decision, not just the physical demands, the risk, but you’re preparing to sacrifice your very being to be this little persons everything for as long as you live. Then there’s conceiving, you couldn’t feel more pressure if you tried, it’s extremely difficult for so many women, I am extremely grateful I fell first go, but I am close to so many whom have struggled greatly. Now you’re pregnant the physical changes, the tests & the realisation that it’s happening is prominent. What if you’re told at 12 weeks your child is at great risk or what if you miscarry ? it’s emotionally hectic!!!! You get through all that & you know that from here on out what you feel emotionally the baby will feel, you know what you eat the baby will eat & you know that your physical health will impact the babies as he/she develops within. You make everyday the best so at the end of the journey you can hold your head high I know that you brought this little person up the best possible way you could… You realise that school did NOT set you up to understand child birth or how to prepare for a child, so you walk into this overwhelming world of preparing for parenthood. So much to learn… ? BUT wait then there’s critics, well in my case a lot of them. They pick and pull you apart, I had ppl at the beginning excited to see me blow out, see me quit at my career because apparently it’s not possible to do both… TO CONTINUE READING HIT THE LINK ? IN MY BIO (Wearing @aimn.oceania)
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It’ll probably come as no surprise whatsoever to learn that Duncan is a fitness instructor, or that she has continued to work out throughout her pregnancy.
In fact, she has been far more active than most people who aren’t even growing another person inside of them.
As reported by Elite Daily, doctors say that it is safe to work up a sweat while pregnant, so there’s no need for alarm over Duncan’s energetic routine.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.