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Model Proves Every Pregnant Body Is Different In Viral Photo

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Fitness model Chontel Duncan posts a photo that shows just how different each pregnancy can be

Every pregnant body is different – and the shape and size of that body really says nothing about whether one mom is “healthier” than the next. Fitness model decided to make this point by posting a photo of herself and a good friend standing belly-to-belly during their pregnancies.

The photo was posted a few months ago, when the friends were 21 weeks and 25 weeks, respectively. That’s only a four week difference in the progression of their pregnancies, but the photo will show just how different some women carry:

This is Chontel’s first pregnancy, and she’s a fitness model. Her body clearly does not represent that of your average pregnant woman. Her friend is on pregnancy number three. I absolutely love this image, and not because my body looked anything like Chontel’s — it didn’t. She’s just so body positive — her enthusiasm and acceptance of their different bodies is kind of contagious. “Just being able to see someone in the flesh, rub her tummy, hear how incredible her journey has been so far, how healthy baby is & all the fun talk about kicks, food, names etc was beautiful,” she writes. “This is Nat’s 3rd pregnancy so she had a lot of great advice to share.”

“Each women carries different and this most certainly doesn’t mean one is doing something wrong or not healthy etc,” Chontel says.”We both have healthy growing babies & we both have had incredible pregnancies so far, feeling amazing & full of energy.” The human body is amazing. What a woman’s body goes through during pregnancy is nothing short of incredible. Let’s be positive and supportive about those changes.

Here’s what Chontel looks like now at 36 weeks:

On a post on her Facebook page she says she’s gained 22 pounds: “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.”

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