A former Miss Universe, famed for boasting a full set of abs during her pregnancy, struggled to give birth because of how toned she is. Australian-based personal trainer Chontel Duncan had complications during labour because of her rock-hard stomach.
The 27-year-old was told by doctors that she'd have to have a c-section. And on Friday she shared on Instagram the fact that her muscular physique meant that she "locked" her baby in, and caused her to vomit.
“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. “Perhaps a down-side to a strong core.”
Luckily, Chontel's son Jeremiah was delivered within 20 minutes, and didn't suffer. He was born in March, but the super-fit mum has only just shared the details of her difficult birth.
The personal trainer said that above all she's just happy to become a mother.