Fit Mom Chontel Duncan Says Doctors 'Struggled' to Deliver Her Son Via C-Section Because of Her Tight Abs
Chontel Duncan didn’t expect to have a C-section scar, but she couldn’t be more proud of it.
“They struggled to rip Jeremiah from my tummy as my abs locked him in super tight as I began vomiting during the operation,” Duncan explains. “This is why my scar was cut up on my right side because the surgeon had to cut me further an[sic] use forceps to successfully get Jeremiah out.”
“Perhaps a down side to a strong core.”
Duncan, who owns multiple gyms in Australia with her husband, says she was horrified when she first found out that she would have to undergo a C-section—”I CRIED I felt like I failed”—but now she loves the scar that remains.
“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,” she says. “They are memories of the day we all became mummies.”
And Duncan hopes to have a few more kids — though she’s going to try for a vaginal delivery in the future.
“I would love 3 more children & I will always try for a vaginal birth with each one,” she says.