She caused quite the stir among our readers during the week, when we shared footage of her kickboxing 36 weeks into her pregnancy, and now Australian fitness fanatic Chontel Duncan has addressed criticism of her lifestyle choices.


The mum-to-be, who is expecting a son with husband Sam, told US Weekly that she is merely taking the healthiest approach to pregnancy that she knows how.


“People think I’m harming my baby…and that I’m all about staying skinny and not nourishing my Little D [her baby]. I know it’s hard to believe that someone can carry a child the way I am, but in reality, a lot of women carry like me,” she said.




BUMP UPDATE  36 weeks... only 28 days to go  Boy do I feel pregnant, this tummy is massive, heavy, makes sitting up so difficult, rolling over in bed a funny task, trying my sneakers hard work & my back has its moments where it throbs. It's exciting because these are all NEW signs & signs that mean Little D is almost here. I'm interested to know where my waters will break hahaha... (If they do) Imagine if they broke this weekend at the hens in the valley or next weekend at my challenge break up party in the city OR while training in front of my clients hehehe... would be hilarious!!!! As of next week I have been instructed to commence some useful techniques to help bring on labour; 1) have sex daily  most hilarious convo 2) stimulate my nipples every time I use the bathroom  3) increase my raspberry leaf tablets to 6 per day  Predictions are that I'll labour around 4hrs & push for 30mins... fingers crossed these predictions are correct, that just sounds like a dream come true!!! But we will just have to wait & see... Drugs... I plan to go gas if needed, defiantly no pethidine & epidural would be considered as an absolute last resort. I want to use the shower, exercise ball, stand as much as possible & play my music to help calm any nerves of needed. I've been doing collaborative care, which is private for all of my appointments & public for delivery, then private for all post natal appointments. The public system can (if I have a completely normal delivery) send me home within 6hrs of birth  isn't that crazy to think... I could labour for 4hrs, rest for 6hrs and be at home all within 10hrs of my first active labour contraction. Watched USA "one born every min", made my husband & I get so excited. I'm defiantly going to ask to pull Little D out like Kortney Kardashian did lol & I hope to god I don't scream hahaha... I've officially gained... TO CONTINUE READING CLICK MY LINK IN MY BIO TO MY FACEBOOK.

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This was a direct response to comments that Chontel’s baby bump is ‘too small’, after she posted a shot of her pregnancy figure compared to her friend’s, although the other lady was four weeks ahead of her at the time the photo was taken.


While she may have come in for criticism, Chontel insists that she is happy in herself with her pregnancy journey.


“No comment can dull my shine. I’m literally smiling every day, and so excited,” she added.


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