Fitness guru, Chontel Duncan, has revealed her six-pack was so tight that it caused problems during her labour.
The Brisbane-based personal trainer who was criticised for having such a small baby bump said she had to have a caesarean section to deliver her son Jeremiah because her body locked him in.
Posting a picture of her surgery scar on Instagram, she wrote: 'They struggled to rip Jeremiah from my tummy as my abs locked him in super tight as I began vomiting during the operation. 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.'
Although, she was hoping for a vaginal birth she said she had to remind herself of her mantra “go through all means necessary so baby feels nothing.” When doctors recommended the emergency surgery she immediately signed the forms.
“So to all the women out there wearing a caesarean scar, I am VERY proud of what mine means and for the beautiful gift I received through mine,” she wrote. “They are memories of the day we all became mummies.”