Happy #BumpDay! Pregnancy bellies come in all shapes and sizes and should never be judged by how they look. It’s important to realize that not every baby bump will look the same, as not every pregnancy is the same!
Chontel Duncan, a fitness enthusiast and model, proved this point when she was 39 weeks pregnant with her first child last year. She posted this photo, alongside her friend who was due just four weeks earlier, to show how different baby bumps can look!
Most baby bumps don’t start showing until the second trimester. Taller women usually have narrower pregnant bellies while shorter women carry wider, according to John Thoppil, M.D. There are many more factors that can affect how baby bumps look, including your age, height, how many children you’ve had, and how physically fit you are.
“Each women [sic] carries different and this most certainly doesn’t mean one is doing something wrong or not healthy,” Duncan said. “We both have healthy growing babies & we both have had incredible pregnancies so far, feeling amazing & full of energy.”
Now pregnant with her second baby, Duncan still champions body positivity on her Instagram.
We agree with her- every baby bump is beautiful!