Por Alvaro Valenzuela
14 marzo, 2016

Aunque no lo parezca estas dos mujeres esperan a un hijo con pocas semanas de diferencia…

¿Qué tienen estas dos mujeres en común? Los dos están embarazadas y aunque lo creas o no, tienen sólo cuatro semanas de diferencia. La mujer de la izquierda es Chontel Duncan, una modelo de fitness y ex concursante de Miss Universo Australia. En esta foto tomada en noviembre cuando Duncan tenía 21 semanas de embarazo. Ella dará a luz a finales de marzo de 2016. La mujer de la derecha es su amiga Natalie Smith, que a principios de marzo tuvo a su tercer hijo.

La foto en cuestión se volvió viral y ha recorrido todo el mundo. Esto escribió la modelo:

“Cada mujer lleva [el embarazo] de manera diferente y esto ciertamente no significa que uno está haciendo algo mal o no saludable. Ambastenemos bebés creciendo sanamente y las dos hemos tenido embarazos increíbles hasta ahora”.

Duncan usa su cuenta de Instagram para mostrar que los embarazos sanos pueden venir en muchas formas y tamaños diferentes.

Y aunque  la mayoría de los comentaristas han sido positivos, muchos han criticado a Duncan por hacer ejercicio durante el embarazo, aunque los médicos dicen que hacerlo es, casi siempre, totalmente seguro.

“Una vez que quedó claro para mí (a través de mis mensajes de redes sociales) lo lejano que era ver a un embarazo llevado a cabo como el mío, me hizo pensar ‘Tal vez debería seguir documentando mi embarazo porque parece que estamos engañados haciéndonos creer que somos más frágiles de lo que realmente somos’. Perdemos la concentración en uno de los componentes más importantes (de un embarazo saludable) mantenernos físicamente y mentalmente fuerte”.

-Chontel Duncan, al portal Today-

Esta es una de las fotos más recientes de Duncan y muestra como está su cuerpo a las 37 semanas a tan sólo 21 días de dar a luz. Además criticó a muchos de sus detractores

BUMP UPDATE 37 weeks…. Only 21 days to go Well well Little D you have caused quiet a commotion, you are most certainly making your entrance into this world noticeable. But seriously "what a week" did not expect that, can not believe how many people are apparently doctors, how easily people can slam a pregnant women, but more importantly how INCREDIBLE absolute strangers are. I don't think there are any words that could describe just how humbled I am to see absolute strangers support my lifestyle, pregnancy, my unborn child & give me the respect I think I deserve for putting in the effort to maintain my habits whilst pregnant. For a women to consider falling pregnant is a HUGE decision it's a permanent decision, not just the physical demands, the risk, but you're preparing to sacrifice your very being to be this little persons everything for as long as you live. Then there's conceiving, you couldn't feel more pressure if you tried, it's extremely difficult for so many women, I am extremely grateful I fell first go, but I am close to so many whom have struggled greatly. Now you're pregnant the physical changes, the tests & the realisation that it's happening is prominent. What if you're told at 12 weeks your child is at great risk or what if you miscarry it's emotionally hectic!!!! You get through all that & you know that from here on out what you feel emotionally the baby will feel, you know what you eat the baby will eat & you know that your physical health will impact the babies as he/she develops within. You make everyday the best so at the end of the journey you can hold your head high I know that you brought this little person up the best possible way you could… You realise that school did NOT set you up to understand child birth or how to prepare for a child, so you walk into this overwhelming world of preparing for parenthood. So much to learn… BUT wait then there's critics, well in my case a lot of them. They pick and pull you apart, I had ppl at the beginning excited to see me blow out, see me quit at my career because apparently it's not possible to do both… TO CONTINUE READING HIT THE LINK IN MY BIO (Wearing @aimn.oceania)

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“…No puedo creer como tantas personas aparentemente son doctores, como fácilmente personas pueden insultar a una mujer embarazada pero lo más importante lo INCREÍBLE que gente desconocida puede ser. Creo que no tengo palabras que puedan describir cuan honrada me siento de ver que gente desconocida apoye mi estilo de vida, embarazo, mi hijo no nacido y me den el respeto que merezco por hacer un esfuerzo por mantener mis hábitos mientras estoy embarazada…”

De todas formas Duncan dijo que a pesar de su figura delgada y musculosa “no le podía importar menos” cómo su apariencia física se ve afectada por el embarazo:

BUMP UPDATE "29 weeks" only 77 days to go… What have we become? When did it become ok to find joy in the hopes that one will lose who they were because they are now pregnant? It's not rocket science people… it's just pregnancy. Its something us female were designed to do. It's not "oh I'm pregnant let me accept that I must now sit down, switch off me & go get big an FAT. Where the heck is this coming from lol? It blows my mind HOW many people have told me that "this person" & "that person" are talking literally waiting, sitting on the edge of their seats excited to see me fall, get fat, lose all of my hard work, realise I can't keep working, won't be able to continue training, my business will flop because I won't be able to keep up both roles & mostly flip out emotionally because I'm not longer ripped. Do women actually think that pregnancy will ruin who they are? I'm so ok achieving some stretch marks, increasing my hips, having to take a break from work, learning something completely foreign to me, giving my vagina a bloody challenge lol, my body changing, my training decreasing & being challenged to master this little man arriving in just 77 days. I fell pregnant on purpose I couldn't care less how my body is effected, I respect my body, I'm disciplined, I look after my health and it was MOST CERTAINLY not to be a silly size 0, it was so when I fall pregnant, I fall at my absolute healthiest to grow the most healthiest little person possible & I'm pretty dam proud of my efforts! I will continue to share my story so it hopefully will shed some light on the journey of my active pregnancy an not frighten women to conceive, because they are worried about all those ridiculous views. I can't share anything too exciting from the week just gone because it all still feels pretty much the same. Little D is kicking my right top ab & holy cow it's painful, it's like a constant burning tearing sensation My husband is determined for me to stay standing throughout labour & deliver on all fours then he asks my OB an Dr McBeth hands down agrees with him. So apparently I'm attempting that CLICK MY LINK IN MY BIO TO READ ON….

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“…Respeto mi cuerpo, soy disciplinada, cuido de mi salud y LO HAGO SIN DUDA no para ser talla cero…”

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