When former Miss Universe Australia Chontel Duncan posted a photo of her baby bump next to her friend's baby bump, it went viral because the two moms-to-be had different, but equally healthy, pregnant bellies. Now, both moms featured in the photo have given birth to healthy baby boys.
Duncan, a fitness model, and her friend Nat Smith, a mother of three, posed for the photo. They were four weeks apart at the time. The photo went viral because it contained such a positive message about women's, specifically pregnant women's, bodies.
"Each woman carries differently and this most certainly doesn’t mean one is doing something wrong or not healthy,” Duncan wrote in the original viral post. “We both have healthy growing babies and we both have had incredible pregnancies so far.”
Over the weekend, Duncan shared on Instagram that she had given birth to a little boy who she named Jeremiah.
Introducing Little D Jeremiah Thomas Duncan Born: "good Friday" 8:24pm 25th March 2016 Weighing: 7'13 pounds (3.5kg) 53cm long 39weeks /2days Healthy happy baby boy, absolutely nothing medically wrong with bubba, he is extremely alert and very strong shocking the staff here with his arms and neck strength. Absolute champion on the boob & feeding very regularly no problem. My recovery is smooth also with no complications. Miah has the most incredible dad who has been my rock throughout this entire experience, without Sam I don't know if the experience would had been that successful. Sam has done basically everything and picked up the tricks, tools & just the challenging 'new born' tasks like a bloody natural. Love at first sight I have now experienced & that new found attraction to your husbands "babies daddy" I know does exists & I can't picture anything more attractive then seeing your husband nurture their new born. Thank you to my incredible team who helped us finish off what has been such an amazing experience. Also I BIG thanks for everyone for all of their supportive comments, I do read every single comment & it honestly makes me so happy and smile all day from your kind words. I love Jeremiah T Duncan so much it's crazy 💙 Thank you Mel @captured_dreams_by_melanie
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He was born less than a month after Smith gave birth to son Charlee.
Smith told Sunrise last week, "[The photo] proves that two people can have two different pregnancies and they’re not the same. It just proves that it doesn’t matter what size you are, it doesn’t mean you’re unhealthy. It just means that you have two different pregnancies. Just look at Chontel and I.”
Here's hoping Charlee and Jeremiah grow up to be best friends, too!