4 Weeks Apart?! This Belly-to-Belly Pic Proves Every Bump Is Different

It's nearly impossible to believe these two women are just four weeks apart in their pregnancies.
Chontel Duncan/Instagram

I recall going belly-to-belly with my college roommate when we were both expecting. For me, it was a second pregnancy; for her, it was the first. And I was HUGE and she was tiny. Although I was due first, we were only about four weeks apart. Argh. (P.S. She is taller than me!)

Now a new photo of fitness trainer Chontel Duncan and her friend comparing pregnant bellies drives the point home that every pregnancy is different, and will do very different things to your body.

In the image, we see soon-to-be first-time mom Duncan standing belly-to-belly with her (brave) friend Nat, who is expecting her third child. Duncan, who is over 6 feet tall, captioned the photo in part:

"We worked out that we are 4 weeks apart, so our little ones will be the same age, same grade at school and potential best buds hehehehe..... Nat's due start of March & I'm due end of March. Each women carries different and this most certainly doesn't mean one is doing something wrong or not healthy etc. We both have healthy growing babies & we both have had incredible pregnancies so far, feeling amazing & full of energy."

The Australian trainer is now 36 weeks along, and is thankfully showing, along with her abdominal muscles. But I guess that's what seven-days-a-week workouts during pregnancy will do for you.

Chontel Duncan/Instagram

The takeaway: Pregnancy looks different on everyone. Some of us are tall, lean, and look like we swallowed a basketball while expecting and gain about 20 pounds total. Others of us get puffy all over, look nine-months-pregnant by the second trimester, and refuse to step on a scale unless at gun point.

But hey, as long as the baby is healthy, who cares?

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Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.

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