A photo of two friends comparing baby bellies has proved that when it comes to pregnancy, every body is different.

The discussion started after Australian fitness model Chontel Duncan, who was 21 weeks pregnant, posed belly-to-belly for a photo with her friend Nat, who was four weeks further along in her pregnancy.

Highlighting differences in each woman's shape and size, the image prompted Duncan to share a few home truths about pregnancy.

"Each woman carries different, and this most certainly doesn't mean one is doing something wrong or not healthy" she wrote. "We both have healthy growing babies, and we both have had incredible pregnancies so far, feeling amazing and full of energy."

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I was surprised with a cute visit today from a friend Nat who is also expecting ?? Just being able to see someone in the flesh, rub her tummy, hear how incredible her journey has been so far, how healthy baby is & all the fun talk about kicks, food, names etc was beautiful. This is Nat's 3rd pregnancy so she had a lot of great advice to share ?? It's very clear in this photo just how tall I am, I mean my chin sits above Nat's head lol 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. #21.5weeks #expecting #march2016 #pregnant #love #happiness #Babyduncan A photo posted by SnapChat???? ChontelDuncan (@chontelduncan) on Nov 13, 2015 at 5:36pm PST

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Duncan, who is experiencing pregnancy for the first time, said she was grateful for advice from her friend, who was expecting her third child.

The fitness enthusiast later shared an update, posting a pic to Instagram of her pregnancy figure a month away from her due date.

BUMP UPDATE 🍼 36 weeks... only 28 days to go 🙊 Boy do I feel pregnant, this tummy is massive, heavy, makes sitting up so difficult, rolling over in bed a funny task, trying my sneakers hard work & my back has its moments where it throbs. It's exciting because these are all NEW signs & signs that mean Little D is almost here. I'm interested to know where my waters will break hahaha... (If they do) Imagine if they broke this weekend at the hens in the valley or next weekend at my challenge break up party in the city OR while training in front of my clients hehehe... would be hilarious!!!! As of next week I have been instructed to commence some useful techniques to help bring on labour; 1) have sex daily 🙉 most hilarious convo 2) stimulate my nipples every time I use the bathroom 🙊 3) increase my raspberry leaf tablets to 6 per day 💊 Predictions are that I'll labour around 4hrs & push for 30mins... fingers crossed these predictions are correct, that just sounds like a dream come true!!! But we will just have to wait & see... Drugs... I plan to go gas if needed, defiantly no pethidine & epidural would be considered as an absolute last resort. I want to use the shower, exercise ball, stand as much as possible & play my music to help calm any nerves of needed. I've been doing collaborative care, which is private for all of my appointments & public for delivery, then private for all post natal appointments. The public system can (if I have a completely normal delivery) send me home within 6hrs of birth 😳 isn't that crazy to think... I could labour for 4hrs, rest for 6hrs and be at home all within 10hrs of my first active labour contraction. Watched USA "one born every min", made my husband & I get so excited. I'm defiantly going to ask to pull Little D out like Kortney Kardashian did lol & I hope to god I don't scream hahaha... I've officially gained... TO CONTINUE READING CLICK MY LINK IN MY BIO TO MY FACEBOOK.📲

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-nzherald.co.nz