Fitness star and mum-of-three boys reveals the gender of her twins after terrifying health scare – as she prepares to raise five kids under six
- Australian fitness star and mum-of-three Chontel Duncan is pregnant with twins
- The 32-year-old trainer on Monday revealed she is having a boy and a girl
- Chontel is already mother to three young sons, Jeremiah, Swayde, and Paris
- The super-fit health coach told Daily Mail Australia it’s a ‘dream come true’
Pregnant fitness star Chontel Duncan has revealed the gender of her unborn twins in a heartwarming video, after facing the ‘exhausting fear’ of a ‘threatened miscarriage’.
The 33-year-old took to Instagram on Monday to share a short clip of herself and high school sweetheart, Sam, 34, surrounded by their three young sons, Jeremiah, five, Swayde, four, and one-year-old Paris, in a field near their home in Brisbane.
The loved-up couple gaze adoringly at each other before popping two confetti canons which release a burst of blue followed by a plume of pink, indicating Chontel is expecting a boy and a girl.
The accredited nutritionist, whose babies are due in late January 2022, told Daily Mail Australia she is filled with ‘so much joy’ she ‘doesn’t know where to begin’.
Australian fitness star Chontel Duncan and her high school sweetheart, Sam, are adding twins to their brood of three adorable boys: Jeremiah (right), Swayde (left) and Paris (in mum’s arms)
Chontel and Sam gazed adoringly at each other before popping two confetti canons, releasing a burst of blue followed by a plume of pink that indicates Chontel is expecting a boy and a girl
‘It’s like everything I ever manifested has come to life,’ Chontel said.
‘I’ve wanted four boys since I was little, Sam is one of four boys and his house was always wild and fun. But after having two, we started getting the urge for a little princess, so this is like a dream come true.’
When her twins are born, the founder of HIIT Station gym chain will be mum to five children under the age of six.
The accredited nutritionist (pictured) described her baby news as a ‘dream come true’
Chontel (pictured during her first trimester) has faced the ‘exhausting fear’ of ‘threatened miscarriage’ on her last two pregnancies
Asked how she juggles parenting with running a business and a wildly popular Instagram profile that boasts 1 million followers, Chontel admitted a lot of it is down to her devoted partner who has been by her side since the age of 14.
‘Sam is a very hands on husband and father. He does anything, we’re a great team,’ she said.
The happy news is all the more special given Chontel’s frightening health scares during her current and previous pregnancy with youngest son, Paris.
Chontel and husband Sam (pictured) met aged 14 and have been together ever since
The doting parents are delighted to be welcoming twins in late January 2022
The fitness queen experienced from ‘threatened miscarriage’, a common condition that occurs in 20 per cent of pregnancies before 20 weeks’ gestation which causes abdominal pain and heavy vaginal bleeding.
While the bleeding often stops, allowing a healthy pregnancy to continue, Chontel said she was struggling to cope with the reality that there is only a 50 to 83 per cent chance of carrying the baby to term.
‘To be completely open, the unknown of everyday is hard, exhausting and at times it can consume you,’ she explained.
Chontel is the founder of HIIT Station and also works as a fitness influencer
The personal trainer (pictured) says her husband Sam’s hands-on approach helps her to balance parenting with running a successful gym studio and Instagram career
‘I still live in fear and it’s exhausting having that weight over me everyday, but I have to put faith that my body will pull through. I want them here Earth side so badly.’
The super-fit body coach said she has been on ‘strict rest’ and hasn’t done any exercise since she learned she was expecting.
‘I’ve got a fantastic obstetrician and healthcare team who are taking great care of us and for that, I am truly blessed,’ she said.