Peta is empowering mamas everywhere!

source: Instagram

Dancing with the Stars fans rejoiced earlier this month when costars turned real-life couple Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd announced the birth of their new baby, Shai.

Just two weeks later, the DWTS pro-dancer took to Instagram to upload a pic of her post-baby bod. The refreshing and realistic picture has been receiving an overwhelming positive response from fans and followers.

In the post, Murgatroyd wrote,

 “Real life: I took this photo 8 days post birth. I left the hospital looking 5 months pregnant. Many people think a woman should shrink right back to her pre-birth weight immediately. That is just not the truth for most.The female body is incredible and resilient, but healing and strengthening take time. Now it’s time for patience and hard work. Lots of love to all the new mamas out there on the journey. #yesihaveascrunchieinmyhair #shaiiswortheverypound”

The couple has yet to release a photo of their son, but we can only imagine that with that gene pool, he will be a little bundle of talented cuteness. Regardless, we are loving the body positivity…and the scrunchie shout-out! Congrats to the happy couple!

[related_post themes=”flat”]

Allie Bush is a Contributing Writer at Femestella. She is interested in creating and sharing entertaining and engaging content, in whatever form it may take. She is a proud TV junkie and in her spare time can be found watching late night talk shows, talking about Chrissy Teigen or Amy Poehler, or eating off of other people’s plates.

Categories: Celebrities