As a professional dancer, Peta Murgatroyd, may be as fit as they come but she wants to remind you that even TV stars are real women and to check your expectations about what female bodies do after giving birth.
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The Dancing with the Stars post-partum selfie, captioning it “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.”
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