Peta Murgatroyd is fighting back against perceptions of how a new mom's body should look, posting an unretouched selfie taken 17 days after giving birth to her son Shai Aleksander with Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
"I definitely don't have my 6 pack," she wrote on Instagram, "and I still have excess skin and rolls on my belly, however I feel good."
The pro dancer has written before on social media, "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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Following up on that, she wrote on her latest "after" pictures, "Ladies, we all have to start somewhere...being an athlete I pride myself on having a lean, strong physique, so believe me this has been a challenge to work through, but as long as you have a loving support network around you, you will be fine ❤".
Looks like she is well on her way to regaining the body she wants!