Peta Murgatroyd Gets Real About Her Post-Pregnancy Body

The fiancee of Maksim Chmerkovskiy reveals that her body didn't immediately 'shrink right back' over a week after giving birth to first child Shai Alexander.

AceShowbiz - New mom %cPeta Murgatroyd% has finally opened up about her post-pregnancy body since welcoming first son Shai Alexander. The fiancee of %cMaksim Chmerkovskiy% took to her Instagram account on Sunday, January 15 to share a picture of her swollen tummy after giving birth to the baby boy nearly two weeks ago.

Peta revealed in the caption that her body didn't immediately "shrink right back" when she left the hospital on Thursday, January 12. "Real life: I took this photo 8 days post birth," she began. "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 two-time champion of "Dancing with the Stars" continued. "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," she said, adding the hashtags, "#yesihaveascrunchieinmyhair #shaiiswortheverypound."

Peta and fiance Maksim decided to wait to share photos of their newborn baby. She previously posted a photo of baby bedding set along with the caption which read, "We can't wait to share him with you, but for the first most crucial weeks of his life we're just keeping him for ourselves and soaking up these moments," Peta added. "Thank you for your patience and all of your love."

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