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Chrissy Teigen Captures Candid Postpartum Bath Image With Baby Esti

The model and social media star once again reminds us of the power and beauty of postpartum bodies.
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By Wyndi Kappes, Associate Editor
Updated April 17, 2023

Motherhood is a beautiful journey, but it comes with physical changes that can be challenging to embrace. For many women, accepting their postpartum bodies can be difficult, but Chrissy Teigen is here to remind us that it’s possible.

The 37-year-old recently shared a sweet postpartum moment with her daughter Esti in the bathtub, capturing it with a vulnerable photo posted to Instagram. In the picture, Teigen is shown au naturel with a towel discreetly draped over her legs, smiling at her little girl as they enjoy their bath together.

“A boob that somehow hangs all along my side and deep purple lifetime scars, but you are too perfect to worry about any of it,” she wrote in the caption of the photo.

Teigen’s post resonated with her followers, many of whom praised her for her honesty and vulnerability. One commenter pointed out that our changing bodies are a reminder of the life we created and all that we have. Another called the “life scars” proof of strength, bravery, and goodness, encouraging Teigen and all mothers to wear them proudly.

This isn’t the first time Teigen sought to normalizing a “not so picture-perfect” part of motherhood. Just a little over a week after giving birth to baby Esti Maxine via c-section, the social media sensation shared a photo of herself in a black silk dress to Instagram, complete with wet spots from breast milk leakage.

Sporting a tan hat, heeled boots and a much-needed cup of iced coffee, Teigen captioned the post, “[On my way] to bandage together both my wound and 3.8 second clips of Beyonce performing in Dubai until I get a full HBO special.”

Parents from all over the world popped into the comments to thank Teigen for proudly flaunting the realities of postpartum life. “Love that you are normalizing leaking through everything in the first weeks postpartum. You wake up at night and you’re like ‘Is it pee? Is it milk? Or is it sweat?’ So many body fluid options,” one mom joked. “The milk spots add an extra layer of authenticity to this,” another added.

Many moms sympathized with Teigen and shared their own stories of breast milk leakage and on-the-go solutions. “I didn’t have my nursing pads with me at work, once…so I stuck regular menstrual pads in my bra. Worked perfectly and were great to have as a backup, for times I forgot to bring the washable ones,” one user wrote.

Other women celebrated ditching nursing pads altogether and embracing the mess, “I’m so glad women now have the freedom to acknowledge…not hide,” added one follower, while another joked, “I remember it like it was yesterday, leaking from both boobs and my healing c-section incision. Ol’ juicy lucys just doing our best.”

But just one glimpse at baby’s face makes what one commentator referred to as the “soggy stage” beyond worth it. Teigen recently shared an adorable close-up of sleeping baby Esti melting hearts around the world. “Look at you out here looking like a baby,” she joked in the caption.

Teigen’s candid moments with her daughter serve as a reminder that postpartum bodies are beautiful and worth celebrating. While it’s natural to struggle with body image after giving birth, it’s important to remember that these changes are a testament to the incredible journey of motherhood. Find tips for learning to love your postpartum body here.

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