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If you're on the hunt for an unfiltered, unapologetically real, totally relatable take on postpartum life, look no further than Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills mom has shared all the ups and downs of her pregnancy and her time since giving birth to her third baby, Dove. From her journey through post-delivery fitness to tackling makeup for the first time in weeks, Teddi is all about openness. So it comes as no surprise that the California blonde (well, sort of) wouldn't hold back when it comes to those pesky lingering body issue moms face after delivery.
We've gotten quite used to seeing Teddi's exposed belly as of late — and we mean that in the best way possible. Her refreshingly down-to-earth messages about her post-baby body prove just how taxing giving birth can be on your body whether it's three days after delivery or weeks later as she's working on regaining strength. And on March 22, Teddi flashed her bare abs with her lingering dark stomach line on display.
"Don't be fooled by the high waisted pants," she joked on her Instagram Stories. "Rocking my birthing line and extra skin." Praise hands, Teddi!
For those who haven't experienced the wonders of overstretched skin, Teddi is referring to the linea nigra, a dark vertical line that usually extends down the center of your belly due to changing hormones. The pigment change typically goes away a few months after pregnancy and can also appear on the oh-so-fun stretched skin left after carry a baby.
According to Teddi's post, she is rocking both like the champ she is and we love to see it. Can't wait to see more Teddi unfiltered when The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills premieres on Wednesday, April 15 9/8c.
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