Australian model and Instagram star Bella Lucia has shared a body positivy picture weeks after giving birth to her first baby.

The 22-year-old who candidly opened up to Daily Star Online about being "bump shamed" while pregnant is encouraging others to love the skin they're in.

In a recent Instagram post, the new mum posed in her lingerie and told her 1.4 million followers she was "embracing her new mum curves."

In the image, a dolled up Belle poses in black sheer matching lingerie and blows her fans a kiss.

Wearing an underwear set from Fashion Nova, Belle then told her followers she was three weeks postpartum, after giving birth to a baby boy.

The post has racked up over 100,000 likes and has thousands of comments from fans thanking her for her "positive and beautiful" perspective.

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Belle also took the time to respond to fans praising her post, replying to a fan who told her she looked amazing, the influencer wrote: "Aw thank you.

"Everyone’s postpartum bodies are beautiful though because they carried a life!"

Another follower told Belle she was also embracing her post-baby body.

She wrote: "You look great I’m glad you feel beautiful I just gave birth Oct 18 and I’m feeling myself after baby body too!!! Lucky girls."

A third commented: "Didn’t think it was possible for you to get more beautiful. Beautiful mommy!"

It's not the first time Belle has been praised for body positivity posts.

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While pregnant, Belle was applauded for proudly displaying her "veiny" chest in a stunning baby bump image.

She wrote at the time: "One more week until I’m in the third trimester. Casually got a 37cm baby inside me. P.S. I know I got a veiny chest.

"Happens when your blood volume increases by 50% when pregnant and they go away after pregnancy when your blood volume returns."

At the time, one Instagram user wrote: "I love that you don’t Photoshop the veins in your chest! I’m 31 weeks and have yet to get the boobs."

Another message read: "Love how true the photo is."

Belle has kept her millions of followers updated throughout her pregnancy and baby journey.

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When she was five months pregnant, Belle was forced to hit back at trolls who labelled her baby bump "too small" online.

She told us exclusively at the time: "I’ve had a long list of negative comments about my 'bump', luckily the welcomed comments outweigh the nasty ones.

"People behind the keyboard sending horrible messages aren’t aware that pregnant women have absolutely no control over how a bump grows, some women have a retroverted uterus – where the baby grows towards the back and other women have had previous pregnancies so they show earlier on.

"Bumps come in all shapes and sizes depending on a number of factors.

"Growing a human in itself is a miracle, bump or no bump, people should focus less on the bump and more so on the baby."

And since giving birth, Belle has shared an incredible week-by-week transformation video of her baby bump.

The video spans from 15 weeks to 40 weeks and then one-week postpartum, and Belle's little one also makes an appearance at the end of the clip.

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