Pregnancy can be one of the happiest times in a woman's life, so it's no surprise that many want to show off their burgeoning bellies -- and famous moms-to-be are no exception! Here are a few celebs from over the years who weren't afraid to strip down while baby bumpin' -- with some even going nude for their pregnancy photo shoots.
The model shared three artistic, black-and-white shots from her pregnancy shoot in August 2020, all of which show her shrouded in dreamy material as she cradles her baby bump. "Growin an angel :)," she captioned one of the pics, while another read, "Cherishing this time. Appreciate all the love and well wishes." The blonde beauty also shared one of the pics on her Instagram Story, telling her daughter, "I can't wait to meet you :)." Hadid and boyfriend Zayn Malik announced that they were expecting their first child together in late April. A source told ET in July that the couple is "excited to welcome their daughter very soon."
Nikki and Brie Bella
The Bella twins posed for an intimate pregnancy photo shoot in July 2020. "Pregnancy has been an incredible journey so far, even through some of the toughest times we have faced in this world so far and through some of the most beautiful life changing times as well," Nikki captioned a pair of gorgeous black-and-white photos of the sisters. "I have embraced the changes of the human body, even though that can be tough at times. I have embraced the feeling of being uncomfortable knowing I am growing a life that will be one of my own. I have already felt the lioness in me come out even more knowing that I am ready to protect, teach, love and guide. And to go through all of this with my twin sister? Goodness I would say I am one lucky woman that God knew my timing of becoming a mom was divine. Can’t wait to meet you little boy in 4 weeks. ❤️?✨." The Total Bellas stars gave birth to baby boys just one day apart, with Nikki giving birth to her first child with fiancé Artem Chigvintsev on Aug. 1 and Brie and husband Daniel Bryan welcoming their second child on July 31.
Ashlee Simpson Ross
The 35-year-old pregnant singer took to her Instagram Story in July 2020 to share a brief video of herself admiring her growing baby bump in the mirror. "Loving carrying you around," she captioned the clip, adding a blue heart. In the video, she's wearing a black sports bra and workout leggings that are pulled up halfway over her bump, leaving the rest of her tummy exposed as she poses at different angles. Simpson Ross revealed in May that she and husband Evan Ross were expecting a baby boy. The couple already share a 4-year-old daughter, Jagger, and the singer also has an 11-year-old son, Bronx, with ex-husband Pete Wentz.
The rapper posted an extremely artistic photo by David LaChapelle as she announced in July 2020 that she and husband Kenneth Perry were expecting their first child together.
The Pretty Little Liars alum took to her Instagram Story in July 2020 to show off her growing baby bump, joking, "Still haven't mastered the bump selfie." The actress and her husband, Hudson Sheaffer, announced that they were expecting their first child together on their second anniversary in May. Their bundle of joy is due in October.
The "Thinkin Bout You" singer posed in a bikini for a backyard photo shoot in June 2020, while pregnant with her second child -- a son named Win, who was born on July 24 -- with husband Russell Wilson. This wasn't the first time Ciara has shown off her bare baby bump. Back in 2017, the R&B songstress stunned in a topless portrait for HarpersBazaar.com while pregnant with the couple's first child together, daughter Sienna. Ciara also has a son named Future Jr. from her previous relationship with rapper Future.
At one point in her new music video for "Daisies," Perry strips off an ethereal white robe to enjoy a swim by a waterfall. The result is the pregnant singer standing totally nude in the water, showing off her bare, burgeoning baby bump. Perry and her fiancé, Orlando Bloom, are expecting their first child together, a baby girl, in the summer of 2020. A couple of months later, she took to Instagram with a picture of her growing baby bump, saying, "Never too pregnant for a crop ??♀️."
Bikini bumpin'! The Glee alum snapped a mirror selfie while rocking a bikini in May 2020, captioning it with simply a "✨" emoji. Michele is expecting her first child with husband Zandy Reich.
The soccer star shared a heartfelt message alongside a black-and-white photo, in which she has a white mock turtleneck tank pulled up as she cradles her burgeoning belly. "I know it's a weird thing to admit, but I've always wanted to be pregnant. I wasn't sure about the whole mom thing, but pregnancy always looked so beautiful to me. It was a dream of mine, to feel my body change as a little human 100% depends on me for life. Some of the dream probably came from the fear of possibly not being able to have a healthy pregnancy, or from never having 'my body' back. I think these fears inside of me ignited my passion of pregnancy even more. The last nine months have exceeded all hopes and expectations I had and then some," she wrote in April 2020. "For all the pregnant(and post-partum) mommas, you are so beautiful. Each body, story, and journey is different and just as beautiful." Morgan and husband Servando Carrasco welcomed their first child together, a baby girl named Charlie Elena, on May 7, 2020.
The British model proudly showed off her burgeoning belly in April 2020, the same month she and Joshua Jackson welcomed a daughter, their first child together. "moth·er /ˈməT͟Hər/ : a fantastic voyage that begins in wonder and transformation," Turner-Smith wrote on Instagram. ">>>>> thank you @fancygomez for capturing a small piece of this portion of the journey. i will never forget how this felt and now won’t soon forget how it looked ??."
The 45-year-old actress posed at home for Homme Girls, letting her belly breathe as she modeled a button-up and socks for the fashion brand in mid-April 2020. Sevigny gave birth to her first child with boyfriend Sinisa Mackovic in early May.
Ready to meet baby No. 2! "As this baby grows inside and I attempt to breathe through the fears and unknowns of this time, I am thinking of all you other mamas bringing new life into this world right now. And also of all the women across generations and centuries and borders who have and are currently birthing new life in the midst of so many extraordinary and daunting circumstances," the Superstore star shared on Instagram in April 2020. "Life is a miracle, and mamas make it possible through their strength and power. Hang in their pregnant mamas! We got this. ? by @ryanpierswilliams (aka dada, aka quarantine partner)." Ferrera and husband Ryan Piers Williams welcomed a baby girl named Lucia on Mother's Day 2020. They are already parents to a 1-year-old son, Sebastian.
The rapper previously known as Young B. took to Instagram in March 2020 with a glam, nude pregnancy shoot photo, taken by Lady E Photography. "Blocking Out all of the Noise. Been through the Struggle, through the mud, Felt the pain & the joy. So now the only thing I care about is Raising my Boy ?," she captioned the blingy pic.
The actress-singer posed in a lacy white cover-up while pregnant in January 2020. "When the divine and magical @elizabetehmessina comes over and captures one of the most magical times in your life??♀️?," Dewan wrote of her ethereal maternity photo shoot. She and fiancé Steve Kazee welcomed their first child together, son Callum, in March; she is already mom to 6-year-old daughter Everly, whom she shares with her ex-husband, Channing Tatum.
The longtime bestie of Khloe Kardashian shared a stunning black-and-white nude photo of herself cradling her belly and covering her chest with the other arm in January 2020. "We're tiny but mighty #8months," she captioned the post. Naturally, Kardashian commented on the post, declaring, "You are so gorgeous!!!!!!! ???." Haqq previously revealed that she's having a baby boy and, according to multiple reports, she's expecting the child with her ex-boyfriend, O.T. Genasis.
Shortly ahead of her daughter, Stormi's, Feb.1 birthday, the makeup mogul shared a throwback pic to her pregnancy days. "I can’t believe my daughter will be two soon..? #stormi," Jenner captioned the January 2019 Instagram post.
Graham has been all about taking portraits, including quite a few nude ones, to document her pregnancy journey as she and husband Justin Ervin get ready to welcome their first child. "It‘s crazy to think of all that has happened since 2010, the year I married the love of my life. There is so much to be grateful for from Pretty Big Deal to Fearless to walking in the Tommy x Zendaya show 7 months pregnant to the cover of US Vogue with my son, along with a photo in my husbands arms, in this year alone!" the pregnant model wrote on Instagram in January 2020. "With every new exciting door has come growth and challenges, incredible opportunities and immense appreciation. As I step into my most exciting chapter of my life I am overwhelmed with gratitude and love. Justin and I cannot wait to be parents and we are thankful for the love and the support around us. If we could have dreamed of what our lives could have been we would’ve fallen short of how much is truly in store for us. In this new decade, I encourage you to love hard and dream big, live in the moment and appreciate the journey because the best is truly yet to come."
"Someone send a good virgin colada recipe. ?#2ndTrimester," the pregnant country star joked while vacationing in Kihei, Hawaii, in December 2019. Two months earlier, the "Girl" singer shared, "Got another Aries in the mix. uh oh. ♈️?," which revealed that her baby boy will be born at the end of March 2020, as Aries are born between March 20 and April 20.
The R&B singer, who welcomed daughter Frankie with husband Alex Fine in December 2019, wasn't shy about doing nude pregnancy shoots and sharing the results with her fans. Her most recent look was actually an outtake that featured nothing but flesh-toned fishnet stockings, black stiletto heels and waist-length locks that strategically covered Cassie's chest. "When the shoot didn’t work out, but the BTS did," the mom-to-be said of the October pic.
Ready to pop! "37 weeks pregnant. Literally sitting here having contractions," wrote Holker, who is expecting her third child with husband Stephen "tWitch" Boss, in October 2019. "Wondering if baby girl is coming to say hello soon or is she tricking us?"
"Currently somewhere between 'Get this baby out of me!' and 'Stay in there kid! We still have so much prep to do!'" the fashion designer wrote in September 2019, just three weeks before welcoming her second son. "And thank you @hannahskvarla for taking this photo on our way back from the pool. This counts as a maternity shoot, right?"
"Zebra inspired bump shot- ?," the Pretty Little Liars alum captioned this black-and-white September 2019 pic from of her many pregnancy photo shoots. Shay and boyfriend Matte Babel revealed that they were expecting a bundle of joy in June.
The model happily showed off her baby belly while heavily pregnant with son Slash, whom she and boyfriend Alexander "A.E." Edwards welcomed in October 2019. "#ad When ur 8 months Pregnant but Hoe is still life ??♀️?? @mattecollection," she wrote.
"I feel like I’ve been pregnant for three years," the Designated Survivor star shared in August 2019. "For those in the back - yes there is only one in there and no I’m not due any day now." Ricci and husband Robbie Amell welcomed their 9 lb. bundle of joy, son Robert Amell V, one month after she shared this snap.
"Still in awe. ?," the Orange Is the New Black star said of her changing pregnancy body in July 2019.
Jade Roper Tolbert
The Bachelor Nation alum had a different kind of delivery in July 2019, covering her belly with pizza slices while pregnant with son Brooks.
The Master Chef Junior judge admitted that she was "in a bikini because it HOT ? and I can’t stand clothing at this point ?" after wrapping her reality show in July 2019. She welcomed Giovanna, her fourth child with husband John Jovanovic, the following month.
The Victorious alum has been proudly documenting her pregnancy as she awaits baby Gio's arrival, including this third trimester poolside snap from July 2019. "Maybe a little much, but idk what to tell ya, I’m 7 1/2 months pregnant and feeling myself," Monet captioned her bikini pic. "Taking this moment to also show so much damn gratitude for the life Andrew and i have experienced together, the growing life we made, and the life that’s yet to come as a family. holy moly, pregnancy is a ride + this sunshine feels amazing ☀️ happy Friday everyone ??."
"The one piece of advice I've been given over & over is to take a picture right before I give birth," the Vampire Diaries alum captioned this nude pic taken outdoors just hours before giving birth to daughter Poppy in July 2019. "I’m in awe of the female body. How it grows, changes and knows exactly what it needs to do. Proud of all the mama’s out there and excited to join the club."
The Real Housewives of Orange County star was almost 38 weeks pregnant when she took this bikini pic in June 2019. "My body has definitely changed, and I have gained 30 pounds during this pregnancy, but I am owning my curves (and bigger breasts) and having fun just embracing it, cause who knows if I will ever have the opportunity to do this again ??♀️," she shared three weeks before welcoming daughter Skylar.
"Posing through out my pregnancy, I was blissfully unaware that I would give birth to a tiny, old, Jewish cobbler from Coney Island," the Girls alum joked of her nude baby bump shoots in May 2019. Kirke and husband Michael Mosberg, whom she wed in 2009, have two children, daughter Rafaella, who was born in 2010, and son Memphis, whom was born in 2012.
The Cravings cookbook author celebrated Mother's Day 2019 with a throwback mirror selfie to her pregnancy days. "The best thing I’ve ever made are my babies," wrote Teigen, who is mom to daughter Luna and son Miles with husband John Legend. "Thank you for making me a mommy and changing my life forever."
While pregnant with her second child, the "Cry Pretty" singer shared a sweet selfie of her son, Isaiah, cuddled up on her bare baby bump. "Kicking off 2019 right...Me and my boys cuddled up watching a movie. Yes, I’m wearing Mike’s shirt. ?#LettingItAllHangOut ?."
The "Dammit" singer shared a stunning black-and-white portrait via Instagram of herself wearing just a pair of distressed jeans as she proudly put her burgeoning belly on display. "Being a [woman] is a beautiful thing," the One Tree Hill alum captioned the pic, taken by photographer Matt Sayles, in October 2018. "What we are capable of, what our bodies can do, how STRONG we are. We can do it all....#embraceyourbody." Kramer and husband Mike Caussin welcomed their second child, son Jace, in late November.
The Victoria's Secret Angel looked ready to pop when she posted this bikini pic in May 2018, shortly before welcoming her second son, Ariel.
Just days before welcoming son Riley, the Bachelorette star shared this sweet pic of her and husband Kevin Manno each placing a hand on her huge belly. "I love you @kevinmanno ❤️ If this baby boy is anything like his daddy, the world is about to gain an incredible human being ❤️ #FeelsClose #BabyHasDropped #AnyDayNow," she wrote in May 2018.
While pregnant with daughter True in March 2018, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star documented her pregnancy with a stunning lingerie photoshoot.
The tennis pro posed in only a thong and belly chain for the August 2017 issue of Vanity Fair. "If you would have told me last year in October or November that I would have a baby, not be pregnant but have a baby, I would have thought you were the biggest liar in the world," she admitted to the magazine. "This is kind of how I am right now. This is happening sooner than later, and it’s going by so fast."
Remember when Queen Bey nearly broke the internet? We know, that could have been many times, but we're specifically talking about her highly stylized pregnancy announcement in February 2017. She released several more personal pics in the weeks to cone, which included several nude photos. Beyonce gave birth to twins Rumi and Sir that June; she and husband JAY-Z are also parents to daughter Blue Ivy.
The model celebrated New Year's Eve 2017 with this sweet black-and-white snap, showing her holding daughter Dusty Rose atop her baby bump. Prinsloo and husband Adam Levine's younger daughter, Gio Grace, arrived in February 2018.
In honor of International Women's Day 2018, the model-actress shared a nude throwback pic from when she was pregnant with son Jack one year earlier.
The Dancing With the Stars pro snapped a bathroom selfie of her growing belly in November 2016, writing, "Bump watch!! ? #babychmerkovskiy will be here in no time! ??." Murgatroyd and husband Maksim Chmerkovskiy's son, Shai, danced into their lives two months later.
The Booksmart director shared a throwback snap of her 9-month-pregnant belly just hours before welcoming daughter Daisy in 2016. "2 years ago exactly, the night before Daisy joined the party. Whoa. #thassabigbaby," she shared in October 2018.
Kim Kardashian West
The reality star-turned-makeup mogul Instagrammed a completely naked selfie while pregnant with son Saint in August 2015, expressing her frustration at some critics questioning if she's pregnant or not. "First they say I'm too skinny so I have to be faking it...Now they say I'm too big so I have to be faking it...SMH!" she wrote, in part. "Some days I'm photographed before I eat & look smaller, some days I've just eaten & I look bigger. It's all a part of the process. I think you all know me well enough to know I would document the process if I got a surrogate. Everyone's body is different, every pregnancy is very different! I've learned to love my body at every stage. I'm going to get even bigger & that's beautiful too! I'm blessed to even be pregnant. I'm grateful to God for this miracle & no matter what rumors or comments you throw my way this time they truly don't affect me! #NoFilter #NoPhotoShop #GoodLighting."
The Hart of Dixie actress posed in just her underwear in March 2015 to show off her growing baby bump and share a message of self-acceptance. King captioned the photo, which she has since deleted, "My body. My growing baby, open for comments. Plain as day. I, like every other woman, bracing for your judgments. This is who I am. And I love me in every flaw and curve or flat or thin area. And I love you as well in every form that your body takes."
The reality star posed in nothing but a statement necklace and a sheer shirt for her photo shoot with DuJour magazine in late 2014. "To me, nudity is not something to be ashamed of," Kardashian, who was then pregnant with her third child, admitted. "I'm at my best when I'm pregnant."
The singer and former X Factor host posed for Elle in October 2014, just weeks before giving birth to her first child, son Titan, with husband Tim Witherspoon. "I can't wait until he gets here," Rowland said at the time. "I just have a couple more weeks. I'm excited to bring a child into the world, and sharing that experience with my husband is probably the most beautiful part."
The "Beautiful" singer stripped down for V Magazine while pregnant with her second child, daughter Summer Rain, in August 2014. "As a woman, I'm proud to embrace my body through all stages of life, staying fearless and confident in surrendering to the unknowns the future has in store," Aguilera told the mag.
Kerri Walsh Jennings
The three-time Olympic champion bared her bump for ESPN The Magazine's "Body Issue" in 2013. Jennings and her beach volleyball partner, Misty May-Treanor, won gold in the 2004, 2008, and 2012 Olympic Games, but for her, motherhood is the real triumph. "I never worry about getting hurt on the court; as an athlete, you're hurt all the time -- injury is part of it," she told the mag. "Compared to the soul-shaking thing that is labor, everything else seems like mere flesh wounds. Having babies makes me feel like Wonder Woman."
The Mad Men alum shared a rare flashback photo of herself in September 2017 to honor her son, Xander's, birthday on what also happened to be Bump Day. "Happy day of birth to my son, my whole heart,” she captioned the underwater photo of herself. Jones welcomed her only child in 2011.
The "We Belong Together" singer posed for Life & Style's April 2011 cover while pregnant with twins Monroe and Moroccan, her first children with then-husband Nick Cannon. "I was feeling very vulnerable about taking pictures at all right now, but then I didn't want to miss this opportunity to document this once-in-a-lifetime experience," Carey admitted. "My ultimate goal was to share this incredibly personal moment with my true fans."
The actress graced the cover of Ebony's November 2011 issue while pregnant with her son, Kez Sunday Udoka. Long, who became pregnant with her second child at the age of 40, hoped to inspire other women who want to have children at an older age. "You are not half the woman you’re gonna be until you turn 30," Long told the magazine. "You’re not even half of that woman yet. So I think if we’d just take our time as women, and do what comes natural to us and for us, we would make fewer mistakes."
The supermodel celebrated the 20th anniversary of her first Vogue cover by being photographed for the magazine in her native Germany by Karl Lagerfeld in May 2010, weeks before she gave birth to her third child, a girl named Cosima Violet. "It was important to us to show how beautiful it is to be a woman and that you can have a positive attitude towards your body, including when you're expecting," Schiffer explained.
The pop star stripped down for Harper's Bazaar in 2006 while pregnant with her second son, Jayden James. The singer opened up to the magazine about how pregnancy was different her second time around, explaining, “The first time, you’re new at everything, and you’re paranoid. This one, I was like, I just gotta wing it. It was weird for me at first because of who I am; wherever you go they expect you to look a certain way.”
Crawford posed for the June 1999 cover of W Magazine just one month before giving birth to her first child, Presley. "It's a miracle, yes," the supermodel said of her burgeoning belly. "But what can I say? I liked the way I looked in Playboy last year."
The Ghost actress' Vanity Fair cover is so iconic, she's considered the O.G. nude baby bump queen, and this Annie Leibovitz pic is even considered one of Time's 100 most influential images. Moore was seven months pregnant with her second daughter, Scout, when this photo was shot in 1991. The photograph sparked controversy and inspired many imitations, including parodies by the Naked Gun film series and graffiti artist Banksy.