Stars who posed nude while pregnant

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Stars who posed nude while pregnant

Jessica Simpson, Elle 

The singer revealed her pregnant belly as well as the name and sex of her first baby in Elle Magazine's April 2012 issue. While overjoyed at the news that they were having a girl, Simpson and her husband, former NFL player Eric Johnson, had different hopes for daughter Maxwell Drew.

"I swear, I will croak if she asks me for a pair of Nikes instead of Christian Louboutins!" Simpson told the magazine. "Eric is so athletic. We're gonna have this athletic girl and I won't even be able to take her shopping."

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Cindy Crawford, W Magazine

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," said the supermodel of her baby belly. "But what can I say? I liked the way I looked in Playboy last year."

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Kerri Walsh Jennings, ESPN

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," said Walsh Jennings. "Compared to the soul-shaking thing that is labor, everything else seems like mere flesh wounds. Having babies makes me feel like Wonder Woman."

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Britney Spears, Harper's Bazaar

Spears stripped down for Harper's Bazaar in fall 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.

"The first time, you're new at everything, and you're paranoid," she told the magazine. "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."

Credit: Harper's Bazaar

Claudia Schiffer, Vogue

Schiffer celebrated the 20th anniversary of her first Vogue cover by being photographed for the magazine in her native Germany. Karl Lagerfeld, a long-time fan of Schiffer's, shot the supermodel 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," explained Schiffer.

Credit: Vogue

Christina Aguilera, Marie Claire

Then pregnant with her first child, Max Liron Bratman, the singer and mom-to-be displayed her bare belly in a revealing cover photo for the January issue of Marie Claire magazine. 

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Nia Long, Ebony

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."

Credit: Ebony

Mariah Carey, Life & Style Magazine

The singer posed for Life & Style's April 2011 cover while pregnant with twins Monroe and Moroccan, her first children with 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 told the magazine. "My ultimate goal was to share this incredibly personal moment with my true fans."

Credit: Life & Style Magazine

Demi Moore, Vanity Fair

The Ghost actress started the trend in 1991 when she was photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair while seven months pregnant with daughter Scout. The photograph sparked controversy and inspired many imitations, including parodies by the Naked Gun film series and graffiti artist Banksy.

Credit: Vanity Fair

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