Mariah Carey's topless baby bump magazine cover!

Apr 6, 2011 at 6:55 p.m. ET

The very pregnant Mariah Carey stripped down for a magazine photo shoot, following in the footsteps of Demi Moore, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears and Heidi Klum. Mimi and her double baby bump grace the cover of this week's Life & Style and inside, she and hubby Nick Cannon open up about the baby boy and girl they're expecting any day.

Mariah Carey shows off her baby bump by posing nude

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon kept us guessing for the first few months of their pregnancy, but once Carey made it past that three-month hurdle, that all changed. Mimi has loved sharing her pregnancy experience with fans and in the new issue of Life & Style, she stripped down to share it all!

"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," Mariah told the mag. "My ultimate goal was to share this incredibly personal moment with my true fans."

Carey's baby boy and girl are not due for another few weeks, but twins have a way of making early arrivals. The Carey twins even tried to make a break for it on March 27, 2011.

During the shoot, "the babies were kicking almost the entire time; it was unbelievable," Mariah said. "Especially the girl -- clearly she's a diva in training! We didn't start shooting until 1:30 a.m. because I was in the hospital from the night before until the day of the shoot with contractions five minutes apart!"

Other pregnant celebs pose nude

Demi Moore was the first pregnant starlet to go nude for a cover shoot, setting a trend that's not just for women. As some McDreamy fans know, Patrick Dempsey posed with his wife's naked belly on the cover of Life in 2007.

Daddy Cannon recently spilled the beans on doing a nude shoot with Carey, in which he took it all off too. Those pics may or may not be in the issue hitting stands. Whether or not Cannon also bares all in the mag, he is clearly one proud papa-to-be.

"I thought I couldn't love Mariah more," Cannon tells the mag. "But I have a whole new appreciation and admiration for her."

The Mariah Carey Life & Style issue hits newsstands Friday, April 8.