We’re completely in love with Alanis Morissette’s pregnancy photo shoot for two reasons. First of all, she just looks so damn serene, like some kind of expectant water sprite. Also, it’s a perfect reminder that if you want to go for a private swim during pregnancy, there’s absolutely no need to cover up that gorgeous bump. Who needs an uncomfortable, restrictive maternity costume when you can let it all hang loose?
The 42-year-old singer-songwriter, who’s expecting her second child with husband Mario “Souleye” Treadway, shared the beautiful shot on her Instagram account Wednesday. Completely nude, she’s submerged in a pool and looks incredibly happy and peaceful.
Morissette also captioned the image with an equally gorgeous caption, courtesy of her 5-year-old son, Ever Imre: “you have to be extra gentle around ladies because they are the most helpful people in the world ’cause they make persons.” Adorable!
So many women feel heavy and cumbersome when they’re pregnant, but Morissette’s image proves that how we feel doesn’t always align with how we look. She looks light as a feather as she floats in the water.
Spending time in the water during pregnancy can also help to ease all those aches and pains that come from carrying around the extra weight that’s entirely positioned on the front of the body. Feeling weightless just doesn’t happen — unless you’re in the water.
Most women can comfortably take up swimming during pregnancy — check with your doctor before you begin any exercise routine while you’re expecting — and if it leads to a stunning image like Morissette’s, even better.
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