Mariah Carey poses topless and flaunts her baby bump for the cover of Life & Style Magazine‘s latest issue, which will hit newsstands this Friday (Apr 8).

Mariah confessed to the mag: “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. My ultimate goal was to share this incredibly personal moment with my true fans.”

“The babies were kicking almost the entire time; it was unbelievable,” Mariah added. “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!

“Now I have so much respect for mothers everywhere, especially those who’ve had difficult pregnancies or given birth to multiples. We need to have Mother’s Day once a week!”

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