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Pregnant Mariah Carey bares all in cover shoot

April 6, 2011 at 9:11 AM ET

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Mariah Carey isn't hiding out during the last days of her pregnancy. In fact, she's letting it all out, posing for belly-baring photos for Life & Style.

“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.”

Carey and husband Nick Cannon are expecting twins (a boy and a girl) and Carey said the babies were quite active during the shoot.

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