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Mariah Carey Shows Bare Pregnant Belly In 'Life & Style' (PHOTOS)

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Mariah Carey has been candid with her fans on Twitter about her pregnancy, and now, she's baring it all for the cover of Life & Style.

The singer, who is due soon with twins, goes tastefully nude on the cover of the magazine. She's perhaps less than a month away from giving birth to a boy and a girl, her first children with husband Nick Cannon.

Last week, Carey showed her baby bump on Twitter -- with a nice painting to celebrate her birthday. The week before, she had gone to the hospital with contractions.

The photo is below, scroll down for Life & Style's Press Release:

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Mariah Carey has posed for her fair share of portraits, but none has been as personal or emotional as these exclusive belly-baring snaps. Mere days away from welcoming her first and second child, Mariah proudly showed off her pregnant body to 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," Mariah exclusively tells Life & Style. "My ultimate goal was to share this incredibly personal moment with my true fans."

And the twins -- a boy and a girl-- were clearly ready for their closeups.

"The babies were kicking almost the entire time; it was unbelievable," Mariah tells Life & Style. "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!"

Indeed, although Mariah's not due for another few weeks, the twins could be making their grand entrance sooner rather than later. Contractions sent mom to the hospital on March 27. But for now, Mariah and soon-to-be-dad Nick Cannon are simply reveling in their twin bliss! And Nick says he is more attracted to his wife than ever. "I thought I couldn't love Mariah more," he tells Life & Style. "But I have a whole new appreciation and admiration for her."

Mariah adds, "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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