Mariah is known for being a diva, and recently she gave us a carnival face painted version of her baby bump. Well now, Mariah has taken it a step further and given the most intimate photo shoot of her career, baring it all for Life & Style Magazine.

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."

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!"

To see all the exclusive photos of a very preggers Mariah, get the upcoming issue of Life & Style magazine when it hits newsstands on Friday !!