As if motherhood wasn’t already the most beautiful thing on the planet, we now have—sometimes professionally staged—celebrity photos to truly emphasize how stunning the circle of life is. And although most of us don’t have Vogue photographers on speed dial when we get knocked up (what a shame!), it’s still beyond wonderful to fawn and get giddy over our favorite mamas-to-be showing off their bumps in aspirational ways (or just with an iPhone!) via Instagram.

Essentially, with the reach of social media, we get to see even more up-close-and-personal belly shots and pregnancy announcements—remember when those were just reserved for gossip rags?—than ever before, and we’re not complaining. Click through to see some of the most intimate and striking maternity Instagrams as of late, though some of these gals have since given birth, and enjoy basking in some secondhand pregnancy glow.

Beyoncé

Beyoncé

TBH we’re still slightly speechless over this.

Photo:
instagram / @beyonce

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

The supermodel announced she was expecting with a beautiful beachside shot.

Photo:
instagram / @rosiehw

Ciara

Ciara

When pregnancy looks amazing on you and you know it.

Photo:
instagram / @ciara

Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad

Beachy and blissful, just like LC’s style.

Photo:
instagram / @laurenconrad

Nikky Reed

Nikky Reed

When the baby daddy makes a sweet cameo.

Photo:
instagram / @iamnikkireed

Whitney Port

Whitney Port

The former reality star’s been refreshingly honest with her 1.2 million followers about her often painful and uncomfortable pregnancy. You got this, girl.

Photo:
instagram / @whitneyeveport

Brie Bella

Brie Bella

The WWE star had more pregnancy shoots than we could possibly count, and we’re here for it.

Photo:
instagram / @thebriebella

Bar Rafaeli

Bar Rafaeli

Baby bumps and bikinis: Name a more ~iconic duo~.

 

Photo:
instagram / @barrefaeli

Behati Prinsloo

Behati Prinsloo

The supermodel gave birth back in September but recently posted this sweet throwback, much to our delight.

 

Photo:
instagram / @behatiprinsloo

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot

And sometimes, all you need is an iPhone, a mirror, and your hubby.

 

Photo:
instagram / @gal_gadot

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde

Wilde posted this sweet photo more than a year ago, before the birth of her second child, Daisy.

Photo:
instagram / @oliviawilde

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