Depending on who you ask, pregnancy is either a time where women feel their most beautiful, or—with the swollen ankles and jowels—their most unattractive.
Either way, there's nothing more beautiful than the act of bringing life into the world. And while birthing leaves its mark on the human body, moms are beautiful for the sheer fact that they created life.
To celebrate, here are the hottest expecting mothers in Hollywood:
Natalie Portman: After meeting her boyfriend/dancing trainer, Benjamin Millepied, on the set of Black Swan, shortly after the movie premiered, Portman announced her pregnancy. On her tiny frame, she wouldn't be able to hide it for long. But Natalie has made pregnant look stunning!
Kate Hudson: This isn't Kate's first go around with pregnancy, but she looks as adorable as ever. Kate recently announced her engagement to Muse front man Matthew Bellamy, deciding giving marriage a second try, too.
January Jones: She might not be showing yet, but there's no doubt that Mad Men's January Jones will be a gorgeous mom. And I'll bet she'll have one of Hollywood's cutest kids!
Jessica Alba: Jessica has already brought into the world the adorable Honor Alba, and we can't wait to see what Honor's sibling looks like. And Jessica definitely has that pregnancy glow!
Victoria Beckham: Victoria has somehow managed to make pregnancy look fashionable. While most moms are content with wearing a mumu, Victoria has remained the style icon she's known to be. She designed a gorgeous maternity dress for the royal wedding—and looked stunning. We can't wait to see what the baby looks like. With the Beckhams for parents, it has no choice but to look good!