Beyoncé glowed as she showed off her growing belly during the launch of her Beyoncé: Live at Roseland DVD in November 2011. She welcomed baby Blue Ivy Carter on January 28, 2012.
The new mom made her first post-baby appearance already looking pounds lighter on February 7, 2012.
Actress Nia Long steps out in Los Angeles during the last trimester of her pregnancy. She gave birth to son Kez Sunday on November 10, 2011.
Three months after giving birth, Nia Long has snapped right back into shape thanks to celebrity trainer Jeanette Jenkins.
A very-pregnant Mel B sports a cute baby bump while hanging out with her daughters Angel and Phoenix. Mel gave birth to her third baby girl in September 2011.
The former Spice Girl says she lost over 33 pounds thanks to exercise and the Jenny Craig weight-loss plan. “Losing weight has made me the best mom possible,” she recently told Australia’s Woman’s Day magazine.
Actress Essence Atkins and husband Jamie Mendez welcomed their son Varro Blair Mendez on December 25, 2011.
Atkins steps out on the red carpet three months after giving birth. The 39-year-old recently told ESSENCE.com, motherhood was “”https://www.essence.com/2012/01/05/essence-atkins-baby-boy-overjoyed-varro-blair-mendez/" target="_new">astonishing."
Months before giving birth to baby Cree Taylor, actress Tia Mowry gets a rub from proud daddy, Cory Hardrict.
Nine months after welcoming her first child, Tia is determined to lose her baby weight. “I stayed away from sugar, I stayed away from carbs, and I just ate like protein and veggies and I would do a lot of walking,” she told Hello Beautiful.
The comedienne shows of her baby bump at the premiere of Bridesmaids in April 2011, three months before giving birth to her third child.
Rudolph shows off her post-baby figure at the 84th Annual Academy Awards.
A pregnant Mariah Carey and hubby Nick Cannon helped the Obamas celebrate the holidays at the White House in December 2011. The songstress gave birth to twins Monroe and Moroccan Scott in April 2011.
The newly svelte mom shows off her 30-pound weight-loss after signing up as a spokesperson for Jenny Craig.
Months before giving birth to baby Sydney, Laila Ali’s perfect baby bump was just too delightful.
The already athletic Ali snapped right back to her pre-baby size a year after giving birth to Sydney, her second child.
Paula Patton showed off her baby bump during her last trimester at ESSENCE’s “Black Women in Hollywood” event in March 2010. She would give birth to baby Julian Fuego Thicke a month later.
Two years after giving birth, Patton is looking as fit as ever thanks to some intense workouts with celebrity trainer Jeanette Jenkins. The Mission Impossible star recently revealed that losing her pregnancy weight was “the most grueling and one of the hardest things” she’d ever done.
Jennifer Hudson says she gained over 35 pounds while pregnant with her son David Daniel Otunga, Jr., born on August 11, 2009.
Now a reported 80 pounds lighter, Jennifer Hudson is a spokeswoman for Weight Watchers.
Alicia Keys sported her baby bump beautifully during her pregnancy in 2010. She welcomed baby Egypt Daoude Dean on October 15, 2010.
Two years later, Keys is back to her pre-baby body.
Kimora Lee Simmons looked so gorgeous during her pregnancy with baby Kenzo Hounsou, who was born in May of 2009.
Pounds lighter, the mom of three tells Us Weekly she’s on the “fabulosity” diet, which consists of “a little workout and a good diet. I try to cut out a little bit of the sweets and the junk, but I love that, so it’s a little hard.”
Holly Robinson Peete managed to stay trim even while pregnant with her fourth child in 2005.
At 46, Robinson Peete is as fit as ever.
Halle Berry shows off her baby bump on the red carpet. Daughter Nahla Aubry (Arabic for “honeybee”) was born in March 2008.
Four years later, Berry has completely eliminated any signs of baby weight.
Garcelle Beauvais welcomed her twin sons Jax and Jaid in October 2007.
Beauvais says she gets a good portion of her exercise from running after her 4-year-old twins.
A very preggers Kelis works the red carpet at an event in NYC. She gave birth to son Knight Jones (with ex-husband Nas) in July 2009.
Three years later, you’d be hard pressed to prove Kelis ever had a big baby bump.
Tisha Campbell-Martin told ESSENCE she didn’t even want to know how much she weighed with her second child, Ezekiel Czar Martin, born September 8, 2009.
Two years later, the mom of two is back to her pre-baby size and looking great.
Mom-to-be Lauren London joins Tisha Campbell-Martin at her baby shower in 2009.
London was back to her pre-baby weight within no time.
Nicole Ari Parker and hubby Boris Kodjoe both glow during her pregnancy in 2006.
The mom of two stays on top of her weight thanks to lots of exercise and healthy eating.
Happy mom-to-be Golden Brooks glows at the Pea in the Pod launch party for the Nicole Richie maternity collection in August 2009.
Less than a year after giving birth, Brooks was photographed in 2010 looking as slim as ever. Some women are so lucky.