Singer, Ciara, who is preparing to welcome her third child is the cover star for the August issue of British Vogue.
The 34-year-old singer showcased her blossoming baby bump in a ribbed cream maxi dress for a stunning cover shoot for British Vogue.
She also spoke about the experience with pregnancy during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as parenting during the lockdown and the importance of having a father figure like her husband, Russell Wilson.
On going to the hospital for her ultrasound, Ciara said: ‘I wanted to be really cautious.’
‘I had a little ziplock bag of gloves for the appointment and then I had my mask. When I went from one room to the other, I switched to a new pair of gloves.
‘When the image of the baby came on the screen, I FaceTimed Russ in the car so that he could see.
‘We women carry the baby, but for my husband, being in the room and listening to the heartbeat in real-time is one of his ways of connecting. For him not to be part of that was a symbol of this time that we’re living through.’
On the struggles of parenting during the lockdown, Ciara, who announced her third pregnancy in January 2020, said: ‘That break in the day when you send your kids to school is a luxury.’
Ciara added the importance of Russell being a father figure in her unborn son’s life is of the upmost importance to her.
Highlighting the importance of Russell being a father figure in her unborn son’s life, she said: ‘Your son gets to see how his dad treats a woman, and your daughter gets to see how you are loved.
‘I’m a daddy’s girl, and my dad’s love is what saved me in situations in my life when I could have taken a left turn.’
The “Level Up” hitmaker is expecting a son with Russell. It will the couple’s second child, as they also have three-year-old daughter, Sienna. Ciara also shares a six-year-old son with ex-fiance, rapper Future.