Pregnant Alanis Morissette Posts Stunning Nude Underwater Shot

06/29/2016 at 11:05 AM ET

There’s nothing ironic about a pregnant Alanis Morissette taking a refreshing dip in the pool!

The expectant singer-songwriter, 42, took to Instagram Wednesday to post a serene underwater shot of herself. In the photo, a nude Morissette is submerged in a pool, her baby bump clearly the star of the show.

“You have to be extra gentle around ladies because they are the most helpful people in the world ’cause they make persons,” reads the caption — an adorable quote the soon-to-be mom of two then attributes to her 5½-year-old son Ever Imre.

Alanis Morissette Pool Pregnant
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A rep for Morissette confirmed to PEOPLE in February that she and her husband, rapper Mario “Souleye” Treadway, 36 — who were married at their home in 2010 — are expecting their second child.

Morissette announced the happy news personally on her website via a video and song that ended with Ever looking at his soon-to-arrive sibling’s ultrasound photos.

“The story of my nuclear family in moving pictures, brings us up to this sweet moment,” she wrote to accompany the video. “May this song take on ever-deepening meaning as each year goes by.”

And it seems this newest photo is just one example of how the singer, who is also a big advocate of attachment parenting, likes to live her life — namely, listening to what her body needs.

“Ultimately, what once served as a way to relieve unwanted pain becomes the mechanism through which we remain perpetually estranged from ourselves,” she wrote in January. “And the havoc that this lack of self-intimacy and self-knowledge can create permeates every area of our life.”

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Anonymous on

That’s a stunning photo. I love it and I love her. Congrats!

lilly pond on

Love her music and the picture is beautiful.

anonymous on

Gross pic

Geez on

Can everyone stop with this stupid nude photoshoots trend? I wouldn’t have thought she’d be the one to do something like this. Leave it to the attention ho Kartrashians!

anon on

Just beautiful

Nano on

A nice pic but her hair has been photoshopped…what else was???

charlotte on

Eeeekkkk!

Lilly on

What is the point of this photograph? Stupid.

Andrea on

The beach photo is beautiful. No comment about the pool.

lilly on

What in the hell makes Alannis Morissette think I want to see her nude? I can’t even stand to hear that caterwauling she calls singing, much less look at her naked. Yuk.

ImALadyToo on

Why would you want to share that picture with anyone other than your husband?! Is nothing sacred any more? There is just too much sharing of too many things. People have no boundaries any more.

Bella T on

Nice picture and I do love her music but I have no idea what she means in the last paragraph.

YouOughtaKnow... on

…that on one wants to see this, Alanis.

“Imalady”…I’m guessing she’s sharing this with everyone to stir things up. Now she’ll be able to whine and complain that she was showing her ‘natural and beautiful’ body (gag) and mean people like you and I complained about it.

I do give her credit for mellowing out over the past 2 decades. Glad to see she’s finally over Dave Coulier. She was quite scary back then when he dumped her.

krtmom on

Why is her hair not floating?

Kiki on

I’m happy for her and it’s very nice – But, why did she – as a musician – “post” the very private pic? …For fans? Marketing? Or, maybe for her ex, Ryan Reynolds…? Did she think about those fans who are still single or don’t have kids…?

Caroline on

I’m sorry but why are pregnant nude portraits so popular? It’s yet another brand of social media narcissism. All pregnant women look the exact same. I really don’t get it. Our ancestors would laugh so hard at how we make parenting out to be an art form. It’s not. I have two rugrats. Its not. Lol.

Thank you on

Thank you India, thank you Providence.. No thank you don’t want to see you naked! Go away now, you’re so 1995. Thank, thank, thank youuuu.

Jamie on

The beach shot is cute amd normal but the pool? Give it a rest with the “natural” candid instagram moments. It was staged and nobody cares. So over pregnant famous people fishing for attention. It’s relentless.

Annie Mouse on

Enough with celebrities and their desire to share every single photo of their vain selves with the world. The world does not revolve around you, celebrities, contrary to what you believe.

What?? on

Wth is she talking about in the last paragraph? Sounds like some hippie bs.

landon on

Boy or Girl?

Anonymous on

Cool

Shel on

And when she delivers we will be subjected to another celebrity expounding the virtues of breastfeeding until college. Can’t entertainers please just stick to entertaining and keep the rest of it private?

KL on

holy crap! did NOT know she was pregnant again! Congrats..

anne on

Disgusting. Too bad modesty and privacy seem to have no meaning anymore.

sofia on

Yup no privacy anymore.

Jay on

Oh shut up you bunch of prudes. Nobody is making you look, and nobody is making you strip. Wanna take a nude photo and keep it private? Do you! Wanna post it to show the beauty of pregnancy and motherhood? Go right ahead! I’m sick of people getting offended by others personal choices that have no bearing on them. Ask yourself this, is Alanis Morisette’s pregnant nude underwater photo, going to make or break your day? Will it put money in your bank account? Will it put food on your table? No, so stop bitching!

NZ on

Amazing picture.

bill on

Looks like someone copied from Nirvana’s album Nevermind.

clark on

Yep definitely looks like Nirvana album was on her mind when she thought of this pic.

samon on

It’s a very artistic photo lol.

NATE on

Nirvana Nevermind album photoshoot redux.

W. Armstead Jr on

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