Nia Long bares it all in the November issue of Ebony magazine. The pregnant actress posed nude for the cover and gives readers an inside look into her preparation for the latest chapter in her life.

In the issue, the 40-year-old actress speaks about her views on having children and getting married past a certain age.

“The medical profession tries to tell every woman, ‘Have your babies before 40…’ Society says, ‘Get married before 30…’ I think we just take our time as women, and do what comes natural to us and for us, we would make fewer mistakes.”

Long also dishes on her pregnancy diary and how she and her partner NBA player Ime Udoka are handling the new changes. And for the first time ever, she opens up about reconnecting with her family in the West Indies.