'I Had An Extremely Difficult Pregnancy' Beyoncé Opens Up On C-Section And Birth Drama
Beyoncé's new Homecoming documentary gave the Beyhive an insight into her pregnancy with twins Sir and Rumi, with the megastar revealing she underwent an emergency C-section as she developed preeclampsia in the womb.
The singer opened up on the 'difficult' pregnancy in the doc, which landed on Netflix yesterday and coincided with the drop of a surprise album of the same name.
Bey underwent an emergency cesarean in 2017 to prevent anything happening to her and Jay Z's twins, who are now 22-months-old, as one baby's heartbeat paused a few times.
She also admitted that the couple, who wed in 2008 and also share Blue Ivy, seven, did not plan the pregnancy, adding that her "body went through more than I knew it could".
Beychella was actually supposed to go ahead in 2017, but it was postponed until the following year because of the surprise pregnancy.
I was supposed to do Coachella the year prior but I got pregnant unexpectedly," she said. "And it ended up being twins, which was even more of a surprise."
Footage showed a pregnant Beyoncé in hospital as she whisked away for surgery to deliver the twins.
"I was 218 pounds the day I gave birth. I had an extremely difficult pregnancy," she explains in Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé. "I had high blood pressure, I developed toxaemia, preeclampsia and in the womb, one of my babies' heartbeat paused a few times so I had to get an emergency C-section."
Preeclampsia is a combination of raised blood pressure andthe presence of protein in your urine in pregnancy, and can cause other complications.
Beyoncé also discussed how the cesarean affected her body and mind, as well as her Coachella rehearsals.
She explained: "In the beginning there were so many muscle spasms and just internally, my body was not connected. My mind was not there.
"My mind wanted to be with my children [the twins and 6-year-old Blue Ivy Carter]. What people don't see is the sacrifice. I would dance and go off to the trailer and breastfeed the babies, the days I could I would bring the children."
Beyoncé say she's still learning how to balance being a mother and her creative outlet. "Physically, it was a lot to juggle," she said of Coachella. "It's like, before I could rehearse 15 hours straight. I have children, I have a husband, I have to take care of my body."
Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé is now available to stream on Netflix.
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