The superstar has been through a lot health-wise since welcoming her and Jay Z’s twins, Rumi and Sir. However, it sounds like Beyonce is now stronger than she’s ever been.
The singer opened up about her issues for the very first time, revealing that not only did she weigh 218 pounds but she also suffered from toxemia and eventually needed to get an emergency c-section, so it is safe to say the cute babies did not come into the world without sacrifice.
In a new issue of Vogue, Beyonce confessed that her and the twins’ lives were at risk when she was in labor and had no choice but to get a c-section.
In the essay published by the magazine, she got into detail about the traumatic experience explaining why and how such a surgery affects the mother’s health.
‘I was 218 pounds the day I gave birth to Rumi and Sir. I was swollen from toxemia (blood poisoning, also called preeclampsia) and had been on bed rest for over a month. My health and my babies’ health were in danger, so I had an emergency C-section. We spent many weeks in the NICU. Today I have a connection to any parent who’s been through such an experience. After the C-section, my core felt different. It’d been major surgery. Some of your organs get shifted temporarily, and in rare cases, temporarily removed during delivery. I’m not sure everyone understands that. I needed time to heal, to recover.’
Of course, after that nightmare, she also had to deal with her post-pregnancy body as she had gained so much extra weight.
But because of the C-section, she could not push herself to lose the pounds as hard as she did after welcoming Blue Ivy.
‘During my recovery [after the c-section], I gave myself a lot of self-love and self-care and embraced being curvier. I accepted what my body wanted to be. After 6 months, I started getting ready for Coachella. I became temporarily vegan, gave up coffee, alcohol, and all fruit drinks. But I was patient with myself, and I enjoyed my fuller curves. My kids and husband did, too …’
‘To this day my arms, shoulders, my breasts, and thighs are fuller. I have a little mommy pouch, and I am in no rush to get rid of it. I think it is real. Whenever I am ready to get a six-pack, I will go into beast-zone and work my a** off until I have it. But right now, my FUPA and I feel like we’re meant to be.’
It seems like Bey was able to come out of the at least unpleasant experience more confident and positive as ever and that is amazing! Great job, Beyonce! You slay!