Singer reveals she had emergency C-section, praises "soldier" Jay Z

Tabitha Dunn
August 7, 2018

Beyonce, who is married to rapper Jay Z, said she was much more patient and kind with herself during her second pregnancy, compared with the rush of getting back into shape after her first. I was swollen from toxaemia (blood poisoning by toxins) and had been on bed rest for over a month.

Her health was in danger and she was given an emergency caesarean. "It had been major surgery".

She said she weighed 99 kilos when she underwent an emergency cesarean section to deliver her twins Rumi and Sir in June 2017. I'm not sure everyone understands that.

'During my recovery, I gave myself self-love and self-care, and I embraced being curvier.

On being pregnant and body acceptance: "After the birth of my first child, I believed in the things society said about how my body should look".

Now having researched her family history, the insane in Love hitmaker is adamant that becoming a mother to twins is evidence of a gift from a higher power.

The superstar landed the cover for Vogue's coveted September issue this year and, of course, looks Bey-ond stunning in the spread.

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The singer also wishes for more representation for her son, Sir, specifically when it comes to gender stereotypes and the notion that being masculine can't be synonymous with expressing emotions or being nurturing. "I questioned what it meant and tried to put it into perspective", she recalled. "After the twins, I approached things very differently".

"I pray that I am able to break the generational curses in my family and that my children will have less complicated lives", she said in the article. Knowles added that she "enjoyed my fuller curves", noting her "kids and husband did, too". I have experienced betrayals and heartbreaks in many forms.

One of the most memorable moments for me on the On the Run II tour was the Berlin show at Olympiastadion, the site of the 1936 Olympics. "I think it's real".

When it did come time to prep for Coachella, Knowles had a clear vision of what she wanted her performance to be and include.

In the powerful, candid essay, Beyonce also talks about the changes her body went through after such a physical ordeal. Rather than race to reclaim her former figure, Knowles took her time preparing for Coachella, temporarily becoming vegan and giving up alcohol, coffee and fruit drinks. "It was a celebration of all the people who sacrificed more than we could ever imagine, who moved the world forward so that it could welcome a woman of color to headline such a festival".

In terms of her legacy, the Grammy award-winning artist says it's important for her two girls and son to "see themselves" in books, films and as CEOs. They don't have to be a certain type or fit into a specific category.

You can read the full interview at Vogue.

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