Beyoncé Reveals She Had An "Emergency C-Section" With The Twins During "Dangerous" Birth
6 August 2018, 16:52 | Updated: 6 August 2018, 16:53
The singer opened up in her cover interview for Vogue.
Beyonce has opened up about the birth of her twins, Rumi and Sir, for the first time.
The vocal powerhouse revealed details of the traumatic birth during her new cover interview with US Vogue, sharing how the pregnancy affected her body.
"I was 218 pounds (99kg, or 15.5 stone) the day I gave birth to Rumi and Sir," she began, before confessing that she was also suffering with toxemia, a rare and serious pregnancy condition resulting in high blood pressure.
"I was swollen from toxemia 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."
The 'Halo' singer revealed that her husband Jay Z was a source of strength during her time in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit.)
"My husband was a soldier and such a strong support system for me. I am proud to have been a witness to his strength and evolution as a man, a best friend, and a father."
Beyonce says that she went into "survival mode" at the time, and didn't fully grasp it all "until months later." She added, "Today I have a connection to any parent who has been through such an experience."
The singer, who is also mother to six-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, went on to describe the changes in her body following the traumatic delivery.
"After the C-section, my core felt different. It had been major surgery. Some of your organs are shifted temporarily, and in rare cases, removed temporarily during delivery. I am not sure everyone understands that," she said.
She said she had to give herself "time to heal", and ensure she gave herself plenty of self-love and self-care. "I embraced being curvier. I accepted what my body wanted to be."
Rumours have been swirling that Bey, who is currently performing on her joint On The Run 2 Tour with Jay, may be pregnant following fan's suspicions after seeing photos from the tour.
Bey opened up about her changing body and admitted that she has a "little mommy pooch", but she's "in no rush to get rid of it" because it's "real."
"To this day my arms, shoulders, breasts, and thighs are fuller," she said. "Whenever I’m ready to get a six-pack, I will go into beast zone and work my ass off until I have it. But right now, my little FUPA and I feel like we are meant to be."
FUPA is a slang term and stands for “fatty upper pubic area". Bey also said that in the run-up to Coachella, she gave coffee, alcohol, fruit drinks and became vegan temporarily.
"I was patient with myself and enjoyed my fuller curves. My kids and husband did, too." Read her full Vogue interview here.