Beyonce Reveals The Details of Her ‘Extremely Difficult’ Pregnancy

Beyonce is extremely private. Which is why her fans are always sitting on the edge of their seats for any insider info about the Queen herself.

Well, the heavens have opened up because in Beyonce’s new Netflix documentary, Homecoming, the star let’s us in like never before. In the video, she finally goes into detail about a topic that fans have been wondering about for over a year. Her pregnancy with the twins, Rumi and Sir.

Did Beyonce have pregnancy complications?

In the documentary, Beyonce claims that she had “an extremely difficult pregnancy.”

“My body went through more than I knew it could,” she told the camera.

During her pregnancy, she developed preeclampsia. This is a condition that causes high blood pressure and protein in the urine. Expecting mothers with this condition are at risk for major complications. While preeclampsia is serious, it is not uncommon. Several other stars, including Kim Kardashian have had preeclampsia while pregnant.

When did Beyonce find out she was pregnant?

It seems like everything Beyonce does is carefully thought out and planned. This pregnancy, however, was a complete surprise.

When Beyonce found out she was pregnant in late 2016, she was set to headline the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival the next year.

“I was supposed to do Coachella the year prior but I got pregnant unexpectedly,” Beyonce said in the documentary. “And it ended up being twins which was even more of a surprise.”

And the complications didn’t just stop with the pregnancy. Giving birth wasn’t easy for the star either.

“In the womb, one of my babies’ hearts paused a few times so I had to get an emergency C-section,” she said.

Getting back to work

After such a traumatic pregnancy, returning to work wasn’t an easy feat. Especially since most of Beyonce’s routines are so physically intensive.

Her first performance back was her Coachella set, which would be one of the most grueling that she had ever done.

“And you know, a lot of the choreography is about feeling, so it’s not as technical, it’s your own personality that brings it to life,” she said. “That’s hard when you don’t feel like yourself. I had to rebuild my body from cut muscles. It took me a while to feel confident enough to … give my own personality.”

Not only was rehearsing hard for her physically, but mentally as well.

“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,” she continued. “What people don’t see is the sacrifice.”

“It’s my first time home, back home on the stage after giving birth; I’m creating my own homecoming, and it’s hard,” she continued. “There were days that I thought I’d never be the same. I’d never be the same physically, my strength and endurance would never be the same.”

And she was never the same. She was better. That spring, she performed a 27-song set that lasted over 100 minutes without missing a beat or catching her breath.

For a deeper look inside Beyonce’s iconic performance, check out Homecoming on Netflix.

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