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Beyonce Reveals She Was on ‘Bed Rest for Over a Month’ at 218 Pounds Before Giving Birth to Twins
Beyoncé is pulling back the curtain. The pop superstar opened up to Vogue about her pregnancies and how she has learned to accept her post-baby body.
“After the birth of my first child [Blue Ivy, 6], I believed in the things society said about how my body should look. I put pressure on myself to lose all the baby weight in three months, and scheduled a small tour to assure I would do it,” Beyoncé, 36, recalled to the magazine for its coveted September 2018 cover story. “Looking back, that was crazy. I was still breastfeeding when I performed the Revel shows in Atlantic City in 2012.”
Five years later, the “Formation” singer announced that she was pregnant again. “After the twins, I approached things very differently,” she said.
“I was 218 pounds the day I gave birth to Rumi and Sir [now 13 months],” she continued. “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.”
Beyoncé had a shoulder to lean on, though, and it belonged to her husband of 10 years, Jay-Z. “[He] was a soldier and such a strong support system for me,” she gushed. “I am proud to have been a witness to his strength and evolution as a man, a best friend, and a father. I was in survival mode and did not grasp it all until months later.”
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