Beyoncé Knowles is one the music industries leading faces and as one of the most iconic creators in music, Beyoncé has shaped more than almost any other celebrity. She is known for her creativity, her ambition, and her deep respect to music.
After nearly two decades with her husband musician and music producer, Jay-Z, Beyoncé welcomed her first child- a daughter named Blue Ivy. In May 2012, just four months after Blu had arrived, Beyoncé did the unthinkable: she scheduled a three-day sold-out tour. Fans were totally shocked that she had scheduled multiple shows less than 6 months after giving birth.
In 2015, Beyoncé revealed that she was pregnant again- this time with twins. Beyoncé’s second pregnancy with her twins was much different from her first. Fans were left highly confused and concerned for her given her reclusiveness and after years of whispers, Beyoncé finally reveals why pregnancy number two was so different.
She begins by revealing the hard truth with Vogue, “I was 218 pounds the day I gave birth to Rumi and Sir. 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.”
According to the Mayo Clinic, “Toxemia, also known as preeclampsia, is a rare pregnancy condition that causes high blood pressure and can lead to serious complications.”
Beyonce continued to share her experience, leaving fans beside themselves: “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.”
Fans read her reveal in shock; the indestructible music legend could have died.
In the following months, Beyoncé took time for her body to heal. She learned from her first postpartum experience to give herself time; not just for her- but for her kids too. Today, she is learning to embrace the body that God gave her and rather than immediately jumping back into the world’s magnifying glass, she is taking time to be a good mother and good wife.
We are so thankful Beyoncé is listening to her body. Life in the spotlight has been known to influence too many poor decisions, and her respect to her body and her family is beyond admirable. Please pray for her continued recovery and journey.