The 36-year-old revealed that she had a difficult pregnancy, suffering from toxemia, also known as preeclampsia, and was put on bed rest for the final month of her pregnancy.
“I was 218 pounds the day I gave birth to Rumi and Sir,” Beyoncé, who recently shared a rare photo of the one-year-old twins, revealed in the September issue of US Vogue.
“I was swollen from toxemia and had been on bed rest for over a month,” she continued. “My health and my babies’ health were in danger, so I had an emergency C-section.”
The mother-of-three then opened up about the toll having a caesarian section took on her body.
“Today I have a connection to any parent who has been through such an experience,” she said. “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.”
“I needed time to heal, to recover,” she continued.
“During my recovery, I gave myself self-love and self-care, and I embraced being curvier. I accepted what my body wanted to be … I was patient with myself and enjoyed my fuller curves. My kids and husband did, too … To this day my arms, shoulders, breasts, and thighs are fuller.”
“I have a little mommy pouch, and I’m in no rush to get rid of it,” she added. “I think it’s real. 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.”