Beyonce opens her difficult pregnancy and remarkable recovery from an emergency C-section jut 10 months before her iconic 2018 Coachella performance in her new documentary, Homecoming
Beyoncé has revealed the harrowing complications she suffered while wearing and delivering her twins, Rumi and Sir, in her new documentary, Homecoming.
The singer opened the fear of pre-eclampsia and one of the hearts of her baby & # 39; s who tucked into the womb in the new Netflix movie, which fell at noon on Wednesday afternoon.
Her pre-eclampsia meant that Beyonce's blood pressure rose dangerously high, a potentially life-threatening complication that is 60 percent more common in black women in the US than white women.
The new documentary contains new details about the life-threatening problems of the 37-year-old star as he wore twins a few months before the iconic 2018 Coachella show that Homecoming owned.
Beyonce was actually scheduled to play at Coachella in 2017, but that all changed when she became pregnant with Rumi and Sir, she revealed in Homecoming.
In the film, she explains that one of her goals in making the long-awaited film was to show black women that they could not only be proud of the show, but also of the & # 39; process.
She continues: & # 39; Proud of the struggle, grateful for the beauty that accompanies a painful history and being happy in the pain, you rejoice over the imperfections and the mistakes that are so damn good. & # 39;
Beyonce's bold statement could apply to her last pregnancy, her trials, and the changes her body went through.
Sir and Rumi had to be delivered per emergency C-section, a major operation from which Beyonce had to recover from her 2018 Coachella performance from 10 months
& # 39; My body went through more than I knew it could & # 39 ;, she says in Homecoming.
While Beyonce's first pregnancy with Blue Ivy was relatively simple, the second was anything but.
& # 39; I had an extremely difficult pregnancy & # 39 ;, she says.
& # 39; I developed toxemia, pre-eclampsia and in the womb, one of my baby's & # 39; s heartbeats stopped a few times, so I had to get an emergency C-section. & # 39;
Pre-eclampsia, also known as toxemia, is a serious condition that occurs when a woman's blood pressure becomes too high during pregnancy.
It affects between two and eight percent of all pregnancies in the US, including both white women and women in color.
But a black woman has an approximately 60 percent greater risk of developing pre-eclampsia than a white woman.
And partly because of her increased risk of blood pressure, a black woman has a four times greater risk of death during pregnancy or childbirth.
Beyonce's blood pressure was so high that she had to rest in bed for more than a month before Rumi and Sir were born.
Yet one of the babies had a heart rhythm disorder – which occurs in one to two percent of pregnancies.
It is not an unusual complication, but in combination with Beyonce's preeclampisa, it was enough for doctors to rush her to a C emergency department.
Beyonce announced her pregnancy with the twins in 2017 via an internet-breaking Instagram portrait. Her second pregnancy would be much more complicated than the first
In a previous Vogue interview, Beyonce said that after the C-section, my core was different. It has undergone major surgery. & # 39;
Rumi and Sir were finally healthy when the C-section was over.
But Beyonce reveals in Homecoming that her body had changed dramatically.
& # 39; I was 218 pounds on the day I gave birth & # 39 ;, she says.
She also told Vogue earlier that her organs were moved & # 39; moved & # 39; and that she needed & # 39; time to heal, restore & # 39 ;.
& # 39; During my recovery, I gave myself self-love and self-care, and embraced myself as a curvier. & # 39;
Yet the international star did not wait long for the preparation for the Coachella 2018 – while she took care of her newborn twins and Blue Ivy.
Her return to the stage as the first colorful woman to ever call the Coachella title would go down in history as one of the greatest performances in the festival's history, but the road there was not easy.
& # 39; In the beginning there were so many muscle spasms and just inside my body was not connected & # 39 ;, Beyonce says in Homecoming.
& # 39; My head was not there. I wanted to be with my children. What people don't see is the sacrifice. & # 39;
These spasms were probably signs of her body's attempt to recover from her C-section, a procedure that required doctors to cut through the abdominal muscles.
But Beyonce pushed through her pain and recovery.
And only 10 months after her debilitating birth, she gave (demonstrably) the execution of her life, now immortalized in Homecoming.