Beyoncé Reveals Giving Birth to Her Twins Through "Emergency C-Section" & More in VOGUE -

Beyoncé Reveals Giving Birth to Her Twins Through “Emergency C-Section” & More in VOGUE

Days after news surfaced that Beyoncé forced VOGUE to break a tradition in their 126-year history by getting a black photographer to shoot her upcoming cover, the magazine cover is finally here.In this issue, the 36-year-old wrote personal essays in which she talked about her failures and triumphs, learning to love herself, and raising empowered children.”After the birth of my first child [Blue Ivy Carter], 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. Looking back, that was crazy,” she said in one of the essays, adding that after giving birth to twins Rumi Carter and Sir Carter last year, she “approached things very differently.”

She continued, “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. My husband [Jay-Z] was a soldier and such a strong support system for me. 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. Today I have a connection to any parent who has been through such an experience.” The twins’ complicated delivery didn’t just change her emotionally—it also changed her physically.”

“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. During my recovery, I gave myself self-love and self-care, and I embraced being curvier. I accepted what my body wanted to be. After six months, I started preparing for Coachella. I became vegan temporarily, gave up coffee, alcohol and all fruit drinks. But I was patient with myself and enjoyed my fuller curves. My kids and husband did, too,” she wrote. “I think it’s important for women and men to see and appreciate the beauty in their natural bodies…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. 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.”And she said a lot more, about her career and family.”I am accepting of who I am. I will continue to explore every inch of my soul and every part of my artistry. I want to learn more, teach more and live in full,” she added.

For more from Beyoncé, pick up Vogue‘s September 2018 issue, available for preorder on Amazon Aug. 6, and on newsstands in L.A./New York City Aug. 14, and nationwide Aug. 21.See the editorial spread:


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