BY MATILDA GASHERI FOR WWW.EDAILY.CO.KE.
R&B singer Beyonce has opened up about the struggles she went through during the pregnancy of her twin children Rumi and Sir.
Beyonce says, in the September issue of Vogue Magazine, that she was 218 pounds (99Kgs) the day she gave birth to her twins, Rumi and Sir; and was swollen from toxemia, also known as preeclampsia, a life-threatening condition in pregnant women when they get high blood pressure.
Toxemia is a disorder of unknown cause that is peculiar to pregnancy, is usually of sudden onset, is marked by hypertension, visual disturbances, and may or may not be accompanied by convulsions.
Beyonce ended up having an emergency C-section.
“I was 218 pounds (99Kgs) 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 to undergo an emergency C-section. I was in survival mode and didn’t grasp it all until months later,” she says in the magazine interview.
The “Love Drought” hit-maker revealed that she feels the pressure to lose weight and get back into her pre-baby shape.
“After the birth of my first child, I believed in the things society said about how my body should look,” she says in Vogue.
“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,” says Beyonce.
“I think it is important for men and women to see and appreciate their natural bodies. To this day, my arms, shoulders, breasts and thighs are fuller; I have a little mommy pouch and I am in no rush of getting rid of it. When I will be ready to get my six-pack back, I will go to bee zone and work my a** off until I have it,” she said.