Beyoncé Spills On The Difficulty of Her Pregnancy & The Drastic Steps She Took To Snapback

American singer, and actress Beyoncé Knowles -Carter‘s new Netflix documentary Homecoming reveals what she passed through before and after the birth of her twins, Sir and Rumi.

In the documentary, the mother-of-three, 37, speaks candidly about her pregnancy weight gain, the dangerous condition that required her to deliver her babies via emergency C-section and the extreme lengths she went to get back in shape for her headline slot at Coachella last year.

The songstress weighed 218lbs on the day her twins were born in June 2017 and embarked on a gruelling vegan diet in a bid to lose weight, but vowed ‘never to push myself that far again’.

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Speaking in her documentary, released today, she said:

“I got pregnant unexpectedly and it ended up being twins, which was even more of a surprise. My body went through more than I knew it could.

I was 218 lbs the day I gave birth. I had an extremely difficult pregnancy. I had high blood pressure, I developed toxemia, preeclampsia, and, in the womb, one of my babies; heartbeat paused a few times. So I had to get an emergency C-section.”

On how she got back in shape, she disclosed:

”In order for me to meet my goals, I’m limiting myself to no bread, no carbs, no sugar, no dairy, no meat, no fish, no alcohol… I’m hungry.

I definitely pushed myself further than I knew I could and I’ve learned a very valuable lesson. I will never, never push myself that far again. I feel like I’m just a new woman in a new chapter of my life and I’m not even trying to be who I was. It’s just so beautiful that children do that to you.”

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She continues:

”It’s not like before when I could rehearse 15 hours straight. I have children. I have a husband. I have to take care of my body. Just trying to figure out how to balance being a mother of a six-year-old and of twins that need me, and giving myself creativity, and physically, there’s a lot to juggle.”

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Homecoming also shows footage of the singer’s first post-pregnancy rehearsal, where she struggles to keep up. She admitted:

“There were days that I thought, you know, I’d never be the same. I’d never be the same physically, my strength and endurance would never be the same.

A lot of the choreography is about feeling, so it’s not as technical. It’s your own personality that brings it to life. And that’s hard when you don’t feel like yourself.

I had to rebuild my body from cut muscles. It took me a while to feel confident enough to freak it and give it my own personality. In the beginning, it was so many muscle spasms. Just internally, my body was not connected.

My mind was not there. My mind wanted to be with my children. What people don’t see is the sacrifice. I would dance, and go off to the trailer and breastfeed the babies, and the days I could, I would bring the children.”

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Sir and Rumi Carter were born on June 13, 2017. During an Elle interview, Beyonce talked about her children and what she hopes. She revealed:

“It’s important to me that they [my children] see themselves as CEOs, as bosses, and that they know they can write the script for their own lives—that they can speak their minds and they have no ceiling.

They don’t have to be a certain type or fit into a specific category. They don’t have to be politically correct, as long as they’re authentic, respectful, compassionate, and empathetic.”

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