Beyoncé reveals one of her twins’ heartbeat stopped during traumatic pregnancy

Beyoncé has spoken about how during a difficult labour when giving birth to her twins, one of their hearts briefly stopped beating

In her Netflix documentary film Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé, the singer candidly explains how traumatic her pregnancy was as she developed toxaemia and preeclampsia and in the womb.

The 37-year-old was forced to have an emergency cesarean in 2017 to prevent anything happening to Rumi and Sir, now 22 months old.

Bey admitted that the twins were unplanned and her “body went through more than I knew it could.”


In the film she explained: “I was 218 pounds the day I gave birth. I had an extremely difficult pregnancy.

“I had high blood pressure , I developed toxaemia, preeclampsia and in the womb, one of my babies heartbeat paused a few times so I had to get an emergency C-section.”

Filmed over the course of eight months in the lead-up to the iconic Coachella performances in April 2018, Bey charts her transformation from post-pregnancy.

She put herself on a gruelling diet to drop the weight so she could keep up with the demands of rehearsals and performing.


Footage shows Bey eating an apple as she explains her extreme plans for the first performance back on stage after giving birth.

"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 – and I'm hungry."

The mum-of-three said it proved a challenge to dedicate herself to working out when she wanted to be at home with her children.

"I had to rebuild my body from cut muscles. What people don't see is the sacrifice," she says.


She admits in the documentary of the gruelling regime: "I definitely pushed myself further than I knew I could and I learned a very valuable lesson.

"I will never, never push myself that far again."

"It's not like before when I could rehearse 15 hours straight," she adds later.

"I have children, I have a husband, I have to take care of my body."


In one of the first rehearsals for the show the singer declares that she wants to be able to complete a spinning class, walk the stairs on her stage and do a full rehearsal in one day.

Bey and husband Jay Z went vegan last year, launching their own 22-day plant-based meal plan.

And in the past ahead of her role as Deena in Dreamgirls, Beyoncé famously revealed she went on the 'Maple Syrup Diet' which consisted of drinking lemonade, maple syrup and cayenne pepper to drop 21 pounds in ten days.


Renamed Beychella in honour of her return to the stage, as well as taking to the stage solo Bey welcomed her rapper husband, Destiny's Child bandmembers Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, and sister Solange Knowles to perform with her.

Bey balanced rehearsing and filming while making the documentary saying in the film: "It was one of the hardest jobs I have taken on.

"But I knew that I had to push myself and my team to go beyond great to legendary."

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