Beyoncé gets real about her emergency C-section and rocking a 'mommy pouch'

Beyoncé gets real about her emergency C-section and rocking a 'mommy pouch'
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Benevolent queen Beyoncé has blessed us all again with some sage words of wisdom on body positivity that will have you "feelin' yourself" next time you look in the mirror.

In an interview with Vogue, the 'Single Ladies' singer spilled all the tea on giving birth to her twins - including detailing the life-saving Caesarean section and her subsequent journey to embrace her new body.

"I was 218 pounds [99kg] the day I gave birth to Rumi and Sir. I was swollen from toxemia and had been on bed rest for over a month," she said.

"My health and my babies' health were in danger, so I had an emergency C-section. We spent many weeks in the NICU."

Beyoncé said she "embraced being curvier" after the twins arrived, a far cry from her state of mind following Blue Ivy's birth, where she tried to lose the baby weight in three months.

"I believed in the things society said about how my body should look. Looking back, that was crazy."

Now a mum of three, and still executing iconic, actually-changed-my-life performances like her Coachella headline set, Queen Bey says she's "fuller" and "more beautiful" than ever.

"I have a little mommy pouch, and I'm in no rush to get rid of it. I think it's real," she said.

"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."

I'm not going to burst the bubble of self-love we're all floating in right now by explaining exactly what the 'P' in FUPA stands for, but the other letters represent 'Fatty', 'Upper', and 'Area', so you do the math.

Praise be to Bey, for reminding us never to be ashamed of a little jelly.


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