BEYONCE TELLS ‘VOGUE’ READERS ABOUT HER PREGNANCY AND BODY ACCEPTANCE: ‘I HAVE A LITTLE MOMMY POUCH’

"I'm In No Rush To Get Rid Of It"

No, Beyonce is not pregnant. She does, however, have a mommy pouch that she is proud to bear. The “Crazy In Love” singer bares all in her September cover of Vogue.

“After the birth of my first child, I believed in the things society said about how my body should look,” Bey shares. “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. I was still breastfeeding when I performed the Revel shows in Atlantic City in 2012. After the twins, I approached things very differently.”

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Beyonce goes on to tell Vogue, “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 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.”

Some women have the misconception that a cesarean section is easier than natural birth. Beyonce is here to squash such rumors with her truth. “After the C-section, my core felt different,” she explains. “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.”

Bey continues, “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.”

So is Beyonce looking to shed the extra pounds right now? Well, no. “I have a little mommy pouch, and I’m in no rush to get rid of it,” she shares with Vogue readers. “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.”

Beyonce is the proud mother of three children. Read her story in the September issue of Vogue on newsstands nationwide!

Photo: Vogue

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Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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