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Beyoncé reveals that she had c-section after one of her ‘babies’ heartbeat paused a few times’ 

‘I had an extremely difficult pregnancy!’ Beyoncé reveals she developed preeclampsia and had emergency C-section after doctors found one of her twin babies’ hearts stopped during labor

  • Beyoncé shared in her Netflix documentary ‘Homecoming’ that she was forced to undergo an emergency c-section after complications with her twins birth
  • The iconic songstress gave birth to Rumi and Sir Carter in June 2017
  • ‘Formation’ singer stated: ‘I had an extremely difficult pregnancy’
  • ‘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,’ she said 
  • ‘Homecoming’ is now streaming on Netflix 

Beyoncé used her Netflix documentary to reveal that she had to undergo an emergency cesarean delivery for the birth of her twins after one of them momentarily stopped breathing.

In ‘Homecoming’ – the two hour and 17 minute documentary released on Wednesday morning – the iconic songstress shared details about the traumatic birth of her twins in June 2017. 

‘My body went through more than I knew it could,’ she said on the Netflix documentary. ‘I was 218 pounds the day I gave birth.’ 

 

Beyoncé used her Netflix documentary to reveal that she had to undergo an emergency cesarean delivery for the birth of her twins after one of them momentarily stopped breathing.  The iconic songstress is pictured in hospital after she gave birth to Rumi and Sir Carter in June 2017

The 'Formation' singer offers an inside look at her life leading up to Coachella last year, candidly sharing that the birth of Rumi and Sir Carter really took its toll on her body. Jaz-Z is seen kissing one of his babies in the clips from the documentary

 The ‘Formation’ singer offers an inside look at her life leading up to Coachella last year, candidly sharing that the birth of Rumi and Sir Carter really took its toll on her body. Jaz-Z is seen kissing one of his babies in the clips from the documentary

The ‘Formation’ singer offered an inside look at her life leading up to Coachella last year, candidly sharing that the birth of Rumi and Sir Carter really took its toll on her body.

‘I had an extremely difficult pregnancy,’ she continued. ‘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.’

She doesn’t go into specifics in naming which twin caused the complication. 

'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,' she added of the twins' birth

‘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,’ she added of the twins’ birth

At one point, the 'Love on Top' diva Facetimes Jay-Z and shows him that she can fit back into one of her costume pieces from the 'Formation World Tour.' The 'Bonnie & Clyde' rapper adorably chuckles and congratulates his wife

At one point, the ‘Love on Top’ diva Facetimes Jay-Z and shows him that she can fit back into one of her costume pieces from the ‘Formation World Tour.’ The ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ rapper adorably chuckles and congratulates his wife

Footage dispersed between the epic HBCU-esque performance shows Beyoncé throughout the latter days of her pregnancy and in the hospital giving birth. Her rapper husband is also shown kissing one of the babies

The singer also highlights her struggle with getting her body to bounce back into concert shape.

At one point, the ‘Love on Top’ diva Facetimes Jay-Z and shows him that she can fit back into one of her costume pieces from the ‘Formation World Tour.’

The ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ rapper adorably chuckles and congratulates his wife. 

‘Homecoming’ is now streaming on Netflix. 

Beyoncé shared in her Netflix documentary ‘Homecoming’ that she was forced to undergo an emergency c-section after complications with her twins birth

WHAT CAN CAUSE A FETAL HEART TO STOP MOMENTARILY IN LABOR?

Beyoncé has revealed one of her twin babies’ heartbeats paused a few times shortly before birth.  

Doctors go into high alert when a fetal heartbeat stops in the womb.

It can be a sign of stillbirth, if it’s during labor, or miscarriage, or sometimes of a birth defect.

Beyoncé’s baby likely suffered from a condition called fetal distress.   

WHAT IS FETAL DISTRESS?

Fetal distress (known as ‘nonreassuring fetal status’) is when the baby’s heart rate drops due to a cut-off oxygen supply.

WHO IS AT RISK?

It is most common during labor, particularly if the mother is suffering from pre-eclampsia (pregnancy-related high blood pressure), as Beyoncé did. 

It is also more common in multiple births, such as twins or triplets.

HOW DO DOCTORS DETECT IT?

Doctors count the kicks of the babies throughout the pregnancy to get an understanding of their movements. 

That way, they know if their movement has decreased during labor. 

HOW IS IT TREATED?

The mother may be administered oxygen and IV fluid to help get more oxygen to the baby. 

But if that’s not working, and if the mother is suffering other complications (as Beyoncé was), the next option is a C-section to speed up the delivery. 



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