Beyonce has opened up in an interview in the UK edition of Elle Magazine.
In 2012, she gave birth to Blue Ivy, but before that had undergone many miscarriages.
Five years later, she gave birth to twins, Rumi and Sir.
Beyoncé reflected on that moment in the interview saying
“Having miscarriages taught me that I had to mother myself before I could be a mother to someone else,” she said in the “Ask Me Anything” interview in which she answered questions submitted by her fans. “Then I had Blue, and the quest for my purpose became so much deeper.”
Speaking on how her miscarriages affected her, Beyoncé told Elle,
“I died and was reborn in my relationship, and the quest for self became even stronger. It’s difficult for me to go backwards. I began to search for deeper meaning when life began to teach me lessons I didn’t know I needed.”
Jay-Z previously addressed the miscarriages the couple had endured on his song “Glory.” “Last time the miscarriage was so tragic / We was afraid you’d disappear / But, nah, baby, you magic,” he raps in reference to his almost 8-year-old daughter.
Beyonce also explains why self care is so important.
She says that most women have been conditioned to ‘tough it out’ and take care of everyone else but themselves.
I am no longer one of those people. My diet is important and I use tools like acupuncture meditation, visualization, and breathing exercises.
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“Having miscarriages taught me that I had to mother myself before I could be a mother to someone else. Then I had Blue, and the quest for my purpose became so much deeper. I died and was reborn in my relationship, and the quest for self became even stronger. It’s difficult for me to go backwards.” @beyonce opens up about motherhood for ELLE’s January 2020 issue. Link in bio. #BeyoncexELLE ELLE January 2020: Editor-in-Chief: @ninagarcia Cover star: @beyonce Photographer: @msmelina Stylist: #KarenLangley Makeup: @sirjohn Hair: @nealfarinah @nakiarachon Production: Ben Bonnet @westyproductions