Pregnancy isn’t always a perfect time filled with rainbows, butterflies and a dewy glow—even if you’re a superstar celeb. In her new Netflix documentary Homecoming, Beyoncé reveals just how challenging becoming a new working mom was for her.

This isn’t exactly the first time the mama to three has spoken out about her most recent pregnancy. Last September Beyoncé opened up in Vogue, writing about her pregnancy weight gain, a scary bout with toxemia and her emergency C-section.

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The mega-celeb went deeper into her problem-packed pregnancy in her Homecoming doc, saying, “In the womb, one of my babies’ hearts paused a few times, so I had to get an emergency C-section.” Following the emergency surgery both babies, Sir and Rumi, were admitted to the NICU. As we now know, the twins were able to go home with mom Beyoncé and dad Jay-Z weeks later.

And don’t think just because she has an entire team backing her up that this mama had it easy when she went back to work. Just like the rest of us working moms, Beyoncé struggled as she transitioned back to her day job. The performer-mama opened up about returning to work (her 2018 Coachella performance) in her doc, saying, “It’s my first time back home on the stage after giving birth. I’m creating my own homecoming, and it’s hard … There were days that I thought I’d never be the same. I’d never be the same physically; my strength and endurance would never be the same.”

Beyoncé also admitted, “My mind wanted to be with my children. What people don’t see is the sacrifice.” Yep, we totally get you Beyoncé!

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: Beyonce via Instagram

 

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