Earlier this year, music icon Beyoncé Knowles took delivery of a set of twins and boy was it a worldwide headline. Some months later, in the August issue of Vogue, Beyoncé opened up about how she had to deal with the pregnancy and resulting physical metamorphosis she had to go through. In her own words:
She also emphasised on the role her husband played in supporting her during those times.
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.
She also explained that after her ordeal she now has a connection with any parents who are also going through the same circumstances.
Today I have a connection to any parent who has been through such an experience. After the C-section, my core felt different. 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.
She emphasised the need for good care and a significant dose of self love on the road to recovery.
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.
She advocated for women to accept and love their bodies even through the physical changes that comes with childbirth.
I think it’s important for women and men to see and appreciate the beauty in their natural bodies.