Pregnancy struggles, hardships balancing motherhood and career took the centre of the newly released Netflix documentary, Homecoming by Beyonce.
The concert movie celebrates Beyoncé’s artistry and career. It features clips from the whole of her Coachella performances, and that’s in addition to bringing out husband Jay, sister Solange and Destiny’s Child band mates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams for special appearances.
Excited about the history she made, Beyonce said “It’s hard to believe that after all these years I was the first African-American woman to headline Coachella,” she says.
“It was important to me that everyone that had never seen themselves represented felt like they were on that stage with us. As a black woman, I used to feel like the world wanted me to stay in my little box, and black women often feel underestimated.”
Beyoncé narrated that she was supposed to perform at Coachella in 2017, but surprisingly got pregnant with twins.
“Just trying to figure out how to balance being the mother of a 6-year-old, of twins that need me, and giving myself creatively and physically, it was a lot to juggle,” Beyoncé said.
The Homecoming, which explores the behind-the-scenes look at her iconic 2018 Coachella performance, revealed that Bey had a difficult pregnancy with her twins, and dealt with both toxemia and preeclampsia, a condition related to high blood pressure. Beyoncé also said that she had to have an emergency C-section because one of the babies’ heartbeats “paused a few times.”
Touching on how he returned to music, Beyoncé said that she struggled to focus on work after delivering the twins, saying: “I had to rebuild my body from cut muscles. It took me a while to feel confident enough to … give my own personality.”
“In order for me to meet my goal, I’m limiting myself to no bread, no carbs, no sugar, no dairy, no meat, no fish, no alcohol. And I’m hungry!” she says.