Beyonce is known for her fabulous attitude and her effortless glamour, so of course we would expect nothing less than the star bringing all that oomph with her to the hospital when she gave birth to Blue Ivy Carter.
PEOPLE‘s World’s Most Beautiful Woman recently spoke with the magazine about how she prepared for little Blue’s birth, and how she’s handling her body post-pregnancy.
She told the magazine:
“I did have a fresh eyebrow wax. I got my nails done, I got my feet done, had my hair done, and I had my little lip gloss.”
She continued on her birthing beauty:
“I didn’t feel that I looked beautiful during birth, but who does? After being pumped with all those fluids and gaining so much weight … I barely recognized myself. But after many hours of labor, I could care less about anything but my child. I didn’t care how I looked.”
Bey spoke about how Blue Ivy changed her perspective on her body:
“I felt more powerful than I’ve ever felt in my life. I felt connected to my body. I felt like I knew my purpose in the world.”
Apparently, Beyonce also gained about 50 pounds while she was pregnant, but she managed to control her weight:
“I lost most of my weight from breastfeeding and I encourage women to do it; It’s just so good for the baby and good for yourself.
I counted calories. I worked out maybe three to four times a week. I did a lot of walking in the beginning and now I’m running. But I had to work my way up. I couldn’t just go right from being pregnant to running.
I’m proud that my waist came back so fast. I’m proud of that and happy, but that was mostly from the breastfeeding.”
Beyonce is only 3-4 pounds from her pre-pregnancy weight, and she shared how incredible her body feels now compared to before:
“My hormones are still in my body. Your body produces the hormones that make your body soft,” she says. “It’s just magical. It makes me so proud to be a woman because it’s just unexplainable what happens to your body – it’s incredible.”
We’re glad that Blue Ivy has brought such a great attitude out in Bey! We hope that this can last throughout her motherhood.