Beyonce had to have an emergency caesarean section after her baby's heart stopped "a few times" in the womb.
The Formation songstress - who has seven-year-old Blue Ivy and 20-month-old twins Rumi and Sir with her rapper husband Jay-Z - spoke about the "extremely difficult" pregnancy and delivery she had with her youngest children in her newly-released Netflix documentary Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce, revealing she suffered a number of health issues throughout.
Explaining how her "surprise" pregnancy meant she had to scrap her planned headline slot at the 2017 Coachella festival, Beyonce said: "I was supposed to do Coachella the year prior but I got pregnant unexpectedly. And it ended up being twins which was even more of a surprise."
"My body went through more than I knew it could. I was 218 pounds [about 98kg] the day I gave birth. I had an extremely difficult pregnancy. I had high blood pressure. I developed toxemia, preeclampsia.