Beyonce. When you hear the name, what do you think? For us, she is the former Destiny’s Child diva, half of arguably the world’s most powerful couple with rapper/producer Jay-Z, and one of America’s favorite super stars. Oh and how could we forget? Mom to diva-in-the-making, baby Blue Ivy, who is just over a year old now. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
But, did you ever think of Beyonce as a voice for pregnancy loss? We are now beginning to learn more about the miscarriage that B and J suffered before Blue Ivy was born, and just how much of an impact it has had on the couple.
Chances are, you’ve heard about HBO’s documentary on the singer, which aired on Feb. 16, but you might not have heard one of the most touching and heart-wrenching stories that will be discussed during the show. Beyonce says, “About two years ago, I was pregnant for the first time, and I heard the heartbeat, which was the most beautiful music I ever heard in my life.”
The superstar goes on to talk about how excited she was about the pregnancy. “I picked out names. I envisioned what my child would look like. I was feeling very maternal.” But things did not go as planned for the Grammy award winner.
“I flew back to New York to get my check up, and no heartbeat. Literally the week before I went to the doctor, everything was fine, but there was no heartbeat”, she explained. Coping the best way they knew how, Beyonce and hubby Jay-Z turned to their music to help them heal.
Beyonce says: “I went into the studio and wrote the saddest song I’ve ever written in my life. It was actually the first song I wrote for my album. And it was the best form of therapy for me, since it was the saddest thing I have ever been through.”
Beyonce’s husband Jay-Z also took to his music as a coping mechanism, releasing a song titled “Glory” last year, with some eye opening lyrics about the miscarriage. The song is basically a tribute to beautiful new baby Blue Ivy, but has some emotional lyrics about the loss as well. On the track, Jay-Z raps: “False alarms and false starts/ all made better by the sound of your heart.”
He goes on to say: “All the pain over the last time/ I prayed it was the last time.” The song also includes the lyrics: “Last time, the miscarriage was so tragic. We were afraid you would disappear. But nah, baby, you magic”. The track itself is not a sad memorial, but instead, a happy, proud ode to fatherhood by the new dad, but it is obvious to see his lingering pain over the loss in the lyrics.
While Bey and Jay rub elbows with the President and First Lady, win Grammy Awards, and live a lavish lifestyle most of us could only dream about, it is reassuring to see them both open up about issues that we all have strong feelings about. It just goes to show you that no matter who you are, issues like pregnancy loss and miscarriage bring up similar feelings in all of us.