Beyonce opens up for the first time about her miscarriage.

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Beyonce and Jay-Z are the proud parents of 13-month-old Blue Ivy Carter. For the first time, Beyonce is opening up about a miscarriage that she suffered almost two years ago. Last year, her 31-year-old husband Jay-Z referenced the tragedy in his song, “Glory”, a song recorded just days before Blue’s birth.

But now, Beyonce is opening up for the first time in her new documentary, ‘Life is But a Dream’, debuting on HBO in February.  “About two years ago, I was pregnant for the first time,” the Grammy winner says in one scene. “And I heard the heartbeat, which was the most beautiful music I ever heard in my life.”

She and Jay-Z (they wed in April 2008) were naturally overjoyed about their baby-to-be. “I picked out names,” Beyonce recalls. “I envisioned what my child would look like . . . I was feeling very maternal.”

But something went wrong in the early stages, the “Love on Top” singer reveals. “I flew back to New York to get my check up — and no heartbeat,” she says. “Literally the week before I went to the doctor, everything was fine, but there was no heartbeat.”

The superstar (who will perform at the Super Bowl Half Time show this Sunday, Feb. 3) dealt with the heartache the best way she knew how: Through music.

“I went into the studio and wrote the saddest song I’ve ever written in my life,” she says, although she doesn’t name the track. “And it was actually the first song I wrote for my album. And it was the best form of therapy for me, because it was the saddest thing I’ve ever been through.”

All of which made her successful pregnancy with Blue Ivy all the more exciting and joyful. “Being pregnant was very much like falling in love,” she muse. “You are so open. You are so overjoyed. There’s no words that can express having a baby growing inside of you, so of course you want to scream it out and tell everyone.”

After months of understandable secrecy, she finally did “tell everyone” — in one of the most Tweeted moments in history! — by revealing her bump on the red carpet at MTV Video Music Awards in L.A. Aug. 28, 2011. Later on in the evening, she rubbed her growing belly at the tail end of a lively rendition of “Love on Top.”

I had two beautiful boys at the age of 23 & 25, and had very easy, very normal pregnancies. When my youngest was about three, I tried two more times to have a baby, and both times had miscarriages. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever had to go through, hands down. You have to move on, and I’m so thankful that I was able to have two beautiful, healthy children. I couldn’t have made it through without my husband, that’s for sure.

The picture above is the first Super Bowl promo for the singer. She’ll be performing this weekend during half time!


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January 31st, 2013 at 9:42 am

When I was 21 I was pregnant. I remember teh doctor telling me that once I get to four months, I’m good.

The day after I hit four months, I miscarried. And I agree…for me, it was the hardest thing I ever went through in my entire life. Suddenly everything that I would complain about during those months – morning sickness, being tired, being moody – suddenly, I’d have given anything to get all of it back. It was the lonliest, most depressing time of my life.

I can’t imagine going through two. I hope one day I will be able to have a healthy child the way you did : )

January 31st, 2013 at 10:20 am

I was shocked to have two miscarriages – in a row…. after having two totally healthy pregnancies. It just goes to show you never know, and you can NEVER give up hope. I hear stories all the time about women who finally deliver a baby after multiple miscarriages. I stopped trying, only because I wasn’t sure if I could handle a third miscarriage. It’s definitely something I think about daily. The what-if’s.

January 31st, 2013 at 10:49 am

Best of luck to you Ana. ♥

Sorry that we all have gone through this.
I was kinda lucky in a way…..I only knew I was pregnant for 3 weeks before it happened, and I was a little worried because I was 40(I was kinda scared about having a baby at that age). Still sucked of course, but I AM lucky, I do have one awesome son who is 22 years old now.

January 31st, 2013 at 10:51 am

At 21 my pregnancy obviously wasn’t planned but I was excited because I have been in a great, healthy relationship going on seven years now – I’m only about to be 24 in two weeks. But even the thought of getting pregnant again scares the life out of me because I can’t imagine that pain again. I have always wanted to be a mom and don’t feel like I will ever be complete without finally having a child, but man! I’m afraid : ( Like you say though…cant give up hope.

January 31st, 2013 at 11:35 am

Don’t give up Ana! First time miscarriages are so common, unfortunately. Don’t give up!! The baby you WILL have has been hand picked for you.

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