Several women have suffered from the grief and trauma of having a miscarriage, but it’s rarely discussed in the public arena. That’s why folks are applauding Beyoncé for sharing the story of her own miscarriage and how it impacted her in her upcoming HBO documentary, “Life Is But A Dream.”

The superstar discusses her miscarriage as well as rumors that she faked her pregnancy and used a surrogate. Via USA Today, who received an advance copy of the documentary:

She shares footage of her trip to Paris with her nephew. She talks about wanting to “make love” to her husband. She explains why she decided to share her pregnancy news so visibly at the MTV awards.

Most notably: She opens up about her miscarriage two years ago, saying that one week she heard a heartbeat – and the next, nothing. And she talks about how devastating the loss was to her and how she retreated to the studio to deal with it.

Most movingly, she addresses stories that she used a surrogate to carry daughter Blue Ivy, now 1.”

While we couldn’t get enough of the Beyoncé conspiracy theories surrounding the baby bump, she was ultimately hurt:

“There’s a stupid rumor. The most ridiculous rumor I think I’ve ever had about me. It’s crazy. To think I would be that vain – I respect mothers and women so much and to be able to experience bringing a child into this world, if you’re lucky and fortunate enough to experience that, I would never, ever take that for granted. It’s the most powerful thing you can do. Especially after losing a child, the pain and trauma from that just makes it mean so much more to get an opportunity to bring life into the world. It seems like people should have boundaries,” says a visibly shaken Beyoncé.

Whether you agree that Beyoncé should have addressed surrogacy rumors or not, there’s something very brave about her speaking publicly about a miscarriage. Some women feel shame when they struggle with fertility issues or suffer a miscarriage but the singer’s admission may help them realize they’re not alone and ultimately find healing.

What are your thoughts on Beyoncé’s comments on her miscarriage and surrogate rumors, Clutchettes and Gents?

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  • realityplease

    I just think its so sad how celebrities sucessfully pimp fans and followers without them even realising. All it takes is a “candid, open, heart felt” interview for the praise and sympathy to start overflowing and the logic and reason to hit the door.
    Beyonce paraded this pregnancy at the start like the newest media tool at that award ceremony (that image of her ripping off her jacket, throwing it to the floor and rubbing her stomach is still as clear as day in my mind) and lapped up the attention until it literally folded in two that day (I know some people say it was the material but in all my years I’ve never seen that take place in such a way), then all of a sudden it was back to secrecy and stories of miscarriages all around.

    All it would’ve taken for the rumours to subside, was a normal, front view, 6- 7 month pregnant, bare belly, line down the stomach, photo done in the most elegant way (see Nia long and others as reference) its clear she has no problem with showing her body so why not that instead of a whole documentary? Why wait a whole year to address rumours of you pretending to be pregnant, and spice it up with discusions about making love to your husband and miscarriage issues, when a simple SOLID picture could’ve nipped all of that talk in the bud ASAP and all other personal issues could have remained personal and if it’s because the rumours were so ridiculous and she had nothing to prove, why even address the the rumours at all? And what’s with the new obsession with sharing so much with the public?

    I don’t believe she gave birth to her baby, there I said it. Not because I’m a “hater” “mean spirited” or person who “hates seeing black women shine” but because I’m not allowing celebrity status, fame and good publicity to cloud my normal everyday logical reasoning. If she used a surrogate that’s not my business either, as long as the end result is a child its still a blessing, what gets me is the God-like image the media has tried so hard to create for her which fans and everyday people cling to, No celebrity should have to divulge all their personal details to the world but picking and choosing when to do so in order to benefit from it (new album in the works) is low. We’re living in a world where the media controls the way we think and celebrities are idolised and held in such high esteem so that common sense is no longer common. When a celebrity wants things back in order, all they need are some cameras an interviewer, some behind the scenes footage and a touch of emotion, its the oldest trick in the book and works a treat.

    I won’t lie, the lady has this game on lock, but it wouldn’t hurt if people used their God given logic a little more.

    p.s. does comission this site now?


      This post should have 498494 like. In lieu with your statment, I it makes me think of thise quote from unknown “People love living a lie but, hate living in truth”. The celebrity obsession is sickening to me. People know more about Beyonce, LIl Wayne, and Brad Pitt then themselves, family, and friends. These people will spew a verbal war with you online or offline if you say anything negative about these mentally diseased celebrities. I know people who in the industry and if these fans seen behind the scenes………………………..

    • Stacy

      Beyonce miscarriage story is a lie ! The only way you should believe her us if you never had never been pregnant or your mind is fogg by the spell she has cast over you. When women suffer miscarriage early in pregnant the baby aborts the body. No one goes for a routine exam early in pregnancy only to be told there is no heart beat. Later in a trimester yes! However she stated she wasn’t that far along! She would have been bleeding which could have resulted in a trip to the Dr office but ” she said she went in for a routine visit” this is how she found out! So you want to know why would a woman lie about something like this ? Well it’s simply bc she can! She can tell you the year is 1942 and her fans would believe her and start saying the yr is 1942. I have to sit back and smh to people for not using common sense!

  • dbsm

    a miscarriage isn’t a “fertility issue” unless a woman has them repeatedly. there are often known reasons for these cases. 25% of pregnancies end in miscarriage. some women have them and don’t even realize it, maybe even because they weren’t aware that they were pregnant. it isn’t always the horrible situation that is painted. miscarriages occur because something wasn’t right. the body was doing its job in attempting to correct the error. everything isn’t meant to be viable but our society has conditioned us to believe so. also, losing a baby/fetus in the 2nd and 3rd trimester isn’t a “miscarriage.” speak up if you wish, or keep it private. just know that you are not alone.

  • Lisa Guzman

    Oh shut up when I saw her perform with the yellow dress on I said she’s pregnant! How ignorant can people be!

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