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.