Amanda Pendolino
January 31, 2013

Beyonce Opens Up About Her Miscarriage

Beyonce is thrilled to be mom to 13-month-old Blue Ivy — but before she was blessed with the bundle of joy, she dealt with a devastating miscarriage.

Beyonce opens up about the incident in Life Is But a Dream, her new HBO documentary that premieres in February, Us Weekly reports.

“About two years ago, I was pregnant for the first time,” she says. “And I heard the heartbeat, which was the most beautiful music I ever heard in my life.”

“I picked out names,” she continues. “I envisioned what my child would look like… I was feeling very maternal.”

Unfortunately, the pregnancy didn’t work out.

“I flew back to New York to get my check up — and no heartbeat,” she recalls. “Literally the week before I went to the doctor, everything was fine, but there was no heartbeat.”

Beyonce dealt with her feelings about the tragic loss through music.

“I went into the studio and wrote the saddest song I’ve ever written in my life,” she says. “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.” (It’s not clear which song Beyonce’s referring to.)

Beyonce’s husband, Jay-Z, also referenced the miscarriage in his song “Glory.”

Mariah Carey opened up about her own miscarriage in 2010.

“It was really sad, so we really had to absorb this and take it in,” she said, explaining why she waited so long to confirm the rumors that she was pregnant with her twins.

I’m glad to see more celebs are willing to talk about their difficult experiences. According to American Pregnancy, anywhere from 10-25% of all clinically recognized pregnancies will end in miscarriage — but many women don’t realize how common miscarriages are because we rarely talk about them.