Wearing Givenchy, Beyoncé covers the March 2013 issue of Vogue magazine.
The 31-year-old entertainer fronts the publication for the second time and talks candidly about giving birth to her daughter Blue Ivy as well as having more kids.
Here are some highlights from Bey’s interview…
On giving birth to Blue Ivy: “I felt very maternal around eight months. And I thought I couldn’t become any more until I saw the baby. . . . But it happened during my labor because I had a very strong connection with my child. I felt like when I was having contractions, I envisioned my child pushing through a very heavy door. And I imagined this tiny infant doing all the work, so I couldn’t think about my own pain. . . . We were talking. I know it sounds crazy, but I felt a communication. . . . My family and my closest people were there when I gave birth. Everything that scared me just was not present in that room. So for me to really let go and really appreciate every contraction . . . it was the best day of my life.”
On plans to give Blue Ivy a normal childhood: “At some point it’s very important to me that my daughter is able to experience life and run through the sprinklers and have slumber parties and trust and live and do all the things that any child should be able to do. . . . School visits and lemonade stands and all that stuff. It’s very important for me.”
On having more kids: “When I was younger, there were moments where I said, ‘I’m not going to have children.’ And then moments when I wanted four. And now I definitely want another, but I don’t know when.”