Beyonce has revealed how she prepared for the birth of her first child, Blue Ivy Carter. It was claimed that Beyonce and husband Jay Z hired out the entire floor of a New York hospital, and although those reports were played down, it appears the singer still indulged in some superstar treatment.

Speaking to People magazine about her birthing preparations, the R&B star laughed, "I did have a fresh eyebrow wax.I got my nails done, I got my feet done, had my hair done, and I had my little lip gloss". Despite her best efforts, Beyonce claims she didn't actually look that glamorous while she was having Blue, saying, "I didn't feel that I looked beautiful during birth, but who does? After being pumped with all those fluids and gaining so much weight... I barely recognised myself". The 'Single Ladies' star revealed how she put on 50lbs while pregnant, with 20lbs of that coming in the last month. She has since lost the majority of the baby-weight and was recently named People magazine's World's Most Beautiful.

Later in the interview, Beyonce addressed rumors that she wore a "fake" baby bump during an appearance on an Australian television show, saying, "That was crazy. It wasn't hurtful, it was just crazy.Where did they come up with this?"