Hilaria Baldwin Announces Pregnancy Following Public Miscarriage

Hilaria Baldwin

After sharing her miscarriage publicly this past spring, Hilaria Baldwin took to Instagram again this week with news that she is expecting!

The fitness expert and author who has four children with husband Alec Baldwin, revealed the new pregnancy to followers with a video that appears to be a fetal heartbeat.

“It is still very early… but we have learned that there is a little person inside of me,” she wrote. “The sound of this strong heart makes me so happy — especially because of the loss we experienced in the spring. We want to share this news as we are excited and don’t want to hide the pregnancy.”

Baldwin explained that she is still in the very early stages of this new pregnancy.

“These first few months are tough with exhaustion and nausea…and I don’t want to have to pretend that I feel ok,” she wrote.

She further added a note to paparazzi, asking for their respect in her pregnancy, as “getting chased around by cameras is not in the doctor’s orders.”

Baldwin first made headlines in April after she shared about her miscarriage in real-time on social media.

 

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I want to share with you that I am most likely experiencing a miscarriage. I always promised myself that if I were to get pregnant again, I would share the news with you guys pretty early, even if that means suffering a public loss. I have always been so open with you all about my family, fitness, pregnancies…and I don’t want to keep this from you, just because it isn’t as positive and shiny as the rest. I think it’s important to show the truth…because my job is to help people by being real and open. Furthermore, I have no shame or embarrassment with this experience. I want to be a part of the effort to normalize miscarriage and remove the stigma from it. There is so much secrecy during the first trimester. This works for some, but I personally find it to be exhausting. I’m nauseous, tired, my body is changing. And I have to pretend that everything is just fine—and it truly isn’t. I don’t want to have to pretend anymore. I hope you understand. So, this is what is going on now: the embryo has a heartbeat, but it isn’t strong, and the baby isn’t growing very much. So we wait—and this is hard. So much uncertainty…but the chances are very, very small that this is a viable pregnancy. I have complete confidence that my family and I will get through this, even if the journey is difficult. I am so blessed with my amazing doctor, my dear friends, and my loving family…My husband and my four very healthy babies help me keep it together and have the perspective of how truly beautiful life is, even when it occasionally seems ugly. The luck and gratitude I feel that I am my babies’ mommy, is wonderfully overwhelming and comforting. In your comments, please be kind. I’m feeling a bit fragile and I need support. I’m hoping, that by sharing this, I can contribute to raising awareness about this sensitive topic.

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In her post, Baldwin announced her pregnancy, but said that she was “most likely experiencing a miscarriage.”

She said she had always promised herself that she would share pregnancy news with fans “pretty early, even if that means suffering public loss.”

Five days later, her suspicions were confirmed.

“There was no heartbeat today at my scan… so it’s over,” she wrote, sharing a photo of her husband and four young kids. “But I have some pretty strong and amazing heartbeats right here. I am surrounded by such love and I feel so fortunate.”

1 in 4 pregnancies will end in miscarriage. Baldwin says it’s important to her that women know they’re not alone in their suffering. She’s openly used her platform (over 630k followers) to erase the stigma around miscarriage.

“This is something that has not been easy, and I understand it,” she told TODAY. “I wanted to come out and speak about it because it’s something so many people deal with, and as women, we’re trained to deal with it silently… I don’t think we have to live with such fear.”


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