TV personality and mum-of-four Hilaria Baldwin has shared a powerful photo on Instagram, telling followers she is ‘likely experiencing a miscarriage’
Sharing her post with over half a million Instagram followers, US TV personality Hilaria Baldwin has revealed that she is likely experiencing a miscarriage during her fifth pregnancy. Despite feeling incredibly vulnerable and fragile, Hilaria says she felt it was important to share the reality of baby loss and remind other women that they are not alone.
A Sensitive Topic
The wife of popular actor Alec Baldwin, Hilaria told her followers that she made the decision to announce this pregnancy early, regardless of the potential for complications. “I want to share with you that I am most likely experiencing a miscarriage,” she posted alongside an image of her small baby bump. “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 no shame or embarrassment with this experience. I want it to be part of the effort to normalise miscarriage and remove the stigma from it.” Hilaria said that while her baby still had a heartbeat, it’s growth had slowed dramatically and the pregnancy was unlikely to be viable.
After just an hour, the post had received more than 30,000 likes and over 6000 comments. “Thank you for your openness, honesty and awareness of this subject,” one follower wrote. “Sending prayers to you and your family. “I have had three miscarriages myself,” said another. “I commend you for coming forward and bringing this experience to the public.” Hilaria told her followers that she is drawing strength from her husband and children. “My husband and four healthy babies help me keep it together and have the perspective of how beautiful life truly is,” she said.
We think this post is an incredible statement about the pain of miscarriage and serves as an important reminder that baby loss affects women from all walks of life. Our thoughts are with Hilaria, Alec and their family.
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