‘I am most likely experiencing a miscarriage’: Hilaria Baldwin shares powerful fifth pregnancy announcement

By Meaghan Wray

Living in the limelight isn’t always easy, especially when it means sharing the intimate parts of life. But Hilaria Baldwin has taken to her platform with a poignant message about her fifth pregnancy, and potential miscarriage. “I want to share with you that I am most likely experiencing a miscarriage,” she wrote in an Instagram post she shared on Thursday (April 4).

Posing in her underwear in what appears to be a baby nursery, Alec Baldwin’s wife cradled her growing baby bump. Of course, pregnancy is an exciting time, but her goal with the post was to remove stigma from miscarriages. “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.”

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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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She continued: “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.”

Hilaria, 35, pointed out many pregnant women live in secrecy during the first trimester of their pregnancies. “This works for some, but I personally find it to be exhausting. I’m nauseous, tired, my body is changing,” she wrote. “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.”

Hilaria, Alec and their kids posed together on the set of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Photo: © Instagram/@hilariabaldwin

The native of Spain, who said “I do” to Alec in 2012, already has four children – Carmen, 5, Rafael, 3, Leonardo, 2, and 10-month-old Romeo. While the family oriented couple must be broken hearted about this possibility, Hilaria's noble message is likely a big inspiration and support to all of her followers experiencing pregnancy troubles.

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