Alec Baldwin’s wife Hilaria has thanked fans for their support after posting an emotional message on social media to say she feared she was “experiencing a miscarriage”.
The Spanish yoga teacher, who has four children with the Hollywood star, shared the post on Instagram, saying she wanted to “be a part of the effort to normalise miscarriage and remove the stigma from it”.
Her message said she was waiting for news but the chances are “very small that this is a viable pregnancy”.
Alongside a picture showing her holding her stomach, the 35-year-old said she had promised herself that if she got pregnant again she would “share the news with you guys pretty early, even if that means suffering a public loss”.
View this post on Instagram
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.
A post shared by Hilaria Thomas Baldwin (@hilariabaldwin) on Apr 4, 2019 at 6:47am PDT
“And I don’t want to keep this from you, just because it isn’t as positive and shiny as the rest,” she said.
“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 normalise miscarriage and remove the stigma from it.”
Baldwin said she was in the first trimester of her pregnancy and that she found the “secrecy” surrounding this stage “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,” she said.
She said her baby did not have a strong heartbeat and “isn’t growing very much”.
She finished the post by pleading with fans to “be kind”.
Instagram users flooded the comments section with messages of support, praising her for her “bravery”.
Actress Jessica Simpson, who became a mother for the third time last month, was among them, posting a love heart emoji.
Later, Baldwin posted a message of thanks for the supportive messages, saying: “This is why I wanted to share.”
- REVEALED: The astonishing amount of money Tammy Hembrow makes per Instagram post after reaching 10 million followers ...as she becomes Australia's 11th most in demand star
- Sarah Hyland dubs Wells Adams 'the Chandler to my Monica' as they celebrate two-year anniversary with gushing Instagram posts
- Mother who had multiple miscarriages reflects on Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
- Jennifer Aniston joins Instagram with Friends reunion shot that briefly crashes profile
- Post Nasal Drip Remedies
- Starting Again Post Divorce - 3 Steps to Starting Over Positively - Part 1
- Post Divorce Challenge - Will You Choose to Move Forward?
- Post-Divorce Modification of Support
- Starting Over After Divorce - 3 Strategies For Starting Again Positively Post Divorce - Part 2
- Dating Post Divorce - 3 Tips For Successful Dating