Hilaria Baldwin, the co-host of Mom Brain and wife to Alec Baldwin, has shared an extremely personal post on Instagram revealing she is 'most likely experiencing a miscarriage'.
"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," the 35-year-old mother of four wrote. "So we wait, and this is hard. So much uncertainty…but the chances are very, very small that this is a viable pregnancy."
"There is so much secrecy during the first trimester," Baldwin added. "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."
It's not uncommon for women to want to keep their pregnancy a secret until after the first trimester.
"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," Baldwin wrote. "I think it’s important to show the truth…because my job is to help people by being real and open," she continued. "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. I’m hoping, that by sharing this, I can contribute to raising awareness about this sensitive topic."
Hilaria and Alec share four children together, daughter Carmen and sons Rafael, Leonardo and Romeo.
Miscarriage is an experience that is often far too common and often leaves many women feeling vulnerable and alone for what happened to them. In Australia alone, up to 1 in 4 confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage before 20 weeks.