Hilaria Baldwin’s heartbreaking news that she’s possibly suffering a miscarriage has other woman sharing their stories.
In reaction to Baldwin’s revelation, NBC’s Kate Snow revealed Friday on the “Today” show that she miscarried twice.
Baldwin broke the news to her 500,000 followers along with a photo touching her small baby bump: “the embryo has a heartbeat, but it isn’t strong, and the baby isn’t growing very much. The chances are very, very small that this is a viable pregnancy.”
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
She received 100,000 likes and wrote a message thanking her supporters.
About 10-25% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage, according to the American Pregnancy Association. A miscarriage is when the pregnancy ends within the first 20 weeks.
In 2017, Olympic gold medal gymnast Shawn Johnson revealed her pregnancy loss. She bravely documented the experience online, including a visit to her doctor.
But recently there is good news for Johnson and her husband, Andrew East, as they are expecting a baby.