Alec Baldwin's Wife Hilaria Live Tweets Miscarriage
Hilaria Baldwin, wife of actor Alec Baldwin, shocked followers on social media when she revealed that she was "most likely experiencing a miscarriage."
Posting across Instagram and Twitter, the 35-year-old said she hoped to "remove the stigma" of miscarriage -- which occurs during one in four pregnancies -- as she detailed the loss.
"I want to share with you that I am most likely experiencing a miscarriage," she wrote in an Instagram caption shared to Twitter.
She continued, "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 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 normalise miscarriage and remove the stigma from it."
She went on to explain to followers what exactly lead her to believe she was miscarrying the couple's fifth child.
"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," she said.
"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."
Fans were quick to praise Baldwin for her openness and honesty, with one fan writing, "Thanks for sharing! Your courage is so admirable and many women are so in need of candor on this topic. Sending you and your family love and support."
Another added, "I love your 'real-ness'. Praying for you."
Hilaria and Alec were married in 2012 and have four children together -- five-year-old Carmen Gabriela, three-year-old Rafael Thomas, two-year-old Leonardo Ángel Charles, and 10-month-old Romeo. Alec also has 23-year-old daughter Ireland Baldwin with ex-wife Kim Basinger.