Alec Baldwin's wife Hilaria Baldwin opens up about loss and coping with having a miscarriage
Hilaria suffered a miscarriage with her fifth child and opened up with how the love of her dear ones is acting as a medicine to help her through the loss
Hilaria Baldwin recently announced that she suffered a miscarriage and the former actress took to Instagram to share her emotions with her fans. Sharing a cheerful picture that she clicked while on a vacation, Hilaria commented on how one should focus on the good things when life has witnessed a painful obstacle. "In coping with loss or a difficult time, it is important to be present for your emotions and process, but also keep an eye on perspective and joyful moments," she wrote.
The yoga and wellness guru also gave her fans an insight into when the picture was taken. "This photo, sent to me by a friend just now, was taken 3 years ago today. This is Rafa, I am like 5-6 months pregnant with Leonardo, and Carmen is off to the right. Peaceful, happy, full of love," she wrote. Hilaria told her fans that it is important to look at grief as a moment that would slowly pass.
"When I get sad, I like to remind myself that sadness passes like a season. I like to look at my blessings, my happiness, and always remembering that I have so many more good times to look forward to. It is a balance of sitting with grief, as we don’t want to shove it away and not address it... but also not let it cloud how wonderful life is," she wrote. Hilaria also wrote words of encouragement for her fans and motivated them to come forward and ask for help or to communicate if they are feeling low.
"If you feel cloudy and down, reach out... our communities can remind us that there is sunshine too," she continued in the post. Hilaria also invited her fans to comment if they needed support or just looking for a place to share their emotions. "Lastly, we have built a lovely community here... so much beautiful interaction happens in the comments... so if you need support, please reach out. I am sure an angel here will take your hand," she concluded the post.
Fans were quick to support Hilaria and applaud her for how she was dealing with the loss. Some of them came forward and shared their own stories of loss while also saying they are there for her. "I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet boy. I too lost my baby boy to Trisomy 18. This was just last month when I was 20 weeks. I’m here if you want to chat! I don’t know too much about TFMR, but it’s obviously something that’s hard did you," one fan wrote. Another added, "I’m sorry for your loss. I love when people, especially in the public eye, share their losses. Ten years ago, I lost a baby at 23 weeks pregnant. I felt so alone."
Another fan shared a similar story as they wrote, "Thank you for being so honest and sharing your most vulnerable self with us... your story particularly resonated with me as I suffered a loss last year with an ectopic pregnancy discovered at 2 months... it was difficult at the time but reminding myself that I was already blessed with 2 beautiful toddlers made it a lot easier. I am now pregnant with my third expecting in August and believe what happens or does not is somehow meant to be. This helps with my grief, and focus on enjoying every present moment with my children and husband."
Hilaria's post comes after she had announced on Instagram that she wanted to normalize having a miscarriage and the stigma that is attached to it. "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," she had written then. Despite the loss, Hilaria stated that she was blessed to have her husband, Alec Baldwin and her loving family beside her to get through a hard time.