On Monday, Hilaria Baldwin opened up about her latest pregnancy.
Hilaria and her husband Alec Baldwin share children Carmen Gabriela, 8, Rafael Thomas, 6, Leonardo Ángel Charles, 5, Romeo Alejandro David, 3 1/2, and Eduardo “Edu” Pao Lucas, who was born in September 2020, is now 18 months old. María Lucía Victoria, the couple’s newest daughter, was born last spring and is now 13 months old. Alec Baldwin also has a daughter, Ireland Baldwin, 26, with ex-wife Kim Basinger.
Hilaria also had a miscarriage in 2019, which she opened up about in her latest Instagram post.
Hilaria Baldwin Discusses Her 2019 Miscarriage In Candid Post
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Hilaria began her caption, writing, “So much of motherhood is waiting and realizing that there is so much beyond our control.”
“As I approach the time when I lost the second baby in 2019, at 16 weeks, I get more nervous,” she explained. “I get asked all the time how to stay calm and make it through after loss. To be honest, it’s hard to stay calm, even if someone hasn’t experienced loss.”
“I experience intense implantation cramping in the first tri,” she continued. “I expressed my frustration to my mother when I was pregnant with Carmen. I thought at any moment I’d start bleeding…she told me ‘this is just the beginning, Hilaria…this is preparation for an entire lifetime of being a mother and not being able to control so much. You must live and learn to be.’”
“Going on 7 children later, and multiple losses, this is so true,” she added. “Frustrating for my controlling Capricorn mind, but true. Learning to let go and understand we are in a nature system that is not always benevolent, has been a difficult and important lesson for me. One that I have not mastered, but I’m constantly working on it.”
She added, “When I get nervous, I focus on my breath and try to calm muscles of stress in my body. This helps my mind.”
Hilaria Baldwin Explained She Went To Fewer Doctors Appointments During COVID-19
Getting proper healthcare was a struggle for many women during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it seems that it was the same for Hilaria.
She explained, “I have this Doppler from when I was pregnant with Edu. I didn’t go to as many dr appts because of COVID, so I did little checks on him at home. What a wild time to be having a baby. I decided to dig it up this pregnancy, as I can feel my stress level rise, approaching the 4 month mark, interestingly coinciding with the baby I lost due date.”
“Do I recommend getting one of these? Perhaps. The question is: is it causing stress or calming?” she asked. “I’ve read that sometimes women can’t find the heartbeat (even tho it’s there), because it can be tricky. That is an important thing to think about. Also, sometimes people get addicted to it..that’s something to consider.”
She concluded, “Anyway, as always, I like to pass on my thoughts and experience with you, just in case it’s helpful 💛 the one I bought is sonoline b.”
One user commented, “Also, later in pregnancy some women could be hearing their own heartbeat or placenta pulse vs baby’s heart and not know the difference. I think your advice is spot on. Is it calming or is it stressful?”
Hilaria replied, “yes! You are so right. I found with Edu, that as soon as I could feel him moving regularly, I stopped using it. It’s such a personal decision, weighing the pros and cons.”
Another user said, “Best sound on earth. Second best is their first cry. Third is their first ‘I love you.’”
Hilaria replied, “Yes!!! And ‘mama’ ❤️ so much good.”