We, as a society, tend to ignore how common miscarriages are in a woman’s life. A study conducted by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has found out that almost 10% of all pregnancies end in miscarriages, and that this percentage is probably higher since the study only targeted clinically recognized pregnancies.
Despite this shocking number, there is still a lot of stigma around the topic of miscarriages which Hilaria Baldwin, a fitness trainer, aims to remove. She is also the author of two very popular books, co-founder of Yoga Vida, and the wife of Alec Baldwin.
The Sad News
Hilaria shared a rather sad piece of news on her Instagram account whereby she disclosed that she might experience a miscarriage with her current pregnancy.
She explained that her embryo has a weak heartbeat and that the baby’s growth rate is very concerning to the doctors. Even though the chances of survival for the fetus are low, Hilaria still seems to be hopeful.
Her Instagram post has received over twenty thousand comments, most of which are full of kind words and prayers for the expecting mother. Many of the women have shared their own experiences of having a miscarriage.
Hilaria’s husband and actor, Alec, is also very supportive of her. He reposted her account on his own Instagram handle and captioned it with kind words of encouragement for his wife.
The Important Reason
The purpose behind Hilaria’s vulnerable Instagram post was to de-stigmatize the topic of miscarriage. In an interview, the fitness guru revealed that women are taught to deal with such issues on their own, which can be very scary. She further explained how people are so superstitious that they don’t even let you break the news before 12 weeks.
According to Hilaria, her post was not just a way for her to pour her heart out but it was for every other woman who is going through or has gone through the same experience. She revealed that women had shared their experiences and wisdom on her post and had even stopped her on the streets to discuss the same topic. This interaction and wisdom really helped her since she had never gone through such an ordeal before.
The Heartbreaking Moment
Hilaria also went on to describe the heartbreaking moment when she got to know that her pregnancy might end in a miscarriage. She told that the ultrasound technician was unable to find any heartbeat.
Then, on her next visit, the embryo’s heartbeat was faintly audible but still quite irregular. At that moment, Hilaria declared that she thinks that the baby is not going to last.
However, she also acknowledged the fact that, even if this pregnancy ends up in a miscarriage, it will not be her fault. The fitness expert believes that one needs to forgive themselves as well.
Many people, who have commented on her post, have called her a very strong woman, judging from the way she is dealing with her possible miscarriage, and sent positive energy her way to help her during this tough time.
A week after she made the post, as predicted, Hilaria lost her child. According to her, she is taking things slow and being very careful with her body during this vulnerable time.