Learn to let go. Hilaria Baldwin is accepting the aspects of pregnancy that are “beyond control” due to her previous miscarriages.
“As I approach the time when I lost the second baby in 2019, at 16 weeks, I get more nervous,” the Living clearly author, 38, captioned a Monday, April 11, Instagram video of her baby-to-be’s heartbeat. “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.”
The Massachusetts native went on to write that she often experiences “intense implantation cramping” in the first trimesters of her pregnancies, which led to great parenting advice from her mom, Kathryn Hayward.
“I expressed my frustration to my mother when I was pregnant [in 2013],” the “Mom Brain” podcast cohost, who is the mother of Carmen, 8, Rafael, 6, Leonardo, 5, Romeo, 3, Eduardo, 18 months, and Lucia, 13 months, with husband Alec Baldwin, added. “I thought at any moment I’d start bleeding. She told me, ‘This is just the beginning, Hilaria. This is preparation for a lifetime of being a mother, and not being in control. You must live and learn to be.’ Going on seven children later, and multiple losses, this is so true. Frustrating for my controlling Capricorn mind, but true.”
A former yoga instructor encouraged other mothers who had experienced pregnancy losses to purchase a Doppler Kit for peace of heart.
“When I get nervous, I focus on my breath and try to calm muscles of stress in my body. This is how it works [Doppler] helps my mind,” the Yoga Vida cocreator concluded. “I’ve read that sometimes women can’t find the heartbeat (even tho it’s there), because it can be tricky. It is important to remember this. It can also lead to addiction. That’s something to consider.”
Hilaria also spoke out about her November 2019 miscarriage and shared with her social media followers her April 2019 loss. Hilaria also spoke out about multiple chemical pregnancies she has had over the years.
Last month, Alec, a New York University graduate, announced that they were expecting their seventh child together. (The 64-year-old 30 RockAn alum welcomed a daughterIreland Baldwin1995 with then-wife Kim Basinger.)
“After many ups and downs over the past few years, we have an exciting up and a huge surprise: another Baldwinito is coming this fall,” the expectant star wrote via Instagram in March. “We were pretty sure our family was complete, and we’re beyond happy with this surprise.”