Hilaria Baldwin Returns to Exercising after Her Tragic Miscarriage
Hilaria Baldwin slowly eases back into a regular physical routine while “being super gentle” after her recent and tragic miscarriage.
On Sunday the 35-year-old fitness guru posted a video of stretches she started doing while keeping in mind that her body is still healing. Under normal circumstances, the mother of four exercises regularly and could feel her muscles stiffening due to the lack of her usual movements.
In the short video, Hilaria shared a variety of stretches that helped her feel better as she added in the caption, “Here are some light stretches I turned to today that has helped me while sticking with my recovery ❤️. They feel good, and I think you may like them too.”
During the clip, her daughter Carmen could briefly be seen as she popped into the frame and Hilaria jokingly added in her caption, “And yes: Carmen likes to peek.”
The last two weeks had been hard on both Hilaria and Alec since she first posted about suspecting a miscarriage on April 4.
“I want to share with you that I am most likely experiencing a miscarriage,” she wrote and added her reason for sharing such a personal story, “I want to be a part of the effort to normalize miscarriage and remove the stigma from it.”
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I want to share with you that I am most likely experiencing a miscarriage. 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 have always been so open with you all about my family, fitness, pregnancies...and 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 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. 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. 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. I am so blessed with my amazing doctor, my dear friends, and my loving family...My husband and my four very healthy babies help me keep it together and have the perspective of how truly beautiful life is, even when it occasionally seems ugly. The luck and gratitude I feel that I am my babies’ mommy, is wonderfully overwhelming and comforting. In your comments, please be kind. I’m feeling a bit fragile and I need support. I’m hoping, that by sharing this, I can contribute to raising awareness about this sensitive topic.
Almost a week later, Hilaria confirmed the sad news in an update, “There was no heartbeat today at my scan...so it’s over...but I have some pretty strong and amazing heartbeats right here.”
In reference to Alec and their four children, staying focused on them have helped her in processing the emotions that are part of such a loss.
In an update posted a few days ago, Hilaria elaborated, “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.”
The mother of four reminded of the delicate balance that exists between dealing with one’s grief while not letting it “cloud how wonderful life is.”
For the times when Hilaria gets sad, she reminds herself that the sadness will pass much as seasons do. By not losing sight of her blessings, Hilaria knows that she has “many more good times” ahead.
To many, Hilaria’s transparency about her life and how she deals with the difficult issues has been an inspiration to many, as one fan wrote, “You are an amazing example of strength, beauty, and resilience! Thank you for your smart, compassionate interviews and wonderful posts!”
Yesterday Alec posted about a loss of another kind as he shared an update in remembrance of his late father who died on April 15, 1983.
His father passed away from lung cancer when he was 55-years-old, and Alec elaborated with emotional words on how the loss of his father affected him.