Hilaria Baldwin Shares 'Light Stretches' After Miscarriage: 'I'm Being Super Gentle with My Body'
Hilaria Baldwin revealed last week that she suffered a miscarriage
The fitness guru, 35, shared a set of stretches to Instagram, Sunday, explaining that while she’s taking extra caution with her healing body, the moves have helped her feel better.
“I’m being super gentle with my body right now, considering what it has just been through…but I start getting stiff and uncomfortable due to lack of my typical movement,” she wrote.
“Here are some light stretches I turned to today that have helped me, while sticking with my recovery. They feel good and I think you may like them too,” she added.
In the short clip, Baldwin performs a variety of stretches in what appears to be her living room, while daughter Carmen briefly pops her head into the frame.
“And yes: Carmen likes to peek,” Baldwin joked.
Less than a week after revealing she was “likely” suffering a miscarriage, the yoga instructor confirmed on Instagram last Tuesday that she had lost her baby after the unborn child showed no signs of a heartbeat.
“There was no heartbeat today at my scan…so it’s over…” she captioned the post, featuring a photo with her family. “But I have some pretty strong and amazing heartbeats right here.”
The adorable photo featured her and husband Alec Baldwin, 61, posing with their four children: Carmen, 5½, and sons Romeo Alejandro David, 10 months, Leonardo Angel Charles, 2½, and Rafael Thomas, 3 ½.
“I am surrounded by such love and I feel so fortunate,” Hilaria continued. “Thank you all for listening, for your support, and for sharing your own personal stories. We are stronger together…”
She said she knew something was wrong at an early check-in appointment when her technician got quiet and struggled to find a heartbeat.
“She could find it and she’d listen to it and hear it, [but it was] very spread apart and slow. She said to me that the heartbeat is not very fast,” Baldwin said. “Then I went in again, and in the life of an embryo — days, a week — it’s completely different. And it was the same.”
Baldwin explained that she chose to be open with her miscarriage because hiding the news would have been harder than just being honest.
“It’s a lot to ask of me but for me personally, it’d be harder for me to do it silently,” she confessed. “Say I was doing a fitness segment. I would be wearing something different so you could not see that my belly is a little bit bigger than it typically is. I would pretend I wasn’t nauseous and I would pretend I wasn’t tired — and that’s really tiring. Then you put the emotion on top of that of, ‘Hey this isn’t going in a great direction,’ and that’s a lot to bear.”
“Being open for me just allowed me to relieve it a little bit,” she added. “Secrets are only scary when they’re secrets. Once you let the secret out, it’s not so scary anymore.”
In the week since, the star has focused on counting her blessings, namely her husband and children.
Baldwin on Friday shared a sweet throwback photo of herself with Rafael and Carmen, writing that she was pouring her energy into “joyful moments.”
“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. “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.”
“When I get sad, I like to remind myself that sadness passes like a season,” Baldwin continued. “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.”