Alec and Hilaria Baldwin are set to become parents for the fifth time as the actor and his wife announced they’re expecting baby no. 5.
The couple announced their happy news via Instagram. “It is still very early…but we have learned that there is a little person inside of me,” Hilaria wrote online. “The sound of this strong heart makes me so happy—especially because of the loss we experienced in the spring.”
She continued, “We want to share this news as we are excited and don’t want to hide the pregnancy. These first few months are tough with exhaustion and nausea…and I don’t want to have to pretend that I feel ok.” Evidently, her doctor has instructed her to take it easy this time around. “I want to remain peaceful during this very early time in my pregnancy and getting chased around by cameras is not in the doctor’s orders,” Hilaria wrote.
What’s special about this pregnancy is technically it’s a rainbow baby. Hilaria has been open about suffering through a miscarriage earlier this year. She’s been particularly vocal about the struggle over social media.
In April, for instance, the mom-of-four made an emotional post when she was on route to the hospital to confirm whether she was having a miscarriage or not. “I want to share with you that I am most likely experiencing a miscarriage,” she wrote in the post. “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.”
Hilaria continued, emphasizing she wants to remove the stigma surrounding ‘miscarriages,’ “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.”
She later opened up about her experience in more detail on The Today Show. “I wanted to speak about it because it’s something that so many women deal with, and as women, we’re trained to deal with it silently,” the yoga teacher explained.
Hilaria added, “This is something I’ve never gone through before, and women came on Instagram or stopped me on the street and gave me such wisdom. This isn’t about me. It’s about all of us.”
Alec and Hilaria are already parents to daughter Carmen, 6, and sons Rafael, 4, Leonardo, 3, and Romeo, 15 months. Alec also has an adult daughter, 23-year old Ireland Baldwin, with ex-wife Kim Basinger. Congratulations on their new addition!