Hilaria Baldwin is thrilled to be expecting her fifth child with her husband, Alec Baldwin, and in a new interview, she shared that "we just passed the mark where we lost the last baby."
Speaking with "Strahan Sara and Keke" co-host Sara Haines, the "Mom Brain" podcast host, who suffered two miscarriages in 2019, explained that she decided to go public with her pregnancy news after friends told her that it might lift others' spirits amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
She also said that although being pregnant during the outbreak can be a challenge, her thoughts are with those women who are ready to give birth.
Last month, hospitals in New York City announced that they were banning partners from the delivery room due to concerns about coronavirus, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo responded with an executive order mandating that no woman would be forced to give birth alone.
"The baby that I lost was due now, so I also have that in perspective, and I think about the women who are having babies right now and how that's really hard," she said. "Being where I am, where everything is going well, that I have to be grateful for. ... I'm keeping all of that in perspective and just trying to be grateful for what is."
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Hilaria, 36, suffered miscarriages last April and November. Her second loss occurred when she was four months pregnant with a baby girl.
“We are very sad to share that today we learned that our baby passed away at 4 months. We also want you to know that even though we are not ok right now, we will be,” she wrote on Instagram at the time. “We are so lucky with our 4 healthy babies — and we will never lose sight of this."
She and her actor-husband, 62, are also parents to Carmen, 6, Rafael, 4, Leonardo, 3, and Romeo, who will turn 2 next month. Alec Baldwin also has a daughter, Ireland, 24, with his ex-wife, Kim Basinger.
"Sound up ... I ’ll let the baby do the talking because I don’t have the words to express how this sound makes us feel," she captioned a video of herself listening to the baby's heartbeat on Monday. "I wanted to share this with you. Here we go again."