Hilaria Baldwin said she is "pretty sure" her pregnancy won't last, days after revealing on Instagram she was suffering a potential miscarriage
The mom of four, who is married to Alec Baldwin, appeared on the "Today" show Tuesday to discuss her decision to share the complications with her followers.
"I’m pretty sure this is not going to stick," she told Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie of her pregnancy. She will find out during a scan Tuesday afternoon, she said.
The 35-year-old first realized something might be wrong during a regular check up. The technician fell silent as she struggled to find a heartbeat.
“The silence makes you very nervous,” Baldwin said. The technician found a heartbeat but it was slow and irregular, she said.
Baldwin decided to share the complications with her followers, knowing she'd have to pretend she was fine otherwise, "and that's a lot to bear. Being open for me just allowed me to relieve it a little bit," she said. "Secrets are only scary when they’re secrets. Once you let the secret out, it’s not so scary anymore."
She continued, "I wanted to come out and speak about it because it’s something that so many people deal with. As women, we’re trained to deal with it silently. ... And a lot of it, for other people, is fear. And I don’t think that we have to live with such fear."
After Baldwin shared the news on Instagram last week, she received more than 100,000 likes on her post, and other women stepped forward with their own stories. Among them, NBC's Kate Snow revealed she'd suffered two miscarriages.
About 10 to 25% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage, according to the American Pregnancy Association. A miscarriage is when the pregnancy ends within the first 20 weeks.