Hilaria Baldwin is opening up about the “cruel” trolls who have been attacking her following a miscarriage she experienced earlier this month. Taking to Instagram Stories, the yoga instructor spoke out about the backlash and defended herself against those accusing her of publicizing the recent loss of her pregnancy for attention.
“All of a sudden I started getting negative comments about my miscarriage,” Baldwin said on social media on November 26, per People, adding that some of remarks included “attention seeker,” “too old,” and “disgusting.”
Baldwin, who is married to actor Alec Baldwin, responded to the harsh words saying there aren't any comments that could ever compare to the pain of losing a baby.
“Losing a baby at any stage is hitting rock bottom,” Baldwin said. “Rock bottom sucks. But rock bottom is also eye opening. Because you understand and have experienced true pain. It makes the trolls seem even smaller than they usually are. Because no words they can use can ever compare to what you have lost.
“Those of you who bully women who suffer as I have are bringing a cruelty to the world that is so wrong,” she continued. “You are contributing to feelings of shame, fear, insufferable pain. It is for this reason that I have stepped forward and shared as I have. Not for attention, but because it is my life story and I decided to open up.”
“You think I wanted this???” Baldwin asked. “I have experienced this pain that countless women before and with me have and we should make their…OUR…lives…easier, not more difficult.”
She ended her message by urging women to lift each other up. “Our system is broken,” Baldwin said. “Time to support and stop the shaming of women simply trying to create family and love.”
“Just to know we are not ‘broken,’” she added. “We are just opening ourselves up to love. And we should never be ashamed of this…even when it doesn’t go as planned.”
The mother of four experienced two pregnancy losses in 2019—one this month after previously revealing she was expecting a baby girl. She also miscarried in April, an experience which she candidly shared with the world in real-time.
At the time, she explained to Glamour why shared her loss as it happened, saying she hoped opening up about the private moments would help put an end to the stigma surrounding miscarriage.
“I understand why some women choose to keep this pain private, but it’s such a personal thing—some people need to process the loss on their own, and others need to process it more publicly,” she said. “Women deserve to have the option to do whatever they need to heal.”
Originally Appeared on Glamour