The yoga instructor took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a sonogram video, giving fans a health update and opening up about the hardships of going through a miscarriage.
"Since so many of you have been asking, I want to tell you that I am doing well. It has been 2 weeks since the d&c and I am physically starting to feel like myself again. Emotionally I am ok too," she wrote. "When we choose to become parents, we take a big risk with our hearts. Never do we love so intensely—and this is scary, but so worth it."
"This time, when I opened my heart up to another baby, he or she didn’t stay very long," she continued. "But I love this little soul deeply and wholly. We all have a purpose in life, and I believe my little one left positivity in its short life. I felt a deep provocation to share what was going on and, in being so open, some great conversations emerged. Creating a positive from a negative, this little flicker of life left its mark."
Baldwin explained that so many expectant mothers "suffer in silence," but she felt a need to share her experience and journey so that it would open up a conversation, "knowing we need not have shame or fear...so that we can heal...and those who will unfortunately follow will have a community to turn to."
"I came forward to share and create a spark...please help me turn this spark into a lasting flame 🔥," she expressed, before explaining that the video is the "first sonogram of the baby I lost...before we could see and hear the heart. In the lower left corner you can see the flicker. I don’t have a video of the heartbeat we witnessed a few times before it stopped...I want to share this because I feel like this little soul was mighty in the wave it provoked 💛."
Earlier this month, Baldwin – who shares four children, Carmen, 5, Rafael, 3, Leonardo, 2, and Romeo, 10 months, with husband Alec Baldwin -- shared on Instagram that she was "most likely experiencing a miscarriage." A week later, she appeared on the Today show, where she discussed her post and why it was important for her to share updates on her health and issues.
At the time of the interview, she shared that after the show she would be going to the doctor's office to see if she had indeed miscarried.
"I'm pretty sure that this is not gonna stick," she admitted. "And, you know what, when we agree to be parents we have to accept the good and the bad. Whether our child gets a scraped knee or gets their heart broken when they're a teenager or gets really sick, or God forbid something worse, we have to realize that it's not just all diapers and blankets and hair bows. We have to open our hearts and realize that there's going to be hard moments too."
Following her TV appearance, she confirmed on social media that she had indeed miscarried and lost her baby. Since then, Baldwin has continued to update fans on her well-being, creating an open space for women to talk about their experiences.