Hilaria Baldwin reveals postpartum depression and panic attacks

Alec Baldwin’s wife, Hilaria Baldwin, has opened up about how she struggled with postpartum depression following the birth of the couple’s third child in September 2017.

Baldwin, who adopted a new baby son earlier this year, told the Sunday Times in an interview that while she is thankful for their family, she knew her pregnancy was “dangerous” for her health.

Hilaria Baldwin during her wedding to Alec Baldwin in 2012. Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

The 34-year-old yogi revealed that she was unaware she would be pregnant until she became part of a class, when she was “slurring her words” and “difficult to read”.

The next morning, she said she “immediately” called the doctor. Her doctor confirmed she had placenta previa, and when she was born she found out she was seven weeks early.

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The model and dance instructor was in hospital for four weeks and, once she was released, discovered she had postpartum depression.

“As soon as I was released I had a panic attack for five days,” she said. “It was the worst time. I’d always been really strong. I didn’t know I was going to make it through. I wasn’t going to tell anyone I was having a postpartum depression; I felt embarrassed.”

She said her sister and mother were very supportive. “They told me I was strong.”

The couple married in 2012. Earlier this year, the New York Daily News reported the couple had announced the birth of their third child, a boy, who was born on 7 September.

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