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Hilaria Baldwin defends surrogate pregnancy, stating, “People feel I’m a lesser mother.”

Hilaria Baldwin is talking out about the embarrassment she felt and the criticism she endured after announcing the birth of her sixth child, daughter Lucia, through a surrogate following two miscarriages.

The mom of seven and wife of Alec Baldwin who has built a social media following around her candid parenting experiences discussed her IVF journey and surrogacy in an emotional conversation with co-host Michelle Campbell Mason and “The Young and the Restless” actress Michelle Stafford on her iHeartRadio podcast “Witches Anonymous.”

Baldwin, 38, said on her podcast, “People believe I’m a lesser mother and she’s a lesser daughter.” “Reviewing certain articles written about my daughter and myself when she was born in February 2021 reveals that they were really cruel.”

Five months after Hilaria gave birth to Eduardo, Page Six claimed in March 2017 that the Baldwins hired a surrogate to carry their daughter Lucia. Fans debated for months whether the pair adopted Lucia or utilized a surrogate. Baldwin stated on her podcast that she felt ashamed for having a child via surrogacy and was afraid to discuss the topic publicly.

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One of the reasons I did not share it with others was that they did not respond well to it. The sensation of judgment on such innocence made me so sad. Parent-child relationships are very lovely. She [Lucia] is equally as close to me as my other children,” Baldwin stated on her show.

Page Six stated that the yoga expert hinted in 2021 that she was having birth via surrogacy by following a surrogacy firm on Instagram. When a fan questioned the birth, Alec posted a message on Instagram that said, “Shut the f— up and mind your own business.”

Baldwin published a long Instagram post about the event on Monday.

“When Marilu was born, I did not believe the world was a safe place to share,” she said on Instagram, adding that those who questioned her daughter’s existence “reduced me to tears.”

Baldwin began the episode of her podcast by discussing Jennifer Aniston’s failed pregnancy attempts and the pressure women face to give birth naturally. She then transitioned into a conversation with soap star Michelle Stafford, who discussed her IVF journey at the age of 38 and the judgment she faced when using a surrogate.

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