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NBC's Kate Snow details her miscarriages: 'There's no heartbeat'

In response to Hilaria Baldwin's heartbreaking miscarriage post, NBC correspondent Kate Snow shared her own story of loss and acceptance.

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Hilaria Baldwin has sparked a conversation.

The mom of four with actor Alec Baldwin shared a heartbreaking post to Instagram yesterday , explaining that she was "most likely experiencing a miscarriage."

Try to always be the adult you claim to be and have the emotional self-control to offer firm guidance, support and moral leadership. Sympathise with them but try not to solve their problems for them.

The post received thousands of likes and comments from women sharing their own stories of loss.

NBC correspondent Kate Snow knows the hurt too.

" 'I'm sorry Kate, there's no heartbeat.' " her essay for Today.com begins .

As I mentioned with @hodakotb@SavannahGuthrie@DrNatalieTV@craigmelvin@CarsonDaly@TODAYshow, our family knows the pain of miscarriages. Maybe I can help someone else not feel so alone. https://t.co/jaoKBus5Jz

— Kate Snow (@tvkatesnow)

She would have to face those words twice – once at 41 years old and another two years later.

'I'd rather have people to lean on'

"I felt deeply, intensely sad," she wrote. "I was alone even though my husband Chris was clutching my hand. As tears streamed down my face, it felt like all the hope that I’d had of having a third child was evaporating as I looked at the stillness of a sonogram on the screen."

While she hid her first miscarriage experience, the second time was different, she wrote.

"This time we told people right away. No more secrecy. If I were to suffer another loss, I thought, I’d rather have people to lean on."

Sadly, that pregnancy, which was determined to be a boy with Down Syndrome and a heart defect, ended around 20 weeks.

Changing the conversation around miscarriage

Snow felt a urge to speak out about her experience: "My motivations are simple. I’m hoping that I might help someone else see that they’re not alone," she wrote.

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She hopes we can change the conversation around miscarriage.

"It’s so common. And yet we rarely talk about it."

In the meantime, Snow has learned to accept her family of four, writing that they now spend more time celebrating what they have and less time mourning what they've lost.

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