Actress Hilary Duff welcomed her third child, her second with her husband Matthew Koma, on March 24, 2021. In sharing her announcement, the television star shared a black and white image of herself in a home birthing tub holding her newborn and surrounded by Matthew and her children. Now, Hilary is sharing more beautiful photos from her home birth experience.

 

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Hilary and Matthew welcomed a baby girl on that day in March and named her Mae James Bair. Nearly four months after Mae’s arrival, Hilary revealed in her post that she was ready to share pictures and details of her home birth. “Feeling ready to share some photos of Mae Mae’s birth day!!!”

The Lizzie McGuire alum starting off by discussing having her support system: her husband Matthew and her friend Molly Bernard. “For me to feel safe during birth and get to where I need to go, it’s crucial to have the right support system. The perfect amount of space, counter-pressure, humor, stillness, and people that support my power. My hubby is the most calm anchor in the room when I feel like climbing the walls and my little Molly is an extraordinary doula who sat with me when I needed to be still and quiet. She quite enjoyed the fact that I was sitting on doggy puddle pads as my water had broken hours before.”

 

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Hilary shared that her own mother was there as well, to watch her newest grandchild’s birth and look after Hilary’s other children: Banks Violet, 2, and Luca Cruz, 9. “My own mama was there to make all the snacks and watch with a big nervous smile as her baby brings her a new grandbaby earthside. The help that I have to support my other children while I am not able is maybe the most comforting thought of all. All hands on deck. Forever lol.”

The “My Brave Little Girl” author shared a message of motherhood to end her powerful post. “This is hard work… every way a woman brings a baby in is. From getting pregnant to c-sections, hospital or home births, the breastfeeding journey (oy vey that one gets me every time) and raising these little beings responsibly to be stand up, confidant, kind citizens of the world. It’s completely consuming. A tedious, magical, miraculous adventure… So cheers almighty mothers. You make mountains move daily.”

 

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Congratulations again to Hilary and Matthew on welcoming Mae into the world and a huge thanks to Hilary for sharing this journey.

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