Hillary Duff shares intimate photos of home birth – and reminds us how amazing women are
“My own mama was there to watch with a big nervous smile as her baby brings her a new grandbaby earthside.”
She welcomed her third baby back in March of this year, when little Mae James Bair joined big brother, Luca, 9, and older sister Banks, 2.
And now, four months later, actress Hillary Duff has taken to Instagram to share the most beautiful images from her home birth. The 33-year-old uploaded the series of pictures saying that she felt “ready to share” them with her fans.
Crediting her support system who 'helped her during labour,' Duff writes:
"Feeling ready to share some photos of Mae Mae’s birth day!!! 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, humour, stillness and people that support my power."
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She then goes on to credit her husband Matthew Koma:
"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."
Duff reveals her own mother was also present at little Mae's birth.
"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."
"A tedious, magical, miraculous adventure"
The Younger actress then went on to acknowledge the “hard work” of all women bringing babies into the world every day.
"From getting pregnant, to c-sections, hospital or home births, the breastfeeding journey and raising these little beings responsibly to be stand up, confident, kind citizens of the world.
It’s completely consuming. A tedious, magical, miraculous adventure…So cheers almighty mothers. You make mountains move daily.”
Did YOU have a home birth? If so, what made you decide to give birth at home? Let us know in the comments, we would love to hear from you.