Hilary Duff has released moving photos of the birth of her third baby earlier this year, saying she finally feels ready to share the images.
The Lizzie McGuire and Younger actress gave birth to her third baby Mae James Bair’s in March. She is her second daughter with husband Matthew Koma. At the time she shared a few snapshots, revealing she had a water birth surrounded by her family.
“For me to feel safe during birth and get to where I need to go, it’s crucial to have the right support system,” she wrote on Instagram, where she posted the new, intimate images. “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. 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. 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.”
In her birth announcement photo in March, Hilary is holding baby Mae in a birthing pool, joined by two-year-old daughter Banks Violet Bair. Her nine-year-old son Luca Comrie looks on along with proud second-time dad Matthew. “Mae James Bair- We LOVE you beauty,” she wrote.
The 33-year-old mum-of-three shared even more snaps on her Instagram stories, including a loved-up image with Matthew, who’s now very much a ‘girl-dad’.
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Hilary and Matthew announced their second pregnancy in October 2020, writing, “LOL quarantine was fun. Baby #3 – 2021”. They married in a ‘secret’ ceremony in December 2019. Hilary was previously married to Mike Comrie, who is the father of her son Luca.
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