Hilary Duff is ready to share more photos from the day she delivered her daughter Mae at home while telling the story behind the special moment.
On Tuesday, the singer/actress posted a carousel of images on Instagram from March 24, when she gave birth to her third child, Mae James Bair, featuring her Younger co-star and doula Molly Bernard and Duff’s husband Matthew Koma supporting her every step of the way.
“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, humor, stillness and people that support my power,” she began the lengthy caption.
Duff, 33, thanked Koma for being “the most calm anchor in the room when I feel like climbing the walls” and Bernard, “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.” She also shouted out her mother who made the snacks and watched “with a big nervous smile as her baby brings her a new grandbaby earthside.”
“All hands on deck. Forever lol. This is hard work…every way a woman brings a baby in is,” Duff concluded. “From getting pregnant, to c-sections, hospital or home births, the breast feeding 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.”
The former Disney child star shared the first photo of her newborn on March 26, two days after Mae was born. The family snapshot shows Duff holding the baby girl while sitting in a small pool alongside Koma, 2-year-old daughter Banks Violet and 8-year-old son Luca.
See the touching photos from Duff’s home birth below.