Hilary Duff is at home when she gives birth to her third child. The birth was attended by her husband, Matthew Coma, as well as her mother. In this exciting moment, she is also supported by a doula, her friend, three midwives, and a photographer who records the process and preserves the emotions of everyone involved.
In 2021, on her personal Instagram profile, Hilary Duff shared an album of footage from the moment of her home birth. The powerful caption accompanying the post honors all birthers, regardless of how they deliver their babies. Here is what the American actress and pop singer wrote:
“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.
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 ᴄ-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴs, 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.”