Hilary Duff Revealed Why She Wanted Her 9-Year-Old Son to Watch Her Give Birth

Family & kids
10 months ago

Having a child present during birth is not a choice that all parents would make, but for Duff, there was a compelling reason behind it. In a recent interview, she opened up about why she wanted her son to witness the miracle of childbirth firsthand. Read on to see the jaw-dropping reason behind her decision.

It wasn’t an easy decision for her.

Hilary Duff has been a vocal advocate for homebirth, having welcomed both her daughters, Banks and Mae, in the comfort of her own home. However, what’s even more surprising is that Duff had her older son, Luca, present during the birth of his baby sister, Mae.

Duff’s decision to have a home birth was not without its risks, and she acknowledged that it was a decision that required careful consideration and planning. However, for her, the benefits of having her family present during such a monumental moment far outweighed any potential risks.

The first child’s birth experience led her to choose a home birth for her second baby.

Duff disclosed that her decision to have a home birth was sparked by her viewing of The Business of Being Born. When it came to her second child, Duff was feeling pretty chill about the whole delivery situation. Her first birth with Luca had gone smoothly, and she wasn’t worried about needing any medical assistance this time around. In fact, she felt totally confident that a home birth was the perfect choice for her growing family.

“You’re bringing a baby into the world, that’s some of the hardest work anybody can do,” Duff explained. “And they don’t let you have water in the hospital, or food or snacks and you’re about to work the hardest you’ve ever worked to push a baby out.”

Duff wanted to teach her son the miracle of childbirth.

Duff got real about her love for bringing her little ones into the world in the comfort of her own home. “It’s kind of the most hippie-dippy thing about me to have my kids around while I’m birthing,” she admitted with a laugh. But as it turns out, it’s a beautiful experience for the whole family.

For Duff, having Luca present during the birth was an important teaching moment about the strength of women and the miracle of childbirth. “It was kind of important for me because I’m really big on being open and honest with him about how strong women are and what childbirth looks like,” Duff shared.

She also added that her son knows “all about periods and it’s important for me to normalize that conversation with him for all the women that are going to be in his life.” It’s clear that Duff is not only a loving mother, but also a powerful advocate for women’s health and empowerment.

Preview photo credit hilaryduff / Instagram


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