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Hilary Duff shares 'extremely personal' video of home water birth after daughter was born
Hilary Duff has been open about mom life, but on Monday she shared an "extremely personal" video of her home water birth.
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Did you know Hilary Duff opted for a water birth for her second child?
The "Younger" star revealed an "extremely personal" video taken right after her daughter's home birth on Oct. 25 , showing the star sitting in a tub of water holding her infant in her arms.
In the black-and-white video, which Duff shared Monday on her, Banks Violet Bair, lifts her tiny arms and sweetly reaches for her mother.
"I’ve been wondering for a long time if I would ever share this video as it is extremely personal.… it was so absolutely lovely and rewarding (and shocking) that after giving birth to my baby girl we hugged for the first time," Duff wrote. "In my mind I like to believe that she was saying good job mom. Go team go. We did it. Together."
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I’ve been wondering for a long time if I would ever share this video as it is extremely personal.... it was so absolutely lovely and rewarding(and shocking) that after giving birth to my baby girl we hugged ...for the first time, In my mind I like to believe that she was saying good job mom. Go team go. We did it. Together. Matt provided such a safe calm strength, my mommy and sissy were there to cheer me on, and of course my birth angels to make sure all was well and big brother (downstairs deep in legos). I cannot believe this day was only 5 months ago!! It seems like B has been here with us all along. The time is already going so fast..she tried avocado yesterday! Anyway... feeling blessed for this full hectic life and all the people in it. Happy 5 months Banks (oh and thanks for quitting colic) that was a doozy ( @rebeccacoursey_photosandfilm )
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Duff said she had great support in the room that day. "Matt provided such a safe calm strength, my mommy and sissy were there to cheer me on, and of course my birth angels to make sure all was well and big brother (downstairs deep in legos). I cannot believe this day was only 5 months ago!! It seems like B has been here with us all along."
Katie Holmes (mom to daughter Suri): “I’ve never met a 2-year-old who is terrible. I’m so cool with every stage my daughter goes through. I just think she’s amazing. I hope she’s not looking at me thinking, Mom, are the terrible 30s coming on with you?”
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Now, baby No. 2's first year is flying by. "The time is already going so fast..she tried avocado yesterday!" Duff wrote. "Anyway… feeling blessed for this full hectic life and all the people in it. Happy 5 months Banks (oh and thanks for quitting colic) that was a doozy."
Banks is Duff's first child with beau Matthew Koma. She also has a 7-year-old son, Luca, from her previous marriage to former professional hockey player Mike Comrie.LinkedIn
The most unusual baby names, from Stormi to Apple
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What's in a name? For some celebrities, finding a name for their child is an opportunity to get creative. We've rounded up some of the most unique and unusual famous baby names, starting with tattoo artist and cosmetics entrepreneur Kat Von D and husband, musician and author Rafael Reyes, who goes by Leafar Seyer professionally. The couple welcomed their baby boy, Leafar Von D Reyes. Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images
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Kylie Jenner and rapper Travis Scott, named their daughter Stormi. Bob Levey
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin named their daughter Apple. Colin Young-Wolff, AP
Kim Kardashian and Kayne West went in a different direction when naming their daughter, North West. They also share children Saint and Chicago. Handout, Getty Images
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Jason Bateman and Amanda Anka's second daughter is named Maple. JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX, AFP/Getty Images
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban's oldest daughter is named Sunday. JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX, AFP/Getty Images
Jermaine Jackson has several children, but son Jermajesty takes the cake for most unusual name of the bunch. Samuel de Roman, WireImage
'Hunger Games' actress Jena Malone and partner Ethan DeLorenzo named their son Ode Mountain. Jason Merritt
Forest Whitaker's eldest daughter is named Sonnet. He also has a daughter named True and a son named Ocean. Chris Pizzello, Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
Coffee fan? 'Lost' actor Josh Holloway's daughter is named Java. Evan Agostini, Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
Model Holly Madison and hubby Pasquale Rotella pose with their daughter, Rainbow. Denise Truscello, Getty Images for Electric Daisy
Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and husband Christian Horner's son is named Montague. Halliwell also has a daughter named Bluebell Madonna. Mark Thompson, Getty Images
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TV personality Bear Grylls and wife Shara Grylls have sons named Huckleberry and Marmaduke. Karwai Tang, WireImage
Sylvester Stallone's sons are named Sage and Seargeoh. Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
One of his daughters is named Sistine. Jason LaVeris, FilmMagic
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Busy Philipps' daughters are named Cricket and Birdie. Joe Scarnici, Getty Images for InStyle
Many of Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw's children have unique names, but the most unusual belongs to their daughter Destry. Mike Coppola, Getty Images
Chicago rapper Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, got creative with his children's names, which include Sno and Krüe. Brian Jackson, AP
Toni Braxton's sons are named Denim and Diezel. Craig Barritt, Getty Images for Lifetime
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