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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."

To get little kids to be quiet, lower your voice instead of raising it. This forces kids to focus. Got a whole pack to corral? Whisper, "If you want to hear what we're doing next, hop on one foot." Goofy jumping is bound to be contagious.

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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.

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