Hilary Duff Shares "Extremely Personal" Video Of Her Home Water Birth

Hilary Duff shared "extremely personal" footage of the first moment she held her daughter, Banks Violet, after welcoming her in home water birth. The 31-year-old actress has spoken about the extraordinary first few moments of Banks' life before, revealing how the minutes-old baby reached out to hug her mama. Now, Hilary has shared the video of that special moment with her followers.

"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," Hilary wrote in a touching caption. "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)," she continued. "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."

Happy 5 months, Baby Banks!

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