Hilary Duff’s Water Birth Video Shows Unbelievable Moment Daughter Banks Hugs Her

Hilary Duff shared a very personal video from her daughter Banks’ home water birth and it’s probably the sweetest first meeting between a mom and her newborn. In the video, Banks is seen hugging Duff just moments after her arrival into the world.

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Duff shared the sweet newborn moment with fans

Duff posted the video on Instagram, but with a bit of reservation over sharing something so “extremely personal.”

The actress explained: “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.”

She continued: “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.”

Baby Banks literally wrapped her arms around her mom

In an almost unbelievable moment (honestly, if it wasn’t captured on video, would you even think this was true?), Duff is seen cradling Banks as there’s some discussion about the happy new arrival.

Then, Banks reaches her arms out and hugs her mom as everyone witnessing the moment says “aww” and the actress leans in to accept her daughter’s loving embrace.

Hilary Duff often shares real mom moments with her fans

Hilary Duff is pretty open on social media about her role as a mom, keeping it real for her fans as she shares some of her day-to-day experiences.

Earlier this year, Duff posted a comparison shot of herself pumping breast milk alongside a photo of Rachel McAdams seen pumping during a photo shoot for Girls, Girls, Girls magazine. Duff captioned the pic: “Am I doing this right?” 

The original photo showed McAdams looking stylish in red lipstick and Versace, wearing a diamond necklace while she pumped. Duff’s recreation, by comparison, featured the actress in an unbuttoned shirt and shower cap with a jacket slung over her shoulders.

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Duff applauds moms everywhere

The Younger actress also took to Instagram this year to share a small win for mom-kind, writing: “Breastfeeding and making breakfast, getting 2 kids and myself dressed and packed and out the door while tripping over 4 dogs and feeding the damn fish was not easy. But I did it. And I’m proud of myself!”

She added: “I’m proud of every mom out there who MAKES IT FREAKIN HAPPEN. All day! Everyday! You are the sh*t! Bad ass, super goddess, world taker oner and you deserved to be praised.”