Hilary Duff explains why she wanted 9-year-old son to watch her give birth

Why Hilary Duff wanted her little son to be present as she gave birth to her second child at home was described by her.

On a parenting podcast, the 35-year-old mother of three talked about her home birth and the reasons she wanted her son to be there.

Having given birth to both of her kids, Banks and Mae, at home, Duff, who first gained notoriety as the actress of the Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire, has been an outspoken supporter of homebirth.

The decision by the actress and singer to give birth at home was not without hazards, but she did acknowledge that significant thought and planning went into the choice. But for her, the advantages of having her family there at such a significant time far surpassed any possible hazards.

On The Kelly Clarkson Show, Duff claimed that she felt as though she didn't need need medical assistance after her straightforward delivery of son Luca and that giving birth at home to her second kid was the best option for her family.

"Bringing a child into the world is some of the most difficult labor someone can perform. You're going to exert yourself to the fullest extent of your ability to push a kid out, and they won't allow you have water, food, or snacks at the hospital, according to Duff, as quoted by Today.

But the 'How I Met Your Father' star admitted that at home she ate sushi while in bed and had a bottle of rosé in her room to drink on after the birth of her child.

"Having my kids nearby while I give birth is kind of the hippest, dippy thing about me," she said. I initially thought it was incredibly strange, but it was lovely to welcome another member in front of everyone.

Duff explained to Dr. Elliott Berlin on the Informed Pregnancy Podcast why she felt it was necessary for her son to be there during her home birth: "I'm really big on being upfront and honest with him about how strong women are and what birthing looks like. He is quite knowledgeable about periods, therefore it's crucial that I normalize the talk with him for all the future females in his life.

The mother continued by saying that her kid is "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 excellent that Duff is teaching her kid about women's empowerment and health, as she is obviously a strong supporter of these causes.

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