Hilary Duff shares intimate snaps of her giving birth to daughter Mae James Bair

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Hilary Duff has given an intimate insight into the birth of her third child Mae James Bair.

The 33 year old, who announced the happy news with her 17.6million followers in May, has shared a collection of beautiful pictures of her home birth with her husband Matthew Koma by her side.

Mum-of-three Hilary, who shares Luca, nine, with her ex Mike Comrie, and two year old Banks with the American singer-songwriter Matthew, 34, described how she felt "ready to share some photos" with her followers.

Hilary appeared to be at one with her birth as she sat with her eyes closed on yoga ball alongside her doula in her bedroom at their Los Angeles home.

Matthew was also seen supporting his wife through her labour as he sat on pads covering the floor while the doula was on-hand to offer extra help.

The actress also shared a snap of an inspirational mood board perched on a bath rack which included motivational quotes such as "I am choosing love not fear" and "my body and baby know what to do".

Captioning the collection of Instagram pictures, Hilary penned: "Feeling ready to share some photos of Mae Mae’s birth day!!! For me to feel safe during birth and get to where I need to go, it’s crucial to have the right support system.

"The perfect amount of space, counter-pressure, humor, stillness and people that support my power. My hubby is the most calm anchor in the room when I feel like climbing the walls and my little Molly is an extraordinary doula who sat with me when I needed to be still and quiet.

"She quite enjoyed the fact that I was sitting on doggy puddle pads as my water had broken hours before

"My own mama was there to make all the snacks and watch with a big nervous smile as her baby brings her a new grandbaby earthside.

"The help that I have to support my other children while I am not able is maybe the most comforting thought of all. All hands on deck. Forever lol.

"This is hard work…every way a woman brings a baby in is. From getting pregnant, to c-sections, hospital or home births, the breast feeding journey (oy vey that one gets me every time) and raising these little beings responsibly to be stand up, confidant, kind citizens of the world. It’s completely consuming.

"A tedious, magical, miraculous adventure…So cheers almighty mothers. You make mountains move daily."

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