Stars Who've Shared Their Most Intimate Stories and Photos from Their Water Births

Hilary Duff

The actress and husband Matthew Koma confirmed that their new baby girl, Mae James Bair, joined the family on March 24, sharing a black-and-white photo of the family of four (Koma, daughter Banks, who is seen helping her mama hold up baby Mae in the tub, and son Luca) in awe of their newest addition.

“Mae James Bair- We LOVE you beauty 3-24-21,” the now-mom of three (who also had daughter Banks via water birth) shared on Instagram. 

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Jade Roper Tolbert

Jade and husband Tanner Tolbert ensured they wouldn’t welcome baby Reed Harrison in a closet (like they did with older brother Brooks), instead setting up a kiddie pool in their bedroom and placed a tarp on their bed to prepare for their baby boy back in November 2020.

The Bachelor in Paris stars announced Reed’s birth Nov. 14, 2020 on Instagram, with Tanner posting, “Officially outnumbered! 👶🏻👶🏻👶🏻.”

Then on February 23, Jade posted snapshots of her water birth to commemorate 100 days since the birth of her youngest son.

“Yesterday marked 100 days since you came into this world, sweet baby Reed,” she wrote. “I reached down and pulled you into my embrace; you held on to me and I held on to you. And from that moment on, I promised I will always be there when you need someone to hold onto. ❤️”

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Sonequa Martin-Green

The actress shared emotional photos of baby Saraiyah’s birth in July 2020, which featured her husband Kenric and then-five-year-old son Kenric II. “Now both of our children have been born in the water,” she wrote on Instagram.

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Iskra Lawrence

After welcoming her first child, with boyfriend Philip Payne, on April 16, 2020, the Aerie model took a few months to figure out mom life and then decided to share her birth story on Instagram.

Alongside two photos from her water birth experience, Lawrence also shared that she created a home birth story video on YouTube, in response to fans who had questions about having a home birth (rather than a hospital birth) amidst the pandemic.

“Sending my love to all the mommas to be and those trying – also my prayers and love goes to the infertility warriors❤️🙏,” she wrote before shouting out her “incredible midwife Ellie” at the end of her post.

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Bekah Martinez

After debating whether or not she wanted to share her birth story with the world, the Bachelor alumna decided to “f–k the haters” and share her powerful story anyway. She described her experience as “a dream come true” and thanked her birthing team and her mom for their unyielding support welcoming baby Franklin in Aug. 2020 (she also had baby Ruth via water birth in Feb. 2019).

“This woman was my spirit guide through both births of my children,” Martinez wrote of her mother. “I can’t count the number of comments I’ve received asking who my amazing doula was. I am incredibly lucky to have a mother who is so intuitive, strong, encouraging, nurturing, and present. It is something I don’t take for granted.”

She added, “I love you, mom.”

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Jamie Otis

Married at First Sight alums Otis and Doug Hehner welcomed their baby boy Hayes in May 2020, and shared exclusive photos of Otis’ water birth with PEOPLE.

“He’s so perfect. He looks just like his big sister Gracie,” the happy couple told PEOPLE in a statement at the time. “We’re in this together. You and me, baby Hayes!”

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Coleen Garcia Crawford

The actress and model shared her first moments with son Amari after giving birth in an inflatable pool with her husband Billy Crawford by her side.

“There’s so much I wanna say, but for now, I just want to praise God for being so so good,” she wrote back in September 2020. “Thank you, Lord, for our beautiful Amari ❤️”

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