Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma welcome daughter Mae James Bair


I mentioned in the Ashely Tisdale post that my pregnancy tracker was on the fritz during lockdown and I couldn’t tell how long anyone had been pregnant. Hilary Duff was another one that seemed like she’d been pregnant an eternity. Hilary and husband Matthew Korma announced in October that they were expecting. She has two kids, son Luca Cruz, nine, with ex Mike Comrie, and daughter Banks Violet, two, with Matthew. On Sunday, Hilary post a photo of the family gathered around the birthing pool, welcoming their latest family member, Mae James Bair:

I love the name Mae, it’s one of my daughter’s nicknames because those are her initials. Maybe James is a family name. Bair is Matthew’s last name while Koma is his professional name.

It looks like the birth went smoothly and everyone is healthy, so that’s wonderful. Hilary gave a big shout out to her birthing team, they’re shown below from her IG stories. Her pregnancy seemed mostly uneventful as well, with the exception of pregnancy sciatica, which is when the sciatic nerve is irritated by the weight of the baby, and something called “lightning crotch”. Hilary’s midwife said lightning crotch is “no big thing” but I’m certainly glad I avoided it. The condition is when the baby’s lowering, getting ready to pop out, the mom get sharp pains to her vagina. Fortunately, the jolts of pain leave as fast as they come so – that’s good?

Hilary and Matthew chose not to find out the sex of the baby with this pregnancy. At the time, they said that 1) it was a way to make this pregnancy special and set it apart from her other ones and 2) given the pandemic, it didn’t feel appropriate to have a gender reveal party. Pro tip: it is possible to find out the sex without a party. My big reveal was a doctor pointing to a monitor and saying, “It looks like a boy.” Interestingly, the pandemic did not prevent Hilary from having a third baby shower. Technically, the shower was thrown for her. Hilary made sure to mention that everyone had been tested prior, even after Hilary claimed to get an eye infection from getting COVID tests (which isn’t possible) and the attendees wore masks for what looks like half the event.

Even without knowing the sex of the baby, Luca had hoped for a baby brother, which inspired Hilary to dye her hair blue in February. But Hilary said she never had a sense whether she was having a boy or girl. But now we know, it’s a little girl and her name is Mae. And everyone in her family is mad about her, as they should be. Congratulations to the Koma/Bair Duff Comrie family!




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  1. FeedMeChips says:

    All I could think when I saw the top picture was: if she had a water birth, is that pool clean enough for her other kid to be in? How does that work?

    • Lex says:

      It’s just bodily fluids. Those kids came from inside her too. What’s the diff?

    • EB says:

      Haha! I was thinking the same thing. I hope she does an “after birth” story on Informed Pregnancy podcast and we’ll find out. I was just listening to her “before birth” episode.

    • Sunflowerlady says:

      I thought the same!

  2. Ang says:

    All I could think when I saw the photo with the book is “surely it’s Brave Little not Little Brave”?

  3. Case says:

    Mae is a pretty name. It doesn’t match Banks or Luca at all though and for some reason that makes me crazy. I like it when sibling names have a common theme – all classic names or all contemporary names or whatever. Here we have a classic name, a very out-there name, and an Italian name. Lol.

  4. FHMom says:

    All I could think when I saw that photo was that she gave birth in full makeup. Eyelashes and all.

    • Jen says:

      I could think when I saw that photo was that she gave birth in full makeup. Eyelashes and all.“
      Um she doesn’t look like she has much make up if any and even if she’d probably sweat it. She looks pretty natural. I’m sure she had eyelash ext that last a few months …. this is her second water birth I hope she’s on the podcast talking about it too!

      I didn’t feel like her pregnancy was long. They announced later at like 5 months she hid her stomach 3-5 months…..

      It’s the hair making her look different

      I prefer her natural blonde but it’s her hair

  5. Jess says:

    My trick for guessing gender is asking the mom what she thinks it is, if she says she doesn’t have a feeling either way or doesn’t know it’s a girl, if they say boy it’s a boy. Boys seem to give off stronger vibes to Mama.

    I like the name Mae and James as a middle for a girl, that’s my dads name and if I ever have another girl I plan to use it the same way!

    Congrats to Hilary and fam:)

  6. jammer15 says:

    She looks so different! Is it just me? Maybe I just can’t get the image of tweenager Lizzie McGuire out of my mind. She looks great, though.

    • Christa says:

      I thought she looked different too. Not in a bad way or post cosmetic surgery way. Just different. I am just happy to not hear about her ex. He was a sleeze and she seems so nice. Congratulations to the family.

  7. Ann says:

    That’s a big birthing team! I assume one is a Doula. My daughter recently got certified as a birth doula and a postpartum doula and is on her first job. It was quite a process (as it should be) but she is very excited about it.