When it comes to parenting and the values she wants to instill in her children, Younger star, Hilary Duff wants to be as open and honest as possible, especially when it comes to childbirth.

In a recent interview, the 33-year-old revealed that she wanted her nine-year-old son Luca in the room for her home birth of her third child, daughter Mae who arrived last month.

During a chat on the Informed Pregnancy podcast, Hilary said her water broke around midnight, but her contractions didn’t start until the following afternoon.

Then, once her contractions started, Hilary explained the actual birth “happened so fast,” Luca almost missed it even though he was at home.

“Luca made it right as I was pulling the baby out”: “He wanted to be there for it, but it happened so fast he missed it.”

Hilary’s two-year-old daughter, came in the room shortly afterwards.

Hilary Duff welcomed daughter, Mae in March. During the home water birth she was joined by her husband, Matthew Koma, her son, Luca, nine and daughter, Banks, two.

The former Lizzie McGuire star said she prepared her son beforehand on what to expect.

“It was kind of important for me, because I’m really big on being open and honest with him about how strong women are and how childbirth looks,” she explained.

“He knows all about periods and you know, it’s important for me to normalise that conversation with him for all the women who are going to be in his life.

“I think that sometimes a nine-year-old boy is like, ‘Well, men have bigger muscles,’ and, yeah, but we bring life into this world. We move a baby through our body,” she said.

Luca cradles his newborn sister, Mae while sitting beside two-year-old, Banks.

Hilary delivered Mae at home, surrounded by her husband, the doula, her mother, and a team of midwives. She also had an at-home water birth for Banks, while Luca was delivered in hospital.

The mum-of-three says she wants Luca to be aware of different childbirth plans.

“If that’s at home, that can be at home. If that’s in a hospital, it will be at a hospital. There’s many different ways.”

Hilary shares Luca with her ex-husband Mike Comrie, she welcomed Mae and Banks with her husband Matthew Koma, who she married in December, 2019.