Hilary Duff: Labor “Was Very Easy”

New Mom Hilary Duff has sat down with Ellen on the Ellen DeGeneres Show for her first interview since becoming a mother to son Luca Cruz one month ago.

“I feel weird, because it seems like I’m bragging, but he sleeps from like 11 to six. It is possible, ladies,”Duff tells of Luca’s sleeping habits. “It didn’t happen right away, but the past three weeks, he’s an 11 to 6er.”

Duff reveals she had a relatively painless delivery.

“It was very easy,” she shares. “I went into labor at about one in the morning and I very calmly had my bags packed and woke my husband up after about three hours of walking up and down my hallway. Then I’m like, ‘Okay, it’s time to go, let’s go now.’ We got in the car and drove to the hospital and that was it.”

Duff’s biggest surprise about motherhood is watching the evolution of Luca’s facial expressions.

“Every single day, it seems like there’s a new face that they’re making,” she tells DeGeneres, as a picture of Luca at 3 weeks old flashed on the screen behind her. “He started to smile about a week ago, and that’s the coolest experience. It’s all good.”

“What is to come is such an amazing journey, and a lot of work,” Duff explains to the moms-to-be. “It’s just like the best thing that’s ever happened to you.”


  1. Jennifer, mommy of 2 says

    I can’t stand how Hillary tries to sugarcoat everything. She does this a lot in interviews. It’s almost like she’s a politician that’s running for office and cares only about her image. She comes across as very phoney and I wish she would just be more real and genuine.

    Pregnancy is DIFFICULT and PAINFUL and many times COMPLICATIONS will arise. You will either suffer with pain DURING a vaginal childbirth or suffer with pain AFTER getting a cesarean surgery because you are numb during it but the healing process afterwards is painful.

    Also, nobody tells you that “ripping” down there is very common during vaginal births and sometimes they intentionally have to cut you down there if the baby is too large or you’re too small or the baby is coming out in a weird position. Then tehy have to sew you back up and sex will be VERY PAINFUL AND UNCOMFORTABL for both you and your husband – but especially you. Sometimes sex will be IMPOSSIBLE. Then you have to undergo another procedure to get re-stitched or just give it time and see if it resolves on it’s own. And even if you don’t rip down there, your vagina won’t be as tight ot elastic so sex will never feel the same again.

    Also nobody tells you how your nipples get LOOOOOONG which looks really creepy and the areolas (the skin surrounding your nipples) stretches way out. Your boobs will look hideous. Not too mention the itchy painful swollen hemorrhoids, the very obvious stretchmarks all over your stomach and body, and the smelly gas during pregnancy.

    There’s NO SUCH THING as a pain-free or damage-free pregnancy and childbirth. Your body will change for the worse. Sorry. Having kids is something you really have to think about.

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    • Mommy of 2 going to 3 says

      I also have two children and my first pregnancy was completely pain free, only in the pushing, so i dont think she is being phoney bout this. Every woman have different pregancies. My second pregnancy was rough compared to my first child.

    • Ummm says

      I had a complication and relatively pain free pregnancy, labor, and delivery. I needed to be cut, which was sore for a few weeks, sex was painful the first few times, but 5 months later I am back to normal, my husband says it feels better than ever.
      Also, I am breastfeeding and my breasts are fuller but my nipples are not longer at all. And I did not get a single stretch mark. My body had bounced back within two weeks of having my daughter. Pregnancy and birth is the most beautiful thing a woman can do, I don’t know why you are making it sound terrible? If you had that experience I feel sorry for you, but something tells me you never actually have had children.

  2. meli says

    WOW! some people need to take a chill pill. Hillary was just saying her experience. Whats the problem with that? If you had a bad experience so sorry for you but honestly i think if you take care of your self before, during and after pregnancy many of the symptoms you mentioned could be avoided. . .


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