The 31-year-old actress and musician opened up about the experience during Dr. Elliot Berlin’s Informed Pregnancy podcast, just 10 days after giving birth.
Hilary explained that she was unexpectedly in labor “for a really long time” but things progressed quickly once it was time to push.
“It was, like, five pushes. That part didn’t hurt as bad as I thought it was going to,” Hilary explained.
She added, “It was very painful in my hips and then it was more scary [in] just the overall bigness of what was happening than, ‘Ow, this hurts too bad, I can’t do it again.’”
Once Banks had arrived, the duo shared a special mother-daughter moment.
“They hand her to me and I’m looking at her…and she reaches up both of her arms and curls into me…reaches up her arms right at my neck, as if to give me a hug. I couldn’t believe how strong she was but it was so clearly a hug…It made me feel like she was like, ‘Good team, Mom, we did it,’” Hilary said.