Pregnant SPICE GIRL Emma Bunton has extra reason to celebrate conceiving - she was once told she may never give birth.
The British pop star announced she is expecting a child with longterm partner and former Damage singer Jade Jones in January (07), and the baby is due later this summer.
But the discovery was extra poignant for Bunton because she was diagnosed with the fertility-threatening condition endometriosis in 2004.
She says, "I'm unbelievably excited. I've been worried for such a long time that I might not be able to be a mum.
"I thought, 'I've been so bloody lucky in my life that maybe not getting pregnant is payback.'"
The Spice Girls reunited to announce plans for a world tour last week (28Jun07) after splitting in 2001.