Mel B "laughed so hard" she gave birth.

The Spice Girls singer - who had her third child yesterday (01.09.11), joining Phoenix, 12, and four-year-old Angel from previous relationships - admits the newborn is "amazing" but the birth was unusual, with her husband Stephen Belafonte close to fainting during the drama.

She wrote on twitter: "Finally our baby arrives,Stephen nearly passed out,Phoenix screamed,I laughed so hard the baby popped out!!! She is just sooo amazing!!(sic)"

A name for Mel's third daughter has yet to be announced, but her former Spice Girls bandmate Emma Bunton was quick to congratulate her.

She wrote: "Well done Mummy! Lots of love. Xxx(sic)"

Mel previously revealed she was keen to get the birth over with quickly, and had been trying unusual techniques to induce labour.

She said: "Ideally I want it to come naturally, but I've tried everything. I've tried the hot food, the running, the sex and violence. I've tried it all. And it just seems to be stuck and hibernating in there getting bigger and bigger, so it's coming out this week for sure."