Una Healy had the ''worst moment'' of her life when her baby daughter started choking shortly after birth.

The Saturdays singer and her England rugby player husband Ben Foden welcomed Aoife into the world last month but the couple ''went into panic'' when the little one began ''forcefully'' choking in hospital a day after she was born .

Una said: ''We went into panic and pushed the emergency button and the next thing we knew, our baby was whisked away and there were alarm bells ringing and staff running around.

''I was screaming. It was the worst moment of my life. There's this precious little person who you would die for and you just can't bear to think of anything happening to her.

''She was given antibiotics as a precaution and put under observation for 24 hours, then we were told it was fine to take her home.''

Ben admits the couple were left ''shaken'' by the incident but knows there will always be aspects of parenthood that are ''scary''.

Ben explained: ''Aoife had some fluid stuck in her lungs and when we fed her, she kept bringing it up, but on this occasion it was forcefully. Then she started choking and was holding her breath.

''I am sure we have plenty more scary moments ahead of us but, being Brand New to parenthood, that really did shake us.''

Una admits Aoife has transformed her and the 26-year-old sportsman's life since she was born and the singer hasn't been spending hours ''just gazing at her''.

The 30-year-old star added to HELLO! magazine: ''There hasn't been a dull moment since she was born, what with the feeding and the changing and the visitors and The Hours we spend just gazing at her, taking in every little expression.

''During the night, I'll wake up, even when she's sound asleep, and sneak a peek. She'll be lying there, with her tiny hands up by her face - she's so ladylike - and my heart could burst with love for her.''