has given birth to a baby girl, her first child with husband Stephen Belafonte.
The former Spice Girls
singer - who already has two daughters, 12-year-old Phoenix, and four-year-old Angel, from previous relationships
- welcomed the tot into the world last night (01.09.11) at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Hospital.
The couple - who have been married since 2007 - released a statement to Hellomagazine.com saying: "This evening Melanie Brown and husband Stephen Belafonte welcomed their new baby girl in Los Angeles.
"This is the first child for Mel and Stephen and both mum and baby are happy, healthy and doing well."
While the baby girl's name has not yet been made public, Mel, 36, recently revealed her doctor had planned to induce her if she didn't go into labour naturally.
She said: "I just had my doctor on the phone and he's given me some ultimatums which are good. It's coming out this week, one way or another.
"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."