Having recently given birth to my third child, Alfie James, a brother for Phoebe and Nathan, I have been taking an interest in other people who are giving birth. There seems to be a bit of a baby boom in the world of the celebrities at the moment, so there must be something in the water! Here is a summary of celebrity babies that have been born and celebrities that are awaiting their new arrivals.
As a group, the Spice Girls seem to be contributing to the global population rise on their own. Emma Bunton has recently given birth to a seven pound baby boy, Tate, a brother for her first son, Beau. Victoria Beckham and Mel B are both expecting children in the upcoming months. Mel B is expecting her third child, she is already Mum to Phoenix Chi and Angel. Victoria Beckham is expecting her fourth child with footballer David Beckham, a long awaited daughter. This will be a baby sister for her boys, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz.
Holly Willoughby has also recently given birth to her second child several weeks earlier than expected. Baby Belle is a younger sister to two year old Harry. Holly updated her fans on the progress of the birth on Twitter throughout.
Kym Marsh from Coronation Street and ex-Hearsay singer has also recently given birth to a daughter, Polly, seven weeks prematurely. Following several weeks in SCBU, Kym has finally brought her daughter home. Polly is a younger sister for Kym’s children from a previous relationship, David and Emily, and follows the tragic stillbirth of a little boy last year.
Mylene Klass gave birth to her second daughter, a sister for Eva, and caused controversy with her choice of name. She has chosen to call her daughter Hero Harper, which has been criticised for being too unusual and for sounding more suited to a boy.
American solo artist Mariah Carey has experienced similar criticism following the recent births of her twins who she has named Monroe (a girl) and Moroccan Scott (a boy). Mariah and her husband Cannon have defended their choice of names and believe that their children will not be mad with them when they grow up.