Una Healy baby: Saturdays singer gives birth to little girl with Ben Foden


Just in time for Mother's Day! Una Healy gives birth to baby girl Aoife with fianc Ben Foden

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16:22 GMT, 13 March 2012

Una Healy has given birth to her first child with fianc Ben Foden.

The Saturdays singer welcomed a 7lbs 13oz little girl with her rugby player beau today, and the pair have decided on a traditional Irish name of Aoife for the little girl.

While Aoife means beauty, the baby's middle name is Belle – the French adaptation of Ben's mother's name of Bell, which also means beautiful.

Ben announced the news on his Twitter page this afternoon by writing: 'I am officially a Dad!!!!!! Una an baby are both amazing and healthy!!!! So proud of them both! #babybenuna.'

Una Healy gives birth to baby girl with fianc Ben Foden

Una Healy gives birth to baby girl with fianc Ben Foden

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Happy news: Ben announced the birth on his Twitter page this afternoon

Happy news: Ben announced the birth on his Twitter page this afternoon

Una's bandmate Vanessa White was quick
to offer her congratulations, writing on her Twitter page:
'Congratulations @ben_foden @unahealy and baby! So happy!! Xxx'

Rochelle Wiseman then added: 'A
beautiful girl has entered the world today and, I'm her aunty #blessed
I'm so proud of @unahealy @ben_foden BIG love! Xx'

Mollie King wrote: 'Congratulations to my beautiful @unahealy and @ben_foden! I couldn't be more proud! What gorgeous parents u will make! I want to seeee her!'

Blooming beautiful: Una was last seen before the birth on March 5th, going grocery shopping with her fianc

Blooming beautiful: Una was last seen before the birth on March 5th, going grocery shopping with her fianc

And Frankie Sandford concluded:
'@ben_foden congrats. So excited!!! Big hug… Don't forget Una on
mothers day Sunday! How cool. Ur mum and dad! X'

Una has remained noticeably absent
from Twitter over the past few days, sparking speculation among fans
that she may have been in labour.

Her last tweet read: 'Just did a massive clear out in my bedroom… so much crap accumulates over the years, drawers full of it! #outwiththeold.'

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So excited: Una's bandmate Vanessa White was one of the first to offer congratulations following the birth

So excited: Una's bandmate Vanessa White was one of the first to offer congratulations following the birth

Auntie Rochelle! Rochelle Wiseman was quick to offer her congratulations to 'Big Daddy' Ben and bandmate Una

Auntie Rochelle! Rochelle Wiseman was quick to offer her congratulations to 'Big Daddy' Ben and bandmate Una

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Eager: Mollie King tweeted that she was desperate to meet the littlest Saturday in the band

Eager: Mollie King tweeted that she was desperate to meet the littlest Saturday in the band

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Excitement all round: And Frankie Sandford pointed out that the new arrival was just in time for Mother's Day this Sunday

Excitement all round: And Frankie Sandford pointed out that the new arrival was just in time for Mother's Day this Sunday

And while Una was resting up in the
final stages of her pregnancy, Ben was scoring a try on the rugby pitch
as he played for England against France in Paris on Sunday afternoon.

Una and Ben revealed last year that they were expecting a little girl.

She said: ' 'I come from a family of girls, I went
to an all-girls school and I'm in a girl band, so I guess it's fitting
that I'm having a daughter.'

Sexy mama: Una hadn't let her growing bump get in the way of her sense of style in the later stages of her pregnancy

Sexy mama: Una hadn't let her growing bump get in the way of her sense of style in the later stages of her pregnancy

Sexy mama: Una hadn't let her growing bump get in the way of her sense of style in the later stages of her pregnancy

Sporting success: Una's fianc Ben scored a try as he played for England against France on Sunday

Sporting success: Una's fianc Ben scored a try as he played for England against France on Sunday

Ben added: 'We weren't trying for a baby. But we'd talked about starting a family
and we're in a loving and committed relationship, so it wasn't a massive
shock.

'I was over the moon. I plan on spending the rest of my life with
Una.'