Fergie is a mum at last, and Josh Duhamel a dad, as the singer gave birth to the couple's first child together this week. The new mother gave birth on Thursday, 29 August, at a Los Angeles hospital in the middle of the day, having arrived the Cedars Sinai Medical Center earlier that morning. Congratulations to the both of them!

Josh Duhamel & Fergie
Josh Duhamel & Fergie became parents this week

The news of her birth was first revealed by TMZ, who also reported that the Black Eyed Peas singer (born Stacy Ferguson) gave birth via C-section and arrived at the hospital with her husband just as planned. The two had apparently been prepping for the big day for a while and arrived at their V.I.P. maternity suite thoroughly prepared for the child-birth and a stay at hospital after. The baby also reportedly arrived right on time too, coming just as doctors had predicted.

It has been reported that the new parents also took on the whole process admirably and had been thoroughly prepared for what to expect for a number of weeks. Duhamel was reportedly seen casually chatting with staff whilst his wife was prepped and made to feel at home in her glitzy birthing area; the same maternity unit used recently by Kim Kardashian and NBA star Dwight Howard.

Fergie's representatives spoke with TMZ following the birth, with the celebrity gossip site reporting that the baby's name, Axl Jack, was inspired by Guns & Roses frontman Axl Rose. The sweet child o' them was born at a healthy 7 pounds 10 ounces.

Fergie back when her baby hump was ready to burst

Josh Duhamel Fergie in London
Congratulations to the new parents!