After a few recent scares, Reese Witherspoon has given birth to her third babog, a baby boy.

The 36-year-old actress (who has two more simply-monikered children, Ava, 13, and Deacon, eight, thanks to her union with Ryan Phillippe) and her husband Jim Toth welcomed Tennessee James into the world yesterday.

A mouthpiece for the couple said: "Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth welcomed Tennessee James (bit of a mouthful, the child should be able to say their own name by the time their 5) into their family today,. Both mom and baby are healthy and the entire family is thrilled.'

Last month, the actress spent a couple of days in a Los Angeles medical facility after it was feared she was going into early labor.

After being discharged doctors told her to take it easy at home and get plenty of rest.

Reese - who married Jim in March 2011 after a year of dating - recently admitted she was planning a career break to raise their new addition.

In June, she said: "I'm feeling very round tonight. After I finish [filming] The Devil's Knot (plug, plug, plug), I'm going to take a little time off - and go have a baby!'