Baby joy! Home and Away star Mark Furze and wife Laural welcome their first child together after a devastating miscarriage - and reveal their newborn daughter's unique name

Home and Away actor Mark Furze and wife Laural have welcomed their first child - a baby girl called Soma. 

Mark made the announcement on Thursday as he shared several sweet pictures of the couple gazing adoringly at the newborn on Instagram.

'There's no greater right of passage a human can go through than labour and giving birth,' he wrote. 

Baby joy: Home and Away actor Mark Furze and wife Laural have welcomed their first child - a baby girl called Soma

Baby joy: Home and Away actor Mark Furze and wife Laural have welcomed their first child - a baby girl called Soma

'The gravity of how unexplainably challenging and profound it is holds a power I didn't know existed. It truly is a Caterpillar-Butterfly experience.'

He then went on to introduce adorable little girl.  

'Bursting with love and gratitude, I share with you our daughter, Soma. I have been blessed with another incredible lady in my life and a new ability to see beauty in this world that I was not ready to discover until now,' he wrote. 

So happy: Mark made the announcement on Thursday as he shared several sweet pictures of the newborn on Instagram

So happy: Mark made the announcement on Thursday as he shared several sweet pictures of the newborn on Instagram

He then praised his wife Laural following the delivery.   

'Lollie, thank you for choosing me to partner you on this journey. I'm in awe of you and I promise to be the best husband and father I can be,' he finished. 

The announcement was met with congratulations from celebrity pals, including Jodi Gordon and Paulini Curuenavuli. 

Loving: 'Bursting with love and gratitude, I share with you our daughter, Soma. I have been blessed with another incredible lady in my life and a new ability to see beauty in this world that I was not ready to discover until now,' he wrote

Loving: 'Bursting with love and gratitude, I share with you our daughter, Soma. I have been blessed with another incredible lady in my life and a new ability to see beauty in this world that I was not ready to discover until now,' he wrote

He then praised his wife Laural following the delivery. 'Lollie, thank you for choosing me to partner you on this journey. I'm in awe of you and I promise to be the best husband and father I can be,' he said

He then praised his wife Laural following the delivery. 'Lollie, thank you for choosing me to partner you on this journey. I'm in awe of you and I promise to be the best husband and father I can be,' he said 

It comes after the pair bravely spoke of their heartbreak after Laural suffered a miscarriage early into her first pregnancy in 2020.      

'We all go through hard and dark times and for Mark and I this week has been an incredibly sad and tough week,' Laural wrote on Instagram at the time.  

'Mark and I were going to make a pretty big announcement this week... we're having a baby! I'm 10 weeks pregnant and we have been so excited daydreaming about what our little human would be like and getting ready for this new chapter,' she added.

Tragic: It comes after the pair bravely spoke of their heartbreak after Laural suffered a miscarriage early into her first pregnancy in 2020

Tragic: It comes after the pair bravely spoke of their heartbreak after Laural suffered a miscarriage early into her first pregnancy in 2020

'But, this past week at my ultrasound we found out the sad news the pregnancy isn't viable and I've had what's called a missed miscarriage where my body still thinks it's pregnant, but the fetus hasn't progressed.' 

She also explained that she wanted to discuss her miscarriage because 'pregnancy loss isn't talked about much'.  

'It's actually really common and happens to 1 in 4 pregnancies. I guess we were the unlucky 1 in 4 this time,' she said.

'I have peace in knowing that it's likely because the embryo wasn't 100% healthy and it just wasn't compatible with life. But still it's been an incredibly difficult few days to try process everything. I cry a lot and have eaten ice cream everyday this week.' 

'I wanted to share this here because it doesn't feel right just pretending this huge life event hasn't happened to us. I want to respect it and be open about it,' she wrote.   

She also said she 'feels grateful to have a man like Mark by my side' and they will 'try again one day in the future but for now we will take things one day at a time and find our way back to a new normal.'

Mark also shared Laural's post to his Instagram page and wrote: 'Been riding a rough wave recently. My courageous wife Laural says it beautifully below. I love you Lollie, I'm so proud of you.'

The couple tied the knot in September 2015. 

Laural was crowned Miss Universe New Zealand back in 2007.

Relationship: The couple tied the knot in September 2015

Relationship: The couple tied the knot in September 2015

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Home and Away star Mark Furze and wife Laural welcome their first child together

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