Home and Away's Kate Ritchie becomes a mother
Former 'Home and Away' star Kate Ritchie has had a baby girl with her husband, ex-rugby league player Stuart Webb
Former 'Home and Away' star Kate Ritchie has given birth to a baby girl.
The 36-year-old soap star and her husband, former rugby league player Stuart Webb, have become parents for the first time after Kate delivered the tot on Sunday (17.08.14).
She announced the news on Facebook today (18.08.14), writing: "We welcomed our beautiful little girl into the world last night.
"She is doing very well, as is mum. We happen to think she is perfect and we couldn't be more delighted."
Kate - who married Stuart in Tasmania in 2010 - hasn't yet revealed the name of her daughter, but last month she did ask her Instagram followers for their opinions on a list of boys' and girls' names the couple had come up with.
The actress - who originally played Sally from 1998 to 2008 and then reprised her role in 2013 - previously described the pregnancy as a blessing.
Kate said: "The gift of being able to carry a child is beautiful. It's happened exactly when it was meant to happen.
"Becoming a mother will be a wonderful bonus to who I already am ... I just feel blessed."
Her co-hosts, Tim Blackwell and Marty Sheargold, on radio station NOVA FM's drive time show sent their congratulations to the couple via Twitter.
They tweeted: "IT'S A BABY GIRL FOR @kateritchie01! Congrats from your fun-lovin' radio family! X #KTM (sic)"