Former Home and Away and The Voice Australia star Mark Furze's wife has revealed that she has has suffered a miscarriage.
The Ric Dalby actor's wife Laural shared a photo of the two together in the hospital, and wrote a lengthy post about the tragic event and how she hoped people would be more comfortable talking about miscarriages in the future.
"It's difficult to open up and post the hard stuff on social media but it doesn't feel right only posting the good. We all go through hard and dark times and for Mark and I this week has been an incredibly sad and tough week," she posted.
"@themarkfurze 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.
"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.
"Pregnancy loss isn't talked about much but it's actually really common and happens to 1 in 4 pregnancies. I guess we were the unlucky 1 in 4 this time... 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.
"Women should feel more comfortable to talk about pregnancy loss and that's another reason I felt compelled to share my story. I'm sure there's a few of you reading this that have been through the same thing. It sucks, but it's nothing to feel ashamed about.
"I've had a wonderful support network around me to help me through it and I couldn't imagine doing this alone.
"Mark has been so incredibly wonderful to me this week, I feel so grateful to have a man like him by my side. We will get through this and we are doing our best to stay positive."
Mark, who has been married to Laural since 2015, shared her post on his page and stated that he was "so proud".
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