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Australian musical theatre star Christie Whelan Browne has announced she and husband Rohan Browne are expecting their first child. 

The 38-year-old actress, who previously endured three unsuccessful rounds of IVF, shared the happy news on Instagram this Wednesday, calling her pregnancy a 'miracle.' 

Uploading several photos of herself with fellow performer and husband Rohan, 38, posing next to her growing belly, Christie wrote: 'A miracle happened. We have never been so happy. Happy Hump/Bump Day.' 

A miracle happened!' Christie Whelan Browne, 38, (right) has announced she and husband Rohan Browne, 38, (left) are expecting their first child A miracle happened!' Christie Whelan Browne, 38, (right) has announced she and husband Rohan Browne, 38, (left) are expecting their first child

A miracle happened!' Christie Whelan Browne, 38, (right) has announced she and husband Rohan Browne, 38, (left) are expecting their first child

The post was flooded with congratulatory comments from Australian celebrities, including singer Kate Miller-Heidke, who wrote: 'OMG yay! So happy for you all xxx'. 

'OMG!! That's fantastic!! Congratulations,' actress Rebecca Gibney concurred, as comedian Julia Morris added: 'The yummiest parents ever... congratulations lovelies!' 

Meanwhile, father-to-be Rohan excitedly shared the news on his Instagram page, while confirming that the couple are expecting a boy. 

Bumping along nicely! The actress, who previously endured three unsuccessful rounds of IVF, shared the happy news on Instagram this Wednesday, calling her pregnancy a 'miracle' Bumping along nicely! The actress, who previously endured three unsuccessful rounds of IVF, shared the happy news on Instagram this Wednesday, calling her pregnancy a 'miracle'

Bumping along nicely! The actress, who previously endured three unsuccessful rounds of IVF, shared the happy news on Instagram this Wednesday, calling her pregnancy a 'miracle'

'We are overjoyed with some very good news': Meanwhile, father-to-be Rohan excitedly shared the news on his Instagram page, while confirming that the couple are expecting a boy 'We are overjoyed with some very good news': Meanwhile, father-to-be Rohan excitedly shared the news on his Instagram page, while confirming that the couple are expecting a boy

'We are overjoyed with some very good news': Meanwhile, father-to-be Rohan excitedly shared the news on his Instagram page, while confirming that the couple are expecting a boy

'In a time and world fraught with anxiety, uncertainty and doubt, we are overjoyed with some very good news. A little baby boy,' he wrote next to a black-and-white image of himself kissing Christie's belly. 

The happy news comes after Christie's debilitating battle with endometriosis - a painful condition caused when cells in the uterus grow outside of the uterine cavity.  

The Neighbours actress was diagnosed with, which can often cause infertility, 10 years ago.

Miracle baby: Christie endured three unsuccessful rounds of IVF before finally falling pregnant this year Miracle baby: Christie endured three unsuccessful rounds of IVF before finally falling pregnant this year

Miracle baby: Christie endured three unsuccessful rounds of IVF before finally falling pregnant this year 

Last month, Christie spoke about her struggles with infertility and the financial burden of undergoing three unsuccessful rounds of IVF. 

'It's a heartbreaking and emotional kick when [IVF] doesn't work, but also a financial kick,' she told the , confessing that she's even had family members contribute to paying for her IVF.  

Christie also described the feeling of 'shame' that comes with infertility, admitting: 'It makes you question your womanhood and it's very hard to remove.' 

The blonde insisted that infertility is 'nothing to be ashamed of', and that the word shame should only be used to describe situations when you have done something wrong.  

Heartbreaking Christie recently described the feeling of 'shame' that comes with infertility, telling the Sydney Morning Herald: 'It makes you question your womanhood and it's very hard to remove' Heartbreaking Christie recently described the feeling of 'shame' that comes with infertility, telling the Sydney Morning Herald: 'It makes you question your womanhood and it's very hard to remove'

Heartbreaking Christie recently described the feeling of 'shame' that comes with infertility, telling the Sydney Morning Herald: 'It makes you question your womanhood and it's very hard to remove'