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'She is pure magic' - Australian actress Teresa Palmer announces birth of baby daughter

Australian actress Teresa Palmer has given birth to a baby daughter called Poet Lake Palmer, announcing the news via social media.

The 33-year-old actress and her husband Mark Webber welcomed their third child into the world on Friday night, and Palmer subsequently took to social media to share their happy news.

Alongside a photo of her newborn baby, Palmer wrote on Instagram: "Our beautiful little girl Poet Lake Palmer arrived Friday night on April 12th. She is pure magic, we feel like we are in a dream (sic)"

Webber also took to social media to gush about his baby daughter.

He wrote on the photo-sharing platform: "I whispered her a poem as soon as she was born. Our beautiful baby girl Poet Lake Palmer has arrived. We're all in total bliss... (sic)"

Palmer previously admitted that motherhood has changed her approach to life.

The actress explained that she's become "more selective" about her film roles since having her first child in February 2014.

"I am more selective. It has to be a very special project for me to want to leave my family," Palmer said.

She also revealed she enjoys the "chaos" that comes with having young children, and says the whole experience of parenthood is "surreal".

"I actually like feeling frazzled with unruly hair, sleepless nights, a noisy house and bed full of kids," she said. 

"The beauty in the chaos is my favourite thing and I wouldn't change the messiness of it at all.

"Sometimes I look in the mirror and can't believe that I'm a mother to two boys and a stepmother to another one, it feels pretty surreal some days!"

Actress Teresa Palmer announced the birth of her baby daughter on social media. Source: Teresa Palmer/Instagram