In 2009, soap star Kym Marsh suffered the heartbreak of late miscarriage at 21 weeks with her baby boy, Archie.
Kym was open about her loss from the start, issuing a statement saying, 'Archie is our beautiful angel and we will miss him so much. Thank you all for your support.'
Eight years on from losing Archie, Kym has filmed a tragic storyline in which her Coronation Street character, Michelle, suffers a stillbirth.
We admire Kym’s bravery and her desire to help raise awareness of the problem of baby loss.
Currently in the UK, 1 in 4 pregnancies will end in loss with 10 babies stillborn every day.
Speaking to OK! magazine, Kym said that the scenes were ‘challenging’ but that she wanted to help other women by filming this episode.
'I have had to go to some really dark places when filming the heartbreaking scenes. But my family, friends and colleagues have been incredible. Losing a child is something that never leaves you, so revisiting those feelings as Michelle was a challenge. There was a counsellor on set at all times when we were filming the scenes.'
Kym also took comfort and strength from her other three children after difficult days on set.
‘The best tonic was to go home and see David, Emilie and Polly, which reminded me how lucky I am to have my children.’
If you or someone you love is affected by this episode, our midwives are here 9-5pm, Monday-Friday and are trained in bereavement support. It is free to call them on 0800 0147 800, or you can send an email to [email protected].
Losing a baby at any stage of pregnancy can be heartbreaking. If you need any support or advice, you can read our information and support pages about miscarriage and stillbirth here.
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A late miscarriage occurs between weeks 14 to 24 of pregnancy.
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If you’ve experienced a miscarriage, we’re here to help and support you.
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