Kym Marsh has spoken about how her rainbow baby Polly helped her through her miscarriage grief


by Emma Dodds |
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Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh has opened up about having her daughter Polly after the death of her son Archie

Kym Marsh has revealed that having her "rainbow baby" Polly helped her through the death of her son Archie.

Kym, 40, lost her son at 21 weeks in 2009, and doctors could do nothing to save him as he was classed as a miscarriage.

But the mum-of-three has credited having her six-year-old daughter with helping her through the traumatic time.

Kym gave birth to Polly around two years after losing Archie, and described her daughter as a "miracle".

Kym described daughter Polly as a "miracle" (Credit: Getty Images) ©Getty Images

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, she revealed that she also had problems throughout her pregnancy with Polly: "Obviously Polly is my little miracle. There were times when I was pregnant when I didn't think we were going to have her, and we nearly lost her several times."

Polly was born premature, as Kym went into labour at 33 weeks and Polly was born weighing just 4lb 1oz.

But she is a happy and healthy little girl, as Kym described her: "She is a little whirlwind. From the second she opens her eyes in the morning, she is just energy. She loves life and to see her I think, 'Thank God for you.'

"We all feel like that about Polly. We think it's because we lost Archie and we didn't think we were going to have Polly."

Kym recently won a Soap Award for her portrayal of a late miscarriage on Coronation Street.

Kym's older son David accompanied her on the red carpet at the Soap Awards (Credit: Getty Images) ©Getty Images

She dedicated her win to her "angel baby" Archie, and her emotional acceptance speech was incredibly moving.

She said: "It was perhaps the most difficult thing I've ever had to do in my career. It took us back to places that we never really wanted to go to again, but we did because we wanted to tell the story.

"As we are sitting here enjoying ourselves, someone is losing their baby. I'm so proud of the show for telling the story in its entirety, reaching out to people and breaking the silence and the taboo."

She finished off by dedicating her performance to baby Archie.

Kym's character Michelle went through the same thing as she did (Credit: ITV/ Coronation Street)

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