MICHELLE Connor has suffered a devastating miscarriage in Coronation Street.
In emotionally powerful scenes, Michelle and husband Steve McDonald were told their baby wouldn’t survive and Michelle was left to give birth to her son surrounded by the sound of crying babies.
“I was meant to take care of him, I can’t give birth knowing he’s going to die. I can’t do it,” Michelle sobbed as she went into labour.
“How can you keep my wife in there listening to newborn babies crying?” he demanded to know from the doctor. “It’s upsetting, it’s cruel.”
But with them refusing to move her, Michelle was forced to give birth in harrowing circumstances.
Told to push by the midwife, Michelle screamed: “I can’t, he’ll die.”
Desperate to know if he was breathing, Michelle begged for news and when the nurse told her the tragic news that he wasn’t breathing, Michelle broke down totally.
Given the chance to hold her son, Michelle sobbed over him as Steve tried to comfort her.
“I’m so sorry,” she said as she held her son for the first and last time. “I’m sorry. I don’t want to give him back. I don’t want to leave him.”
“He looks so perfect, I keep thinking he’s going to wake up.”
She added: “My heart feels like it’s breaking, actually breaking.”
Kym, 40, lost baby Archie seconds after he was born prematurely at just 21 weeks in 2009.
“I thought long and hard before agreeing to take on the challenge of this storyline. It is a cause very close to my heart having lost my beautiful Archie,” she said.
“I have had to go to some very dark places in my mind while filming these heartbreaking scenes, but my family, friends and colleagues have been incredible. Losing a child is something that never leaves you so to revisit those feelings has been challenging.
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“Coronation Street ensured that I had a counsellor on set at all times, but for me the best tonic after a hugely emotional day was to go home to my kids and be reminded of how lucky I am to have them.”
Bosses worked closely with stillbirth charity Sands on the episode. Viewers will see Michelle and husband Steve McDonald, played by Simon Gregson, 42, struggle with their loss.
Kym was with her ex-husband, Hollyoaks actor Jamie Lomas, when she lost Archie. They later had daughter Polly, five, together. She is also mum to David, 21, and Emily, 19.
She added: “I felt it was an important story to tell to raise awareness of something which affects thousands of women every year. I am very proud.”
- Coronation Street airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights on ITV
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