KYM MARSH bravely opened up about losing her own baby after her Corrie character Michelle Connor’s harrowing stillbirth storyline.
Now her on-screen partner SIMON GREGSON has spoken of his own heartbreak over losing 11 babies with wife Emma.
It follows the emotional hospital scenes on Monday that saw Michelle give birth to her under-developed son Ruari at 23 weeks.
Speaking about the tragic scenes, Simon, who plays Steve McDonald, said: “Me and Emma have lost children. First one at 21 weeks and four days.
“As a bloke being there and witness to all this, you feel completely helpless. Your wife, who’s carried the baby and has not given birth . . .
To the £&)(; who tweeted my wife. We’ve lost 11 baby’s 1st being 21 weeks 4 days. Maybe think or do your research before tweeting someone
— simon gregson (@simongregson123) January 11, 2017
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“Then there’s all the stuff that goes along with being a human being, the chemical reaction, everything that goes on in your brain, the hormones, all that kind of stuff.
“The bloke’s completely helpless. What’s he supposed to do but support? So men and women grieve differently for all sorts of things.”
Kym said she was keen for the soap to avoid using the term “late miscarriage” in scripts after her experience in hospital.
She explained: “That was one of the things that really annoyed and angered me because I had just given birth to a baby.
“I didn’t miscarry my baby, I gave birth to him. Why is there no birth certificate? The clue is in the name — birth certificate — and I have just given birth.
“What? Because he didn’t survive? What is that? When I am not here any more, nobody will know that my baby existed.
“That is the thing that upsets a lot of women, that thing that they can’t have a birth certificate.
“There are a lot of babies that do survive from 22, 23 weeks, they are allowed a birth certificate.
“I have had tweets from women saying they hate the term ‘late miscarriage’.
“Bloody hell, the midwives and the nurses do a brilliant job and they must see tragic things day in and day out, and it is not their fault. But it is all so clinical sometimes.”
Kym was devastated when she lost her baby boy Archie with then boyfriend JAMIE LOMAS after giving birth 18 weeks early in 2009.
Despite the loss, Kym was glad she did the storyline and consulted on the script. She said: “I am very glad we chose to do this and the decision was very much left in my hands.
“They invited me to go home and speak about it with my mum and the children. That’s what I did.
“I remember having quite a long conversation with my mum and she said to me, ‘What is your gut instinct because that’s usually the right one?’. I said it was to do this and she asked why. And I said, ‘Because I’ve always tried to do my bit for charities that fund research or help people to discuss and talk and heal around baby loss.’
“And also to honour my son, to be quite frank, because when you lose a baby it’s something you learn to deal with. And something you learn to accept. And learning to accept what’s happened to you only comes from talking.”
Reliving the traumatic birth scene was the biggest challenge for Kym and Simon.
The special effects team that worked on JOHNNY DEPP movie Pirates Of The Caribbean were drafted in to to make a prosthetic baby. Kym said: “I’d heard a lot about how real this baby was. I specifically said I didn’t want to see the baby until we do the take.
“I know how realistic these things are and I just thought, for performance purposes, when I see that baby for the first time I want it to be as real as I can possibly make it.
“I absolutely dared myself to go there. So neither of us had seen the baby.”
I think they’ve been extremely brave in doing these scenes.
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