Corrie star’s joy at baby Polly

Kim Marsh and Jamie Lomas with baby, Polly.
Kim Marsh and Jamie Lomas with baby, Polly.

KYM Marsh is to reveal the painful details of losing her baby, as well as her childhood in Wigan when her autobiography is released next week.

Kym spills the beans on dealing with bullies and bulimia as she grew up in Wigan, her rise to fame and the tragic loss of Archie two years ago in her autobiography ‘From The Heart’.

The 34-year-old from Ashton, who is engaged to Hollyoaks actor Jamie Lomas, tragically lost Archie in 2009 after he was born at just 21 weeks.

In her book, which has been serialised in The Daily Mail, she wrote: “We were both so desperate for our baby to make it.

“I was willing our baby to survive. I could still feel him kicking and moving inside me. But I knew, deep inside, he was in real trouble.

“I just had to lie on the bed and wait for Archie to be born - and to die. After what seemed like a lifetime, with one final push Archie came out into the world. He tried to take a breath and then he passed away.

“I was in such a state that I was violently sick.”

She also revealed another blow when she needed pre-cancerous cells removed following a cervical smear.

She wrote: “It was a fairly straightforward procedure, but the whole episode gave me a horrible shock, coming so soon after Archie’s death.”

The book discusses how her relationship with Jamie began to deteriorate and they briefly split before reuniting a few months later.

The couple are even stronger than ever and have released the first official photos of baby Polly in an exclusive photoshoot by OK! magazine.

Kym also gives a traumatic account to the magazine of her labour and how she will always think of Archie, believing Polly would not have been alive had it not been for knowing about the complications of her previous birth. She said: “The labour was relentless and very stressful. Only after a whole day of agony was she born.”

Kym added that doctors told her there were complications with Polly.

She said: “He told us she was very poorly and frightened the life out of us.

“She was breathing on her own and everything was fine when she left us, but we were told afterwards that she started to have some difficulty breathing on her own so they put her on a ventilator.

“By the morning she was breathing on her own, though.”

The Coronation Street star admitted she suffered the “baby blues” but added she had a lot of support from family.

From The Heart, published by Hodder and Stoughton, is out on June 23, priced at £16.99.