Kym Marsh shares her premature birth ordeal

Actress tells her story on TV to highlight premature birth

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Corrie actress Kym Marsh is fronting a TV programme tonight aimed at discovering why babies are born prematurely.

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The topic is one that’s very close to Kym’s heart, as she lost her son Archie earlier this year, after he was born 18 weeks premature.

While the odds for survival have improved, 82,000 babies are born prematurely every year in the UK. The actress wants to know why it happens. On meeting other parents of premature babies, Kym said, “Everyone said they didn’t know why they’d gone into premature labour.”

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The show, Kym Marsh: Born Too Soon, comes as premature baby charity Bliss celebrates its 30th anniversary. Thirty years ago, half of premature babies died, but now their chances of survival are almost 90%.

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