A blog from Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh on her stillborn son, Archie.  

"If you look at the records, he simply doesn’t exist, as if he was a somehow nothing more than a figment of my imagination. But he’s so much more than that.  And while Archie was only on this Earth for a few short minutes, he existed to me. He was, and will always be, my little boy and there’s not a day goes by that I don’t think of him."  

The charity ‘Sands’ have been working with Kym on the Corrie storyline. Cheryl Titherly, Improving Bereavement Care Manager at Sands, says: “We know from the many thousands of parents we support that having keepsakes of their baby is very important to them. When a life is so short, there are few opportunities for creating memories. Sands, therefore, encourages all hospitals to offer the option of a Certificate of Birth to parents of all babies who are born dead before 24 weeks. Templates are available to download on Sands’ website at www.uk-sands.org.”

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