Pregnant Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh has been released from hospital, having spent a week under medical observation after having steroid treatment to protect her unborn baby.
Kym’s son Archie died in February 2009 after he was born 18 weeks early and the star has since been diagnosed with an incompetent cervix.
She has been allowed home to fiancé Jamie Lomas, and a Coronation Street spokesperson said, “I spoke to her and she’s in good spirits. She’s been backwards and forwards to hospital since she went on maternity leave as they’re monitoring her carefully, but she’s doing really well.”
Kym already has two children, David, 15 and Emily, 13, from a previous relationship, and has been having regular scans an doctors look to prevent her going into an early labour.
In her New! Column last week, Kym explained her condition.
“I’ve had a difficult pregnancy and been on modified bed rest for over two months. I was diagnosed with an incompetent cervix, which is when your cervix is too weak to stay closed during pregnancy, so I had to have a cervical stitch at 17 weeks.
“I’ve also had steroids to mature the baby’s lungs in case she’s born early. Because of what happened with Archie, my pregnancy was considered ‘high risk’ and the doctors have been keeping a close eye on me. If they hadn’t, I’d have lost her.”