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Corrie’s Kym Marsh on early maternity leave due to flu

Extra cautious after previous miscarriage tragedy, Coronation Street actress takes early maternity leave after contracting the flu

Posted: 7 January 2011
by Kimberley Smith
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Kym's now on maternity leave

Fearing for Kym Marsh’s pregnancy, Coronation Street bosses have sent the actress home on early maternity leave as she battles with a bout of the flu.

In early 2009 Kym lost her very premature baby Archie, so she’s being extra careful with this pregnancy. She and Corrie bosses agreed she will start her maternity leave now to help her recover before the baby is born April.

Kym, who has been playing Michelle Connor on the Street since 2006, has been keeping her fans updated on Twitter. “Thank you so much for all your get well messages. Feeling a little better today,” she told her followers this morning.

Kym’s not the only one feeling poorly this winter. Swine flu has reappeared as well as seasonal colds and as pregnancy lowers your immunity, mums-to-be need to be extra careful of catching bugs.

Doctors are urging all pregnant women to have a swine flu vaccine, which prevents against other types of flu too. Mums-to-be are classed as “at risk” so you should have no problems getting the jab at your local GP surgery. There is also evidence that the vaccination can protect your baby from contracting flu in the first few months after his birth.  Find out more about flu jabs in pregnancy.


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