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Saturday 30 August 2014

Leigh Arnold reveals pain of losing two-week-old child

Ken Sweeney

Published 31/10/2013 | 08:11

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Actress Leigh Arnold
Arnold and fiance Steve Davies at this year's IFTAs
Leigh Arnold and Steve Davies

GRIEVING Leigh Arnold has revealed how updates from a UK baby website felt "like a punch in the stomach".

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The former RTE Clinic star was left devastated earlier this year when she lost her two-week-old son in a tragic cot death.

However the 33-year-old revealed how the loss had been brought back to her by unwanted updates from a baby website.

"Age and growth updates (are) too painful. It's like a punch in the stomach every time an email pops up," said Arnold. The TV star revealed how she continued to be bombarded with the painful emails despite asking to unsubscribe from the baby website.

"I have tried so many times to log out and for some reason I can't. I've done it twice already," she tweeted. She was seeking a phone number to call the company behind the maternity site.

Leigh, who has a one-year-old son Hunter with her English fiancé Steve Davies (45), gave birth to her baby boy Flynn Patrick Davies at a Manchester hospital on April 28, just a day before Hunter marked his first birthday. But the couple were left traumatised after little Flynn passed away in his sleep, just two and a half weeks later on May 17.

A statement released through a friend last night said: "Flynn was buried in a private ceremony in Dublin which was attended by family and close friends," the couple requested privacy and "time to grieve during this very difficult time".

Leigh later paid tribute to her whole family as a tower of strength through her difficult time.

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