Lily Allen Opens Up About the ‘Incredibly Traumatic” deliver of her stillborn son.

**TRIGGER WARNING, graphic content discussing stillbirth.

Almost eight years later, Lily Allen is still dealing with the shock of losing her first child.

Lily has since welcomed daughters Marnie Rose, 5½, and Ethel Mary, 6½, with now-ex-husband Sam Cooper.


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In an interview for BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, the British singer opened up about the heartbreaking experience of delivering her stillborn son George in 2010.

“I went into early labor and they put a stitch in my cervix to try and stop that from developing, and that lasted for the best part of a week,” said Ms Allen, 33.

“The stitch broke and I went into full-blown labor and the baby was really, really small,” she recalled. “And as I was delivering him, the doctors said, ‘There was a pulse and now there no longer is.’ The cord was wrapped around his neck and he was just too small.”


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When asked how she recovered

“I don’t think I did — I don’t think I ever will, really,” the singer replied.

“The hardest thing about that was losing a child, but there were complications with the actual delivery.”

Ms Allen said, explaining, “He was so small he actually got stuck halfway in and halfway out, so to speak, during the delivery, and because his skin wasn’t fully formed they couldn’t [use] forceps [to] pull him out.”

“So there was a period of about 12 hours of lying there with him deceased in between my legs, which was incredibly [traumatic],” she shared.

“I went into trauma and I don’t think I’ll ever really recover from that.”


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If you are struggling with a recent loss there are a few support networks to reach out to below:

The Pink Elephants
https://pinkelephantssupport.com/feel-home/support-resources/

Bears Of Hope Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support
Grief Support: 1300 11 HOPE
Email: support@bearsofhope.org.au

PANDA
PANDA National Helpline (Mon to Fri, 9am – 7.30pm AEST) Call 1300 726 306

Sands.org.au
24 hours a day, 365 days a year (including Christmas Day) by dialling 1300 072 637

Lifeline 13 11 14

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  • It would be such a terrible trauma :(

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  • how brave lily is to speak out about it.

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  • Oh so sad I never new this poor thing! I’m so lucky to have had three beautiful boys with no problems

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  • I had 3 miscarriages what was bad enough, but I feel I recovered from that. Stillbirths often happen later in the pregnancy and I do think that makes it harder (probably due to deeper attachment). Loosing a child is always hard and we will carry it always with us !

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  • No-one ever recovers from a still born – you just sweep it under the carpet and don’t speak about it. But it will hurt till the day you die.

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  • The cord around the baby’s neck would have stopped the oxygen from reaching his lungs.
    Had they known and done a c-section they may have been able to save the baby. Once there was no pulse and they knew the baby was definitely deceased and no chance of survival why didn’t they use forceps to reduce the Mother’s suffering.

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  • What a shocking experience
    I don’t think anyone can recover from such a thing

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  • That sounds deeply traumatic – I’m not surprised she doesn’t feel recovered.

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