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Mum-of-two Allen hits out at cuts
Lily Allen launched an online attack against NHS cuts on Twitter after a midwife failed to turn up to check her new baby.
The 27-year-old singer was worried about the health of daughter Marnie Rose, born last Tuesday, and was told a midwife would visit her home. But when they did not come, Lily vented her anger on the social networking site.
She fumed: "So after speaking to the Brent midwifery team at 7 this morning, I was told to stay in all day and someone would be over to weigh my baby And do a jaundice assessment as I've been a bit worried. Waited all day, and nothing, not even a phone call. She'll be a week old tomorrow.
"I don't mean to moan and I know how over stretched the health service is. But I can't help but think about how mothers with less support, both financially and emotionally are meant to cope. What if I was having real problems. I haven't been able to get an answer on the phone.
"I know it's not the midwives themselves' fault, they are generally angels but surely we can do better than this.
"It may be worth mentioning that when I was discharged from hospital with my last baby,14 months ago the midwives were there 3 hours later. #waytogocoalition #CUTS #nhs."
The Smile singer is also mother to 14-month-old daughter Ethel with husband Sam Cooper.
At the weekend Lily complained on Twitter that she was struggling to find out which midwifery team she was being looked after by.