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Lily Allen criticises postnatal care: "Waited all day and nothing"

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Lily Allen has criticised the cuts to the National Health Service and the care she has received since giving birth.

The 'Smile' singer and husband Sam Cooper welcomed their second child Marnie Rose Cooper on January 8.

Miss Mode: Lily Cooper aka Lily Allen attends British Fashion Awards 2012

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Lily Allen
The Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2012 - Outside Arrivals
London, England - 29.05.12
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The performer took to Twitter to express her alarm at her poor postnatal treatment.

Allen told her 3,950,604 followers that she contacted medical officers of the NHS after being discharged from the hospital, and later set up a home appointment for a check-up on her newborn.

She tweeted at NHS Direct: "Hi there, can't seem to find out which hospital's community midwifery team are coming to see me… I'm starting to worry now, and no one answers the phone, or if they do, I just keep getting passed around. Let me know if you can [help]."

Lily Cooper Allen and Sam Cooper in back of taxi

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The 27-year-old later added: "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."

Allen said that she didn't "mean to moan" about the situation, but was concerned about how "mothers with less support, both financially and emotionally are meant to cope... surely we can do better than this".

Turning her attention to the actions of the current government, she noted: "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"

Allen later updated her followers on Tuesday afternoon (January 15), saying: "The midwife came this morning and everything is fine. Thank you everybody."

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