Lily Allen on stillbirth: 'It was the most unfortunate thing that can happen to a person'

The singer has two daughters with Sam Cooper

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Lily Allen has said that she doesn’t feel sorry for herself after giving birth to a stillborn son in November 2010.

She said that she was in a more fortunate position than some to deal with the tragedy – not because of her high-profile career, but because she had the support of husband Sam Cooper.

"I think it’s difficult for anybody regardless of what world they live in," she said on The Jonathan Ross Show, which is due to air on ITV tomorrow evening.

"And actually what I took home from that experience was… Even though it was the most unfortunate thing that can ever happen to a person, I was very fortunate in the sense that I have a loving partner to go home to and share that experience with."

The NHS website states that 11 babies are born stillborn every day in the UK and every 1 in 200 births results in a stillbirth. It is 15 times more common than cot death.

Allen continued that many women who have stillborns don’t have the same level of support.

"They have to go home and deal with that on their own so I am kind of in a bit of a - since that happened - in a count my blessings scenario rather than feeling sorry for myself,"she said.

Allen has two daughters, Ethel and Marnie.

She hopes to have more children – and has devised some truly impressive names for them.

"I’d love a boy and I’d also like another girl just so I can call her Auxiliary Jane… or Pizza, I quite like Pizza for a kid, or Mega Lolz that would be good. Megan Lolz," she said.

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