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Many women have experienced the heartache of miscarriage -- but "Smile" singer Lily Allen is one of few celebrities to deal publicly with her loss. In January 2008, Allen lost the baby she was expecting with musician Ed Simons. One year later, she moved on to a new relationship with entrepreneur Sam Cooper, and in August, she announced that she's expecting a baby this winter.
But recently, Allen, 25, admitted that she's having trouble enjoying her pregnancy -- because she's so afraid that something bad will happen.
"I had complications (with the pregnancy)," Allen admitted to London's The Sunday Times. "I had about a week and a half of really heavy bleeding and had to have lots of scans... I've been living in fear for the past three months."
In spite of her fears, Allen says she wants a family more than ever -- and she plans to put her pop star career on hold in order to give her children a normal life.
“It’s something I’ve done, that I enjoyed doing, and I may go back to doing it in years to come, but I’ve got to believe that there is more," says Allen of her time as a Grammy-nominated songstress. "I don't think it's that much a part of me, to be honest."
We think Lily Allen is remarkably brave for being candid about her pregnancy complications. So often, celebs who discuss their pregnancies with the media gloss over all the hard parts -- and there can be lots of hard parts. Hopefully she'll inspire other young women to realize that they're not alone in their fears. And we hope the next five months go smoothly Allen and her baby (who is rumored to be a boy!).
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