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Image caption After Gabriel was born 15 weeks premature, his mum had to leave her job. Two thirds of fathers of premature and sick babies are being forced to return to work while their child is in intensive care, a charity has said. Of 737 parents surveyed by the neonatal charity Bliss and BBC Radio 5 Live Investigates , 77% said they were not given enough time off. One in 10 parents had to leave their job as a result of their baby's stay in hospital, the results suggest. The government is reviewing rules for parents of premature and sick babies. Gemma Reid, from Surrey, gave up her job as a special educational needs teacher when her son, Gabriel, was born 15 weeks early. Gabriel suffered heart, brain and lung problems and developed sepsis. Full story

17 February

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