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Had a baby born premature or sick, or know anyone who has? Help count the cost of premature birth by taking part in our survey

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MEDIA: Bliss Thu 25-Jul-13 15:53:05

We all know that having a new baby can be an expensive time for any family, however many parents of premature and sick babies face crippling additional costs associated with their baby being admitted to hospital, often for long periods of time. Bliss research from 2010 showed that families of premature and sick babies faced additional costs averaging £2,800 - or an extra £310 a week -associated with having a baby in neonatal care. These costs covered a wide range of things such as loss of earnings, transport costs to visit their baby in hospital, and the cost of childcare for other children at home.

We are conducting a new survey of family’s experiences and the financial impact of having your baby admitted to neonatal care. If your baby was admitted to hospital after birth please complete our survey to let us know about the additional costs you and your family incurred during this difficult time. We really want to hear from as many parents as possible so please go to to have your say.

The purpose of the survey is to gather further detailed information to guide our campaigning work and help us to make a strong case for greater help for families with these experiences. All information provided will be handled sensitively and responses will remain anonymous.

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