Ireland, it is claimed, is one of the safest places in the world to have a baby. But only if you don't investigate
the births that go fatally wrong. Between 2008 and 2013 dozens of women died in childbirth in Irish hospitals.
Only eight coroner's inquests were held. All returned verdicts of medical misadventure. The partners of the
women who died had to fight long legal battles to have their loved ones' deaths probed. What they found was a
litany of repeated mistakes made by a dysfunctional maternity system.
In this documentary the partners of the women who died recount the events that led up to their deaths
and how they were stonewalled by the authorities when they subsequently sought answers. The midwives tell
us why the system will only change when hospitals are obliged to tell the truth in a coroner's court. Until then
more young mothers are destined to die.