The mother of a woman who died in childbirth says inexperienced staff and delays in treatment at Arrowe Park led to her death.
Carly Harper, 26, from West Kirby in Wirral died in May 2012 a day after her son was prematurely delivered stillborn.
Her mother Christine told her inquest Carly had an infection.
'None of the medical staff appeared to know how to get the situation under control'.
Mrs Harper said her daughter spent hours after her baby died, in pain having tremors and sweating.
She said her daughter was put on a ventilator and her organs failed.
'What should have been a joyous occasion turned into a nightmare'.
The day after she'd lost her grandson, Mrs Harper and her family took the decision to switch off her daughter's life support machine.
She's told Wirral Assistant coroner, David Lewis, Carly's death could have been avoided.
The inquest continues and is due to last three days.
A court case being heard today on criminal injuries compensation, for a child whose mother drank during pregnancy, could pave the way to the criminalisation of pregnant women's behaviour two leading women's charities are warning.
Neil Sugarman, the lawyer representing the unnamed council, told ITV's Good Morning Britain programme that the case wasn't about the "criminalisation" of women, but the rights of the unborn child.
The reason - his dad Ian bizarrely put his son's football allegiance up for auction. He thought the biggest bid might come from Manchester City or United - but it was a keen Stockport fan who clinched it in the end. Daniel Hewitt has the full story.
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Paul Vallance suffered brain injuries in the head-on collision but his lawyer says the signs were missed. Mr Vallance, who's now 27, has agreed a multi-million pound settlement to help pay for the lifelong care and support he'll need.
The next series of a popular documentary which gives viewers an insight into giving birth is being filmed at Liverpool Women's Hospital.
Producers behind Channel 4's BAFTA-award winning One Born Every Minute are on site now and will be filming over the next few weeks.
Over 150 babies have been born on camera since the show first aired in 2010. Previous series have been filmed around the UK - this is the first time the show has come to Liverpool. Victoria Grimes went to meet one of the first stars to arrive on the labour ward.
A young man who suffered a serious brain injury following a head-on car crash has received a £4 million High Court settlement after a long legal battle.
Paul Vallance, aged just 18 at the time of the accident, was badly hurt when a driver travelling in the opposite direction completely lost control and ploughed into his car.
An eight year fight in the courts followed and Paul, who lives in Wigan, has finally been awarded the money to enable him to get the specialist rehabilitation and care that he needs.