The award-winning documentary maker embeds himself in three psychiatric mother and baby units in the
UK. Here women with mental health issues are kept with their babies rather than being separated. With
erratic and self-harming behaviour common, the professionals are constantly having to judge whether
keeping them together is in anyone’s best interest. The premise is that the mother and baby bond is so
strong that separation would be harmful. But when does the mother’s behaviour become detrimental to
her and her child’s wellbeing?