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Aberdeen midwife Kirsteen Stewart faces unborn baby drug allegations

Aberdeen Maternity Hospital
Image caption The Aberdeen Maternity Hospital charges run from 2007 to 2010

A midwife whose care of mothers and babies in Aberdeen was investigated faces claims she administered drugs which led to the lowering of heartbeats of unborn babies.

Kirsteen Stewart, from Newmachar, was originally suspended for 18 months in 2010 after colleagues raised concerns.

She now faces a Nursing and Midwifery Council misconduct hearing into whether she can practise again.

The hearing is set to begin on 8 December.

It is alleged her actions caused or contributed to the unborn babies of one or more mothers experiencing bradycardia, a slow heart beat.

The charges cover a period between October 2007 and March 2010.

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