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Couple used transplant experience to help navigate pregnancy during pandemic.

Kate and Brian Chong couldn’t have known they would become parents during a pandemic, but they were more prepared than most for a difficult pregnancy.

Brian donated a kidney to his wife about three years ago and the couple from Coquitlam says they drew on that experience to stay positive while getting ready for the birth of their first child last month.

“Kate and I have learned how to support each other already through those difficult times,” said Brian. “If we didn’t have those learned experiences, I don’t know if things would have ended as successfully as they did for us.”

Their daughter Adelynn was born four weeks early on June 14 among clinicians suited up in protective gear at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver.

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