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Abbotsford mom who gave birth in a coma due to COVID-19 discharged from hospital

Last Updated Dec 30, 2020 at 6:18 pm PST

Baby McIntosh (Courtesy GoFundMe)

ABBOTSFORD — A mother who had an emergency C-section in Abbotsford while in a coma due to complications from COVID-19 returned home to her family in time for Christmas.

Gillian McIntosh was in her third trimester when she went to hospital with COVID-19 symptoms in November.

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The 37-year-old was placed in an induced coma and was on a ventilator for a month due to complications from the virus

Her family says in a statement that the mother of two was discharged from hospital on Christmas Eve.

McIntosh thanked those who supported her family during her health scare.

She says in the statement that it was a surreal experience to wake up from a coma and find out she had given birth, particularly when her last memory is of going to hospital.

Her family says that doctors do not yet know how long it will take for McIntosh’s lungs to return to a healthy state.