A Nurse and Her Daughter Gave Birth at Almost the Same Time in Florida

A mother and daughter gave birth at the same time on the same day in Florida.  Angela Patram, (l) 37, and her oldest daughter, Teranisha Billups, 20, showed off the adorable new babies.

A nurse in Florida was just ahead by 34 minutes in giving birth to her fifth child 34 minutes while her daughter gave birth to her first grandchild in the delivery room next door.

Hospital officials said in a news release said that Angela Patram, 37, and her daughter, Teranisha Billups, 20, went into labor at Tampa General Hospital on Feb. 19.

According to the hospital,  the medical staff induced Billups’ newest sister Rayna Simone Patram at 6 pounds and 7 ounces at 6:29 p.m., Billups’ Caesarean section brought her son Jerry Michaud, Jr. into the world at 7 pounds and 14 ounces at 7:03 p.m.

The mother, who works as a surgical oncology nurse at the hospital, and her daughter, a biology major at Florida A&M University who aspires to be a physician’s assistant, expressed surprise over the consecutively-timed births.

Patram told People magazine,  “We knew our due dates were around the same time, but we never expected that it would happen on the same day. “I was happily shocked when I found out. I was like, ‘This cannot be rightly so!'”

Hospital officials added the birth certainly represents a rarity and is so uncommon.

Tampa General Dr. Atef Zakhary, who helped deliver both babes said,  “I’ve been in this field for 29 years and I’ve seen maybe 14,000 deliveries but I’ve never seen a mom and daughter deliver on the same day. And this is as close as you could get.”

Baby Jerry is technically baby Rayna’s nephew and the birth turned one of Billups’ siblings into both a big brother and an uncle within an hour.  Talk about queer coincidence! Things like these sure do happen once in a ‘blue moon’ as they say.

 

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