*Wow, imagine a mother giving birth to a childy only moments before her daughter gives birth to her first grandchild. Confused? Don’t be, here’s the long and short of it: 37-year-old Angela Patram, a nurse in Florida, delivered her fifth child only 34 minutes before her 20-year-old daughter, Teranish Billups, gave birth at the same hospital, according to a release from Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Fla.
This of course gives the two women an even greater bond, and a story that will be shared for generations to come.
Angela Patram’s fifth child was named Rayna Simone Patram. And she was born at 6:29 p.m., weighing 6 pounds, 7 ounces. Her daughter delivered Jerry Michaud, Jr., via Caesarean section at 7:03 p.m. The child weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, the news release says.
“They’re almost twins,” joked Patram, who works as a surgical oncology nurse at Tampa General, in the statement. Patram was scheduled to have her labor induced on February 19, and her daughter was due to have her first baby on March 6. But the daughter went into labor the night before Patram’s induction. By Feb. 19, mother and daughter were in neighboring rooms at the hospital.
“I’ve been in this field for 29 years…I’ve seen maybe 14,000 deliveries,” Dr. Atef Zakhary, who practices at Tampa General, said in the statement. “I’ve never seen a mom and daughter deliver on the same day. And this is as close as you could get.”
Billups is a biology major at Florida A&M University and plans to transfer schools to enroll in a physician assistant program. She and the baby’s father, Jerry Michaud, Sr., plan to move to be near her family.
“I guess we have special babies,” Billups said. “We’ll be celebrating birthdays together for the rest of their lives. They’ll be very close.”
See the video directly below and read more at Tampa General Hospital.